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1955 Lancia Aurelia


Chassis number : B24S-1044

Lancia 1955 Lancia Aurelia History Specifications
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Sold for $940,000 at 2022 RM Sothebys : Arizona.
The Lancia Aurelia was introduced at the 1955 Brussels Motor Show and was built atop a chassis more than 200 mm shorter than the standard fourth-series B20 GT. It was given most of the Aurelia's advanced mechanical components, including the inboard rear brakes, aluminum V-6 engine, and front independent suspension. The rolling chassis were then sent to Pinin Farina for coachwork where it received design elements such as the one-piece wraparound windshield, cut-down doors, pronounced fender curves, and split bumperettes. Buyers were able to outfit their B24 with a special Nardi intake kit with dual Weber carburetors which improved compression and power.

This particular Lancia was given a restoration during the 1990s. It is believed that it originally wore grigio paint with burgundy leather. It was sent to the marque's distributor in American (Hoffman Motorcars in New York City) and its original purchaser is unknown. It is believed to have been owned early in its life by Victor M. Ricci of Brooklyn, New York. By the summer of 1963, the Spider America was acquired by Eunice Griffith of Illinois who retained it for the next 32 years. In 1995, after three decades of ownership by Ms. Griffith's family, the Lancia was sold to Raymond Milo. Milo sold the Lancia to Luciano Bertolero of Turin, Italy. It was then completely restored in his workshop over the following three years. It was refinished in Azzurio with the interior done in dark blue upholstery.

After the work was completed in 1998, it was sold to the Milan-based industrialist Terenzio Longoni who kept it for three years, selling it in 2001 to a collector in Los Angeles, California. The new owner had a number of upgrades applied to the car before shipping it to the United States, including the installation of a Nardi intake manifold with dual carburetors and Borrani wire wheels.


The Lancia remained in Southern California for the next 14 years. In August 2005 it was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance as a display-only entry. In 2015, the car entered the care of its current owner.

Recently, the car has been sympathetically freshened including to the brakes, electrical system, gearbox, along with other minor issues.

This Lancia has a rare color-matched Fontana low-roof hardtop.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2019

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2022 RM Sothebys : Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $900,000-USD $1,200,000 
Sale Price :
USD $940,000

2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,250,000-USD $1,500,000 
Lot was not sold

1955 Lancia Aurelia Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Lancia Aurelia

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 LANCIA AURELIA B24S SPIDER AMERICA
Chassis#: B24S 1021
Sold for USD$1,225,000
  2022 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: B24S-1157
Sold for USD$885,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1955 Lancia Aurelia image  1955 Lancia Aurelia image  
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  

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 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 B20 IV Series34182016 Coys : Monaco $125,000$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
1955 Lancia Aurelia vehicle information
Spider America Roadster (Series 5)
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: B24S-1157
Engine #: B24-1209