Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Dark Blue
  • 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:
Sunday 17th May 2009 12:00 - 19:00
Monday 18th May 2009 from 10:00
Sale:
Monday 18th May 2009
Collectors' Items 11:00
Motor Cars at 13:30
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: TBA Chassis Number: TBA
When the Lancia Aurelia was unveiled at the 1950 Turin Motor Show, it was not the car’s looks that stunned the motoring press. The Aurelia’s somewhat unexciting pillar-less four door bodywork was masking the most progressive car of the period: the first car in the world to use a V6 engine and the first car to use radial-ply tyres. Its semi-trailing arm independent rear suspension was to be widely copied (as was the basis of all its components) later by other major producers and the use of a rear transaxle in a production car predated its use by other manufacturers by twenty years. Here was the ultimate technology in a road car that was to lead, within four years, to the quickest Formula