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1955 Lancia Aurelia B20GT Competition

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Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom

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1955 Lancia Aurelia B20GT Competition for sale

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For sale by auction on Saturday 30 August 2014 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170 or 07733290120
The Lancia Aurelia was first introduced at the Turin Motor Show
of 1950. This innovative automotive creation included a narrow 60°
all alloy. V6 engine (being the first production V6 car) that
ranged from 1. 8 litres to 2. 5 litres over the life of the models'
six series. Drive was through the rear mounted transaxle that
incorporated the gearbox. clutch. differential and inboard mounted
drum brakes to reduce un-sprung weight. The sliding pillar
front suspension was complemented at the rear by semi trailing
arms. Come the 4th series and those trailing arms were replaced by
a de Dion tube and the engine's white metal bearings replaced with
shell bearings. Most Lancia motor cars up until 1955 were
manufactured at the factory in righthand drive form; the series
four cars started to see the addition of lefthand drive as these
were the first cars to be imported into America in significant
numbers. Clothed with a lightweight coupé body that not only
gave the Aurelia GT sports car performance but saloon car
practicality also. It soon became apparent that. with the
fine chassis design and a smooth V6 power plant. the car lent
itself for competition use with many period competition successes
such as Le Mans. the Targa Florio. Mille Miglia. and the Monte
Carlo Rally.

This outstanding Aurelia B20GT has a superb pedigree and
excellent history. When approaching this Lancia. it is apparent
that this is a fascinating car in all respects particularly design. br/>condition and mechanics. Originally registered in Napoli in 1955. br/>the vendor purchased the Lancia from its Italian owner in December
2013 with a view to entering the Mille Miglia. After registration
on UK number plates. the Aurelia was issued a 'Fiva Identity Card'
by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs. Confirmation
of the first class history of this vehicle is documented on the
identity card stating that it competed in the Monte Carlo Rally in
1987 and the 2009 Mille Miglia. Indeed having just successfully
completed the 2014 Mille Miglia with the vendor. as confirmed by
the 'seals' on the steering column. the car is sure to attract
attention from collectors and rally enthusiasts alike.

Offered for sale in full rally set-up and with all the necessary
documentation and instrumentation to qualify for such events. we
are advised 660UYF is also "an absolute delight" to drive on
standard roads should you choose to do so. The coachwork of this
Aurelia B20GT is in first class condition as is the interior trim.
The 2451cc. V6 engine started immediately when requested and runs
smoothly with a responsive throttle; the interior has a lovely
period design to it with faultless ergonomics and is in splendid
order throughout. Without doubt. this handsome Lancia will create
interest wherever she appears. whether that is by a riverside pub. br/>the hills of Monte Carlo or the magical roads from Brescia to Rome
and back again. Supplied with the original Italian registration
documents. history file and UK documents.

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