1955 Lancia Aurelia

B20 GT - Series 4

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1/1955
  • Mileage 
    68 360 km / 42 477 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Azzuro Agnano-Celeste
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior brand colour 
    Panno nocciola
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    118 PS / 87 kW / 117 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Lovely example with a nice patina
- Delivered new in England (RHD)
- New carpets, new Nardi steering wheel,..
- Older restoration (90s)
- Belgian registration

The Lancia Aurelia B20

The Italian economy recovered slowly after WOII; and Jano's Aurelia (B10) design was quite the revolutionary thing back in 1949. The combination of luxury, power, looks and presence were really something! The first car with a mass produced full alloy V6 engine, in board brakes, monocoque construction and a very slick, aerodynamic design.

Pinin Farina took care of the coupe design - called B20 - resulting in the first ever use of the GT or Gran Turismo name! The Aurelia was very successful with privateers in motor racing. In 1951 a stock Aurelia finished 2nd in the legendary Mille Miglia race!

During the 8 years of production, the Aurelia underwent many updates, so called Series. In these, the Serie 4 is recognized as the biggest evolution because of the de Dion suspension and more powerful engine. The Aurelia was a succes in England as well, despite being more expensive than a Bentley at the time!

Lord March even said: "Definitely one of my favorite cars of all time!"

Our Aurelia B20 GT 250

The series 4 we're offering is equipped with the upgraded suspension and the more powerful 2.5 V6 delivering 118hp. They built 573 examples in 1954, over a total of 3001 Aurelia's.

This particular one was restored in the 90s and is finished in a beautiful baby blue called Azzuro Agnano-Celeste. The interior was redone in the Oatmeal colored 'Panno nocciola' with a tan piping and rubber floormats. The classic wooden Nardi steering wheel is the finishing touch, but the original wheel comes with the car!

It starts immediately delivering a beautiful sonorous V6 burble..

This is an opportunity to own a legendary Lancia, a beautiful GT that is eligible for most classic rally's and events!

Construction: 30 novembre 1954
Testdrive: 12 januari 1955
Complete: 13 januari 1955

Owners

1: Douglas Abercrombie - Essex; UK
2: Talon Engineering - London; UK
3: Valkenswaard - The Netherlands
4: Current owner - Belgium