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1955 Lancia Aurelia

Chassis number : B24S-1110

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Sold for $1,078,823 (€784,000) at 2014 RM Auctions : Monaco.
Sold for $1,265,000 at 2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge.
Prior to production of the Spider Americas ending in 1955, a total of 240 examples were built. Of those, 181 were left-hand drive. The following year, the more comfortable B24 convertible replaced the Spider, and rested on the Fifth Series platform. Just 521 B24s were built, and only 86 made it to the United States. (A number of B24 convertibles were reportedly lost to the depths as a result of the sinking of the Andrea Doria in 1956, but other reports say the cars had already been delivered to U.S. importer Max Hoffmann on the merchant ship President Madison.)

The Spider America had a rather plain dash panel that was outfitted with only essential instrumentation. They had a three-spoke Nardi wood steering wheel. The instrument panel housed a central speedometer flanked by a combination oil and fuel gauge and a large tachometer reading to 6,000 RPM. The doors had full removable framed glass, divided o accommodate large front vent windows. The secondary pieces of glass were fixed. The Spider America had identical mechanicals to the B20 GTs except for the slightly de-tuned engine and re-positioned gearshift changer to the floor.

This particular Aurelia B24S Spider America has spent most of its life in Europe owned by Italian university professor Maurizio Pini. At some point, it made its way across the Atlantic a sheet metal shop in Brooklyn, New York. It was later discovered by Francesco de Piero of Montreal through a 15-year-old advertisement in an enthusiast magazine. Amazingly, the car was still available. de Piero traveled to Brooklyn to find the car sitting on its original Borrani wire wheels but in very poor shape. A Flaminia engine sat inside the bay, but fortunately the original 2,451cc Spider engine was there, on the floor, complete but partially disassembled.

de Piero paid $1,500 for the B24S Spider America. The following day, the car was shipped from New Jersey to de Pietro's hometown in Italy. After learning the car was in need of restoration beyond his time, money, or capability, he sold it Giancarlo Cappa, who ran Italian restoration business KCA. Cappa did some work to the car, including a black paint job, before selling it. It would go through several subsequent owners before coming into the care of its prior owner. A restoration soon followed.

The car was also returned to its original Grigio Chiaro paint. The interior was re-upholstered with rosso scuro leather copied from a sample taken off the back of the glovebox door. Borrani restored the wheels. A new top was installed that was close to the original.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2017

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2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,200,000-USD $1,500,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,265,000

2014 RM Auctions : Monaco

Sale Price :
USD $1,078,823 (€784,000.00)

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