1954 Lancia Aurelia

B20 GT Series 4

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Légende et Passion

Espace Fontvielle
Monaco

On View:
Friday 9th May 2008 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10th May 2008 from 10:00

Sale:

Saturday 10th May 2008
Collectors' Items 14.30
Motor Cars at 15.00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

The Lancia Aurelia B20 Berlinetta (or Coupé) set new standards when introduced in 1951, based on the pioneering mechanical elements first seen in the Aurelia saloon the year before. The most exciting features of the new Berlinetta were its compact but powerful V6 engine and the sporting coachwork, styled by Pininfarina.

The B20 GT started a racing revolution. In 1951 alone the Aurelia scored 19 major class victories including the Mille Miglia, Giro di Sicilia and Le Mans. The Le Mans class win was taken by Count 'Johnny' Lurani and Giovanni Bracco in a virtually standard car. The Aurelia's successful first season was