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1955 Lancia Aurelia

Chassis number : B24S-1072

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Sold for $1,320,000 at 2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island.
In the 1950s, Lancia was famous for its superb engineering, and the Lancia Aurelia performed well on both the road and the track. The American market needed a convertible though, and the Spider America was the answer. The car was styled by Pinin Farina specifically for the United States, but a mere 240 Aurelia B24 Spider Americas were made as production was limited by the capacity of the new Pinin Farina factory, which built the entire body/chassis unit.

The Aurelia was built in six series through 1958. An open version of the model was introduced at the Brussels Motor Show in January of 1955 with the debut of the B24 Spider America. It was based on the concurrent fourth-series cars and utilized a purpose-built chassis that was 200 millimeters shorter than the standard Aurelia GT. It had an independent suspension and transaxle from the B24, though engine displacement was further increased to just over 2.5 liters.

Nardi offered a factory-specified manifold conversion which boosted power even further.

181 examples of the B24 spider were specified as the B24S, the 'S' (for sinestra, Italian for 'left') denoting left-hand drive.

This particular example late domiciled on a Central California coastal estate for several decades before being re-discovered and restored. It was acquired by Olof Anderson in February of 1980, who eventually endeavored to restore the Spider American, and partially disassembled the car to that end. The Aurelia sat in a dismantled state until the late 2000s. In 2009, it was acquired by Mark Sange of Bolinas, California. In November 2009, Sange sold the unrestored spider to its current caretaker, who immediately began a full restoration.

The car was repainted in the correct color of light grey. The interior was re-done in proper red leather, completing a factory-authentic color combination that originally accounted for 61 cars.

The work was completed in July of 2012, and it was then presented at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where it was awarded 2nd in class in the Postwar Sports Open category.

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2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,400,000-USD $1,800,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,320,000

1955 Lancia Aurelia Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Lancia Aurelia

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: B24S-1044
Sold for USD$940,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Arizona
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  1955 Lancia Aurelia image  
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America
Chassis#: B24S-1178
Sold for USD$941,944
  2020 Gooding & Company : Passion of a Lifetime
 
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America
Chassis#: B24S-1156
Sold for USD$810,000
  2020 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  1955 Lancia Aurelia image  
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America
Chassis#: B24S 1077
Sold for USD$1,870,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America Coachwork by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: B24S-1110
Sold for USD$1,265,000
  2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  1955 Lancia Aurelia image  
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America
Chassis#: B24S/1009
Sold for USD$1,300,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  1955 Lancia Aurelia image  
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: B24S-1072
Sold for USD$1,320,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  1955 Lancia Aurelia image  
1955 Lancia Aurelia GT B24S Spider America
Chassis#: B24S-1177
Sold for USD$1,100,000
  2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, AZ
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  1955 Lancia Aurelia image  
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America
Chassis#: B24S 1077
Sold for USD$2,007,500
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  
1955 LANCIA AURELIA B24S SPIDER AMERICA
Chassis#: B24S-1094
Sold for USD$1,402,500
  2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: B24S-1131
Sold for USD$880,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  1955 Lancia Aurelia image  
1955 LANCIA AURELIA B24S SPIDER AMERICA
Chassis#: B24S-1138
Sold for USD$1,952,500
  2015 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: B24-1049
Sold for USD$929,600
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America
Chassis#: B24S/1009
Sold for USD$1,347,500
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  1955 Lancia Aurelia image  
1955 LANCIA AURELIA B24S SPIDER AMERICA
Chassis#: B24S-1177
Sold for USD$1,100,000
  2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  1955 Lancia Aurelia image  
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: B24S-1110
Sold for USD$1,078,823
  2014 RM Auctions : Monaco
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  1955 Lancia Aurelia image  
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America
Chassis#: B24S 1077
Sold for USD$1,815,000
  2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider
Chassis#: B24S 1144
Sold for USD$935,000
  2013 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Auction
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  1955 Lancia Aurelia image  
1955 Lancia Aurelia B20 Coupe
Chassis#: B20 - 3422
Sold for USD$162,965
  2013 Bonhams - The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: B24S 1147
Sold for USD$637,285
  2013 RM Auctions - VILLA ERBA
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  1955 Lancia Aurelia image  

Lancia Aurelias That Failed To Sell At Auction

1955 Lancia Aurelia's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 LANCIA AURELIA B24S SPIDER AMERICAB24S 10212022 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $1,400,000$1,800,000
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America by Pinin FarinaB24S-11572022 RM Sothebys : Monterey $750,000$900,000
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America By Pinin FarinaB24-10572022 RM Sothebys : Monaco Grimaldi Forum $625,000$675,000
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America ProjectB24S 11542021 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival : Collectors Motor Cars and Automobilia $350,000$450,000
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider AmericaB24S 11442021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $1,100,000$1,300,000
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider AmericaB24S 11562021 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours Auction $1,300,000$1,500,000
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America by Pinin FarinaB24S-10442019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $1,250,000$1,500,000
1955 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT 4th Series CoupeB20-36182019 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours $120,000$150,000
1955 Lancia B24S Spider AmericaB24S 11702019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island $1,300,000$1,600,000
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America by Pinin FarinaB24-10492018 RM Sothebys : London $650,000$750,000
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America by Pinin FarinaB24S-11562018 RM Sothebys : Monterey $950,000$1,250,000
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America Coachwork by Pinin FarinaB24 - 10472018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $1,000,000$1,300,000
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America by Pinin FarinaB24S-11492018 RM Sothebys : Monaco $800,000$1,000,000
1955 Lancia B24 Spider America Par Pinin FarinaB24 10132017 Artcurial : Retromobile $900,000$1,200,000
1955 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Series IV Coupé32792016 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale $100,000$150,000
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider with HardtopB24S10022016 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $900,000$1,300,000
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider AmericaB24S 11152015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours $1,200,000$1,500,000
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America by Pinin FarinaB24S-11342014 RM Auctions at Monterey$1,025,000$1,100,000$1,400,000
1955 LANCIA AURELIA B20 GT 4th SERIES COUPEB20-36182014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction $220,000$260,000
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider AmericaB24 10082008 The Palace Hotel, Gstaad, Switzerland $430,000$530,000
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider AmericaB24-10462007 Bonhams Ferrari et les Prestigieuses Italiennes $550,000$650,000

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1955 Lancia Aurelia Profiles

1955 Lancia Aurelia vehicle information
GT Coupe (Series 4)
Coachwork: Boano
1955 Lancia Aurelia vehicle information
Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: B24S-1180
Engine #: B241242
1955 Lancia Aurelia vehicle information
Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: B24S1166
1955 Lancia Aurelia vehicle information
Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: B24S-1072
Engine #: B24-1184
1955 Lancia Aurelia vehicle information
Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: B24S-1131
1955 Lancia Aurelia vehicle information
Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: B24S 1144
Engine #: B24 1213
1955 Lancia Aurelia vehicle information
Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: B24S/1009
Engine #: 1065
1955 Lancia Aurelia vehicle information
GT Coupe (Series 4)
Coachwork: Boano
Chassis #: B20-3618
Engine #: B20-4372
Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: B24S-1138
Engine #: B24 1198
1955 Lancia Aurelia vehicle information
Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: B24S 1077
Engine #: B24 1098
1955 Lancia Aurelia vehicle information
Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: B24S-1094
Engine #: 1116
1955 Lancia Aurelia vehicle information
GT Coupe (Series 4)
Coachwork: Boano
Chassis #: B24S-1177
Engine #: B24 1239
1955 Lancia Aurelia vehicle information
Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: B24S-1110
Engine #: B24-1119
1955 Lancia Aurelia vehicle information
Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: B24S-1156
Engine #: B24-1210
1955 Lancia Aurelia vehicle information
GT Coupe (Series 4)
Coachwork: Boano
1955 Lancia Aurelia vehicle information
Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: B24S 1170
Engine #: B24 1229
1955 Lancia Aurelia vehicle information
Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: B24S-1044
Engine #: B24-1052