Lancia “Aurelia GT 2500 B20”, Pininfarina, 1957.
Introduced at the 1951 Turin Motor Show, the Aurelia B20 is undoubtedly one of the most appreciated and known Italian Grand Touring cars in the world.
The V6 engine derived from the one first presented in 1950 and fitted to the B10 saloon. The beautiful body, which surely influenced the design of many other period sports cars, was built by Pinin Farina and showed the Lancia concept of elegance, discretion and above all high quality.
The B20, the sports car to drive wearing a double-breasted jacket, had a long and successful racing career both the factory prepared “racing” and “special” versions, and with series cars which the owners drove in race as in daily life.
The B20 race debut at the 1951 Mille Miglia is legendary: first in the up to 2-liter class, and second overall behind the 4-liter Ferrari driven by Gigi Villoresi.
A Lancia Aurelia B20 won with Umberto Marzotto the Coppa d’Oro Competition in 1953.
Very famous was the Lancia Aurelia B24 cabriolet in “The easy Life” movie of 1962, directed by Dino Risi and starring Vittorio Gassman, Jean-Louis Trintignant.
- 2017 Motor Show 2017, Lancia Aurelia B20
Thanks to Ivano Mercanzin for the shooting.