• Year of manufacture 
    1956
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Azzurra Cielo
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior brand colour 
    Nocciola
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
    United States
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    118 BHP / 120 PS / 88 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

* One of Lancia’s most prized models and Pinin Farina’s purist designs
* Complete with its numbers-matching engine and transaxle
* Finished in the fitting and attractive, original colors of Azzurra Cielo over Nocciola
* A very correct example delivered new to Rome and formerly part of the highly-regarded Oscar Davis collection
* Complete with toolkit and owner’s manual
* Documented by production information from the Registro Aurelia and its early Italian registration records.
* Ideal entrant for popular tours and rallies worldwide

This lovely B24S Cabriolet was delivered new to Carlo di Walther Zanardi of Rome in late 1956, finished in Azzurra Cielo (sky blue) with Pelle Nocciola (hazelnut leather). Zanardi, purportedly a wealthy pharmacy owner, retained the striking Lancia for roughly two years before it’s subsequent sale to owners in Perugia, Rome and Naples, eventually entering a small, but well-known Italian collection where it remained in long term stewardship. During its time in Italy, the Lancia received its ASI homologation, number 8910, and “High Fidelity” Lancia club membership.

Eventually, in 2007, the B24S was presented at auction by Coys in Monaco at which point is was acquired by the well-known, and especially discerning enthusiast Jack Braam Ruben in the Netherlands. The owner of numerous world-class collector cars, the B24S was appreciated for it’s correctness and inherent quality, and remained at Braam Ruben’s home in St. Tropes. Some years later, the late Oscar Davis, one of America’s better regarded collectors, visited and subsequently purchased the Lancia.

The B24S was subsequently imported to the US and stabled with some of Italy’s best road and racing cars. After Mr. Davis’ passing, the Lancia was offered in his estate auction at RM Sotheby’s and prior to its sale, the Lancia received minor necessary service work by D.L. George. The Lancia was then acquired by the current owner, a Southern California Italian car enthusiast.

Today, this B24S Cabriolet remains a highly correct example, retaining its original engine, numbered on its block, heads and sump, as well as its original numbered transaxle and many other mechanical bits. The Lancia remains in its factory delivered colors scheme, having received paintwork and upholstery at an unknown point. Best described as a very nice driver level car, the age of the cosmetics highlight the cars integrity and inherent quality. Inspection will show that this Lancia has not suffered, and benefits from regular use and maintenance, and cosmetic attention as needed. It has never been fully disassembled, and drives as one would expect for a sound, original example.

The B24S is complete with a toolkit and owner’s manual, and is documented by production information from the Registro Aurelia confirming its originality and its early Italian registration records.

Ideal for the most popular of driving events in the US and Europe, the B24S is considered one of the finest cars of the era with unmatched mechanical prowess and advancements. Of the B24 line, only the Cabriolet features one of the era’s greatest design lines, which includes Pinin Farina’s Ferrari 250 Series I Cabriolet and the beloved Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder.

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Hageman Motorcars
P.O. Box 554
Kirkland  98083  Washington
United States
Contact Person Kontaktperson
Title 
Mr
First name 
Paul
Last name 
Hageman

Phone 
+1 (206) 910-3810