conceptcarz.com


1951 Lancia Aurelia B50

1951 Lancia Aurelia B50 1951 Lancia Aurelia B50 1951 Lancia Aurelia B50 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

Related Reading : Lancia Aurelia History

Only 330 examples of the striking B24 were ever produced. This very special automobile, produced for a scant 3 years, offered a host of bristling features in typical Lancia fashion. From the lovely Pininfarina lines down to the remarkably modern mechanicals, the Aurelia B24 Spider was a guaranteed classic.The Aurelia series was comprised of a full lineup of first-rate cars, with the B20 GT....
Continue Reading >>

Related Reading : Lancia Aurelia History

In 1950 the Lancia Aurelia was introduced to the public at the Turin Motorshow and had been created as a replacement for the Lancia Aprilia. Under the hood was a new six-cylinder engine in Vee configuration. To reduce weight various body panels had been constructed of aluminum including the hood and doors. The clutch and four-speed gearbox was mounted in the rear using a single unit with the....
Continue Reading >>

Recent Vehicle Additions

Performance and Specification Comparison

Aurelia

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
112.60 in.
6 cyl., 107.04 CID., 56.00hp
112.60 in.
6 cyl., 107.04 CID., 56.00hp
6 cyl., 121.50 CID., 65.00hp
6 cyl., 121.50 CID., 70.00hp
6 cyl., 121.50 CID., 75.00hp
6 cyl., 121.50 CID., 90.00hp
96.46 in.
6 cyl., 121.50 CID., 65.00hp
112.60 in.
6 cyl., 107.04 CID., 56.00hp
6 cyl., 121.50 CID., 65.00hp
6 cyl., 121.50 CID., 70.00hp
6 cyl., 121.50 CID., 75.00hp
6 cyl., 121.50 CID., 90.00hp
112.60 in.
6 cyl., 121.50 CID., 70.00hp
104.70 in.
6 cyl., 121.50 CID., 75.00hp
112.60 in.
6 cyl., 149.50 CID., 110.00hp
$5,800 - $5,800
89,742
104.70 in., 112.60 in.
6 cyl., 121.00 CID., 80.00hp
6 cyl., 149.57 CID., 110.00hp
$5,510 - $5,810
112.60 in.
6 cyl., 107.04 CID., 56.00hp
$5,500 - $5,800
96.00 in., 108.30 in.
6 cyl., 149.50 CID., 110.00hp
$5,195 - $6,195
104.70 in.
6 cyl., 149.50 CID., 110.00hp
$5,590 - $6,195

Industry Production

#1#2#3Lancia
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)5,746
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)
1949Ford (1,118,308)Chevrolet (1,010,013)Plymouth (520,385)
1948Chevrolet (696,449)Ford (430,198)Plymouth (412,540)
1947Chevrolet (671,546)Ford (429,674)Plymouth (382,290)
1946Ford (468,022)Chevrolet (398,028)Plymouth (264,660)

Related Automotive News

1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer Named Best Of Show At The 67Th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer Named Best Of Show At The 67Th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 20, 2017) — Just a week ago, Bruce R. McCaws 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer emerged from the restoration shop of Steve Babinsky in Lebanon, New Jersey. Today, having crossed the country, the boattailed beauty captured...
Full Car List Revealed As Countdown Begins To Concours Of Elegance 2017

Full Car List Revealed As Countdown Begins To Concours Of Elegance 2017

Concours of Elegance reveals roll call of the rare and exclusive cars set to appear at Hampton Court in less than 30 days time Concours of Elegance has highlighted a handful of the iconic cars confirmed to appear, including the one-of-ten Bentley...
Lancia Named 2016 Best of Show

Lancia Named 2016 Best of Show

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 21, 2016) — The 2016 Pebble Beach Concours dElegance concluded with first-time entrant Richard Mattei lifting the top prize high overhead soon after his 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet was named Best of...
2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Best of Show

2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Best of Show

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 17, 2015) -- An Italian Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Cabriolet that once turned heads and garnered top prizes in the classic era glided to victory at the 65th Pebble Beach Concours dElegance on Sunday. The competition...

CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE CONFIRMS WORLD-BEATING CAR LINE-UP FOR 2015 EVENT

Concours of Elegance has confirmed the full incredible line-up of cars at its 2015 event, held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh Gorgeous 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost London to Edinburgh car set to be one of the stars of the Concours Vi...
© 1998-2021. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Vehicle information, history, And specifications from concept to production.
Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2021 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction Or reuse prohibited without written consent.