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1955 Lancia Aurelia GT Coupe (Series 4) / B24S-1177 Vehicle Information

1955 Lancia Aurelia photograph

1955 Lancia Aurelia photograph

1955 Lancia Aurelia photograph

1955 Lancia Aurelia photograph

1955 Lancia Aurelia1955 Lancia Aurelia1955 Lancia Aurelia1955 Lancia Aurelia
Sold for $1,100,000 at 2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction.
Sold for $1,100,000 at 2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, AZ.
The Lancia Company was founded in November of 1906 by Italian racer Vincenzo Lancia. The heritage of Lancia S.p.A. is built upon advanced engineering, industry-leading styling, sophistication, excellent, and race-winning performance. The Aurelia was Lancia's first new postwar model. It was designed by Gianni Lancia, Vincenzo's son, and engineer Vittorio Jano. The Aurelia was the world's first series-production automobile ever to be powered by a V-6 engine design.

The sophisticated engine design was inspired by Francesco de Virgilio and was built as an all-alloy unit with pushrod-actuated overhead valves and efficient hemispherical combustion chambers.

The Aurelia boasted a near perfect weight distribution afforded by its rear-mounted transaxle.

The Aurelia was introduced at the 1950 Turin Motor Show and was first available in the B10 Berlina (sedan) configuration, followed by the 2.0-liter B20 GT 2+2 coupe, which debuted at Turin in 1951. This, as many experts believe, was the world's first 'true' Grand Touring car.

The racing pedigree, the Aurelia B20 GT earned an outstanding victory tally throughout its racing career in period. Just three days after its release for sale, the B20 GT won the demanding Giro di Sicilia, translated as the 'Lap around Sicily.' It then swept the GT 2.0 class at the XVIII Mille Miglia in April of 1951, followed by first in the S2.0 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12th overall. Other notable victories included the 1952 Targa Florio, the 1953 Liege-Rome-Liege Rally, a podium sweep at the 1953 Carrera Panamericana, and a win at the Monte Carlo Rally in 1954.

During the production lifespan of the Aurelia, it was continuously developed and improved along six distinct series. Two sizes of the V-6 engine were offered, initially displacing 1,991 cc (1951-53) and from Series 3 through the final Series 6 generation, 2,451 cc and 118 horsepower (1953-58). By 1954 and Series 4, the Pininfarina-designed B24 Spider, also named 'America', was introduced. It was built upon a shortened version of the B20 chassis with a 96.5-inch wheelbase length and featured a floor-mounted gear change lever as standard fitment. In the front was Lancia's signature grille element, airfoil-style split front bumpers, a low-profile hood scoop. From there, Pininfarina designed flowing bodylines, a wraparound windscreen, and windowless doors.

Production continued through 1956 with just 240 built in all before the introduction of the revised B24 Convertible which arrived in 1957-1958 with 510 produced. Of the 240 first-generation Aurelia B24 Spiders manufactured during their brief production run, 181 were built and delivered new in left-hand drive 'S' configuration - meaning sinistra, Italian for 'left'.

This particular example is one of the 181 LHD cars. It entered production on October 19th of 1955 and was tested at the factory on November 7th of that year. It was recorded as being completed on November 9, 1955 and delivered new that day to its Italian home market in the unusual original color combination of Grigio (grey) over Pelle Verde (green leather) upholstery. Its first recorded owner was Dario Fasano of Torino, and remained with him for more than 30 years in Italy. The Spider passed to its second owner Alberto Garnerone, also of Torino, in October 1987.

This car is currently finished in black over tan leather livery. It was given a restoration by Lancia restorers KCA of Milan prior to being acquired by its second caretaker. It is believed to have covered around 2,000 kilometers since the work was completed. The Spider has a hardtop and rides on wire-spoke wheels with new Michelin tires.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2017


2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, AZ

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,200,000-USD $1,500,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,100,000

2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

Sale Price :
USD $1,100,000

1955 Lancia Aurelia Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
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 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 B24S America Spider by Carrozzeria Pinin Farina
Chassis#: B24S-1131
Sold for USD$825,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Arizona
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  1955 Lancia Aurelia image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1955 Lancia Aurelia's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
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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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia B50
1951 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1951 GT Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1951 GT Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 1010
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1951 GT Coupe
Coachbuilder: Viotti
Chassis Num: B20-1047

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia B50
1951 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B501285
Engine Num: B102008
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1952 GT Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1952 GT Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia B53 Giardinetta
1952 Station Wagon
Coachbuilder: Viotti
Chassis Num: 1004

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 1072
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1952 GT Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B20 1580
Engine Num: 1685

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: B52-1026
Engine Num: 3113
Chassis information for the Lancia 2000 B52 Aurelia
1952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: B521055
Engine Num: 3832

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia B53
1952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Allemano
Chassis Num: B53 1008

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia Series IV B20
1954 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 3126
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia Series IV B20
1954 Coupe
Chassis Num: B20-3157
Engine Num: B20-3720

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia Series IV B20
1954 Coupe
Chassis Num: B20S-1124
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 GT Coupe (Series 4)
Coachbuilder: Boano

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 GT Coupe (Series 4)
Coachbuilder: Boano
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 GT Coupe (Series 4)
Coachbuilder: Boano

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 GT Coupe (Series 4)
Coachbuilder: Boano
Chassis Num: B20-3618
Engine Num: B20-4372

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S 1077
Engine Num: B24 1098
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S 1144
Engine Num: B24 1213

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S 1170
Engine Num: B24 1229
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1044
Engine Num: B24-1052

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1072
Engine Num: B24-1184
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1094
Engine Num: 1116

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1110
Engine Num: B24-1119
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1131

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1138
Engine Num: B24 1198
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1156
Engine Num: B24-1210

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 GT Coupe (Series 4)
Coachbuilder: Boano
Chassis Num: B24S-1177
Engine Num: B24 1239
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1180
Engine Num: B241242

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S/1009
Engine Num: 1065
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1955 Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S1166

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1317
Engine Num: B24 1435
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B24S-1454
Engine Num: B24-1574

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1958 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1958 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1958 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1958 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1958 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B20S 1763
Engine Num: B20*5409*
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1958 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B20S 1791
Engine Num: B20N 3569

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1958 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B20S 1832
Engine Num: B20N 5498
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1958 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B20S1801

Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1958 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: B245 1678
Engine Num: 1798
Chassis information for the Lancia Aurelia
1958 Convertible
Chassis Num: B24S-1445
Engine Num: B24-1554

1955 Lancia Aurelia

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