1951 Lancia Aurelia B50 Convertible Vehicle Profile

1951 Lancia Aurelia B50 photograph

1951 Lancia Aurelia B50 photograph

1951 Lancia Aurelia B50 photograph

1951 Lancia Aurelia B50 photograph

1951 Lancia Aurelia B50 photograph

1951 Lancia Aurelia B50 photograph

1951 Lancia Aurelia B501951 Lancia Aurelia B501951 Lancia Aurelia B501951 Lancia Aurelia B501951 Lancia Aurelia B501951 Lancia Aurelia B50
Convertible
Coachwork: Pininfarina
This 1951 Lancia Aurelia B50 Convertible is very unique with coachwork courtesy of Pininfarina. It has a grey body shell with a chocolate gray leather interior. The convertible top is black. Mounted in the front is a 1754 cc six-cylinder engine that produces 56 horsepower. The four-speed manual gearbox sends power to the rear wheels while drum brakes provide adequate stopping power. It is a right-hand drive vehicle with a sliding pillar front suspension and independent in the rear.

In 1960 the Lancia Company was born after Vincenzo Lancia left Fiat in pursuit of building his own version of the automobile. The vehicle he built gained a reputation for being built to the highest quality that enveloped style and sophistication.

After Vincenzo's death the company was run by his son Gianni. Gianni continued the tradition established by his father and the success of the company continued to climb.

The Lancia Aurelia was one of the company's first offerings after the war. The design was by Vittorio Jano who is well known for his work at Alfa Romeo. The B10 sedan was joined by the B20GT Coupe in 1951. The V6 engine was enlarged and that was just the beginning of the performance improvements. The B10 was impressive for is time with its four-speed synchromesh gearbox and in-board mounted rear brakes. It introduced the first semi-trailing arm rear suspension layout and the pillar less unit body was equally as impressive. The B20GT raised performance even further by dropping the weight and being fitted to a shorter wheelbase. The B24 Spider America was introduced in 1954 with a total of 240 examples produced. It was short-lived and replaced in 1955 by the B24 Convertible.

Custom coachbuilding was popular until World War II. Manufacturers were responsible for creating a rolling chassis and the rest of the vehicle was left up to the purchaser to customize. Coachbuilding was an art where each body was often specially created for the purchaser and built to their desires and specifications. Lancia continued this tradition after World War II with their B50 which sat on a longer wheelbase than the B10 sedan. The 1754cc single carbureted engine was still standard.

Italian coach building firms such as Vignale, Castagna, Bertone, Ghia, Boneschi and Viotti created custom creations. Most were produced in limited numbers from 5 to 25. Many agree that the Pininfarina creations were among the most desirable and elegant. The 2+2 convertibles were the most popular of the coach built Aurelias with a total of 265 examples being produced.

The example shown is believed to have been the 1951 Geneva Motor Show Car.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2010


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1951 sales)
1951 Lancia Aurelia B52 Coupé
Chassis#: B52.1074
Sold for $192,802
  2015 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale
 
1951 Lancia Aurelia B50 Cabriolet
Sold for $154,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
1951 Lancia Aurelia B50 image  1951 Lancia Aurelia B50 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

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1951 LANCIA AURELIA B50 CABRIOLETB50-12852019 Coys Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House $180,000$200,000
1951 Lancia Aurelia B50 CoupéB50 11942017 Bonhams : The Padua Auction $160,000$200,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia B501951 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1951 GT Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 1010
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1951 GT Coupe
Coachbuilder: Viotti
Chassis Num: B20-1047
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia B501951 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B501285
Engine Num: B102008
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1952 GT Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1952 GT Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia B53 Giardinetta1952 Station Wagon
Coachbuilder: Viotti
Chassis Num: 1004
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 1072
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1952 GT Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B20 1580
Engine Num: 1685
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: B52-1026
Engine Num: 3113
Chassis information for the Lancia 2000 B52 Aurelia1952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: B521055
Engine Num: 3832
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia B531952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Allemano
Chassis Num: B53 1008
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia Series IV B201954 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 3126
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia Series IV B201954 Coupe
Chassis Num: B20-3157
Engine Num: B20-3720
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia Series IV B201954 Coupe
Chassis Num: B20S-1124
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 GT Coupe (Series 4)
Coachbuilder: Boano
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 GT Coupe (Series 4)
Coachbuilder: Boano
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 GT Coupe (Series 4)
Coachbuilder: Boano
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 GT Coupe (Series 4)
Coachbuilder: Boano
Chassis Num: B20-3618
Engine Num: B20-4372
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S 1077
Engine Num: B24 1098
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S 1144
Engine Num: B24 1213
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S 1170
Engine Num: B24 1229
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1044
Engine Num: B24-1052
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1072
Engine Num: B24-1184
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1094
Engine Num: 1116
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1110
Engine Num: B24-1119
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1131
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1138
Engine Num: B24 1198
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1156
Engine Num: B24-1210
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 GT Coupe (Series 4)
Coachbuilder: Boano
Chassis Num: B24S-1177
Engine Num: B24 1239
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1180
Engine Num: B241242
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S/1009
Engine Num: 1065
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S1166
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1317
Engine Num: B24 1435
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1454
Engine Num: B24-1574
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1958 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1958 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1958 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1958 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1958 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B20S 1763
Engine Num: B20*5409*
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1958 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B20S 1791
Engine Num: B20N 3569
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1958 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B20S 1832
Engine Num: B20N 5498
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1958 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B20S1801
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia1958 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B245 1678
Engine Num: 1798


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