1952 Lancia 2000 B52 Aurelia
|Model History||Auction sales research||Specifications||Body styles and Chassis Data|
This 1952 Lancia 2000 B52 Aurelia 'B Junior' is one of only 98 B52 examples created. All B52's were sent to coachbuilders to receive one-off and limited production bodies. This example wears coachwork created by Ghia and believed to have been designed by Boano's son, Gian Paolo. There are several interesting features to this car, such as the semi-skirted wheel wells, a distinctive grille design with vertical chrome teeth, and two-tone paint scheme.
This B52 Aurelia was on display at the Ghia stand at the Turin Motor Show in 1953. It is painted in white over light blue with a white with gray cloth interior. This car has been given a restoration, performed in England, and been the feature in several European magazines. It remains one of only two known to have been built.
In 2008, this B52 Ghia-bodied Aurelia was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, CA where it was offered without reserve and estimated to sell for $100,000 - $125,000. The lot was sold for $81,400, including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2009
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|Auction||Gooding & Company|
|Gooding & Company||1951-1959|
|Gooding & Company Auction: Palm Beach||1936-1955|
|Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance||Postwar Custom Coachwork|