Lancia Aurelia B20S GT
Year : 1958
Km : 5100 (Indicated)
Transmission : Manual 4 speed
Colour : Metallic Grey with grey interior
Price: Euros 159 000
The Lancia Aurelia B20 was presented at the Turin Motor Show on April 2, 1951 and heralded the introduction of an entirely new format, the 2+2 Grand Tourer. Its engine - the first V6 in automotive history - was created by the brilliant mind of designer Francesco De Virgilio.
The B20 also took part in several editions of the "most beautiful race in the world", the 1000 Miglia. Its direct rivals included the Alfa Romeo 1900 Sprint, the Fiat 8V Zagato, the Bristol 401 and the Aston Martin DB2. The Aurelia was the first Lancia model to achieve remarkable success in international motor sport, establishing a formidable reputation in road and track racing.
Today, the Lancia Aurelia B20 remains a quintessential GT car that has retained its classic and timeless appeal.
This Aurelia passed through the KCA workshops of Giancarlo Cappa, the legendary master of Lancia restoration, in 1980, as the plaque on the front grille demonstrates.
The lead seals around the steering column show that this Aurelia has already participated twice in the Vermicino-Rocca di Papa in 1980 and 1981 respectively. This Lancia is therefore eligible for this very exclusive rally and for most historic events such as the Mille Miglia.
In the "Grigio Metallizzato" livery, this B20S (S for sinistra, left-hand drive) is equipped with a 2.5 litre V6 engine developing 118 bhp.
At the wheel, it is elegance and refinement in the Italian style. When you start the car, the V6 roars and you understand that this car has a strong personality
With the heavy steering at a standstill, you don't expect such precision and agility from the car on the road. The car is very pleasant at low revs and as soon as the engine drops over 3,500 rpm, the Lancia's behaviour changes and becomes much more aggressive. It becomes clear why it was entered in the 1000 Miglia in the 1950s.