During the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance sale (13 and 14 August 2021), Gooding & Company will offering up this beautiful and surely out of price 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America with a coachwork penned by Pininfarina.
The estimated price isn't yet indicated. And if we look at the last auctions for this model, the price could be over 1.5 million US dollars. Maybe a bit expensive for my account bank to go to the beach this summer 😀. But we can always dream.
If you want to see some of the cars sold during Pebble Beach sale on August 13 & 14, here's a follow-up :
|Ferrari 400 SuperAmerica||Unknown||More|
|Car Collection Silver Surfers||Unknown||More|
|Porsche 934/5||$US 1,300,000||More|
History of Lancia Aurelia
Named after the ancient Roman road between Rome and Pisa (Via Aurelia), the Lancia Aurelia was produced between 1950 and 1958 in different versions 4 doors, 2 doors GT (B20), 2 doors spider convertible (B24), body-customized by different coachbuilders, on this model, by Pininfarina. It's the Lancia’s most revered post-war sporting model, at each auction the price are going north.
The B24 Spider America was presented during the 1955 Brussels Motor Show. Lancia produced only 240 examples with 181 B24S (S standing for sinistra, Italian for left) for left-hand drive. The addition of America was for the US market.
At the Lancia Aurelia presentation during the 1950 Turin Motor Show, there are many advanded mechanical features as front and rear independent suspension, inboard rear brakes and especially the 1.8-litre V6 engine, designed by Francesco de Virgilio, Italian engineer, the first series production car ever to have a V6 engine.
This example is equipped with a 2,451 cc DOHC V-6 engine with Weber 40 DCZ5 carburetor mated to four-speed manual transaxle producing 118 hp. For the exterior, the car is finished in black over cream leather interior. So beautiful... (I think I say that for every car I present but I can't find other words 😀)
Do you see it in your garage?
|Model :||1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America|
|Where :||Gooding & Company Pebble Beach|
|When :||14 August 2021|
|Estimated Price :||Around $US 1,500,000|
I'm sure you've seen the latest iteration of the Lamborghini Aventador but I can't help, only for the pleasure of the eyes :
The Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae, is equipped with a 6.5L V12 engine producing 769 hp and can reach 100 kmh in just 2.8 seconds. Two models will be available : 350 coupés and 250 convertible. (source : Lamborghini.com)