The Lancia Aurelia was hailed as a revolutionary design combining luxury and performance. Introduced in 1950 as a B10 Berlina, then subsequently as a shortened wheelbase B20 GT Coupé in 1951 and a B24 Spyder by 1954. Created by Lancia’s Vittorio Jano the Aurelia was the world’s first production car to use a V6 engine and also included many innovations including monocoque design, rear transaxle and inboard rear brakes. The Aurelia went on to be developed over 8 years and through six distinct series with the V6 engine rising from a 1.8 litre in series one, a 2.0 litre with the introduction of the B20 GT Coupé and eventually a 2.5 litre 118hp by series three. The B20 GT Coupé body was styled by Italian design house Ghia and built by Pininfarina. Regarded as an expensive car at the time, it was bought by wealthy discreet Italians and rich privateers for competition, where it achieved notable worldwide success including a second place at the Mille Miglia, group win at Le Mans and a stunning 1-2-3 finish at the 1952 Targa Florio! A copy of the original factory inventory with a letter from Fiat Archivo Storico in the history file confirms this car being built in October 1955. It became kn
lancia 1955 aurelia b20 gt coupe 1800cc restored v6 2000
3-19 High Street
Olney, MK46 4AA, Buckinghamshire
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