Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America

Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America

Characteristics

  • 6-cylinder 2.5 litre V engine 138 hp (Nardi kit)

  • 240 copies built, 180 for left-hand drive

The spider Lancia Aurelia B24 America is regarded as one of Pinin Farina’s masterpieces.Unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1955, the Aurelia B24 spider has the same design as the Alfa Romeo Giulietta spider and its lines represent one of the masterpieces of automotive design. It was made for the overseas market, hence its nickname America. This is reflected in its spectacular panoramic American style windscreen. The B24 is based on the fourth series B20 coupe, whose wheelbase was shortened by 21 centimetres (2.45 metres). In order to lower the hood line, the air filter, water pump and fan were moved. The gear lever was also placed on the floor. The car is made for right- and left-hand drive, the latter called B24S (S meaning sinistra, left in Italian, and not Sport!).
The Aurelia B24 is a real spider, not a convertible called a spider for commercial reasons, which happens quite often. With a Spartan finish, it has small doors and no side windows (replaced by removable perspex screens). Its sporty look is highlighted by two-part bumpers. The equipment is minimal, like the Jansenistic style dashboard.
For its sophisticated technical aspects, the car is inspired by the B20: 2.5-litre V6 engine with 118 hp and four-speed transaxle. Its De Dion type rigid rear axle, equipped with a Panhard type transverse guide rod, gives it an excellent driving performance. An elitist sports model, the B24 spider is sold at a prohibitively high price. In the United States, it is sold at a much higher price than a Cadillac Eldorado! 240 copies were built, some of which sank with the Andrea Doria on the 25th of July 1956 when being shipped to America.
This copy has spent its entire life in Italy and has remained in the hands of the same family for decades, which has particularly pampered it. The car joined Breitt Gallery in 2019.
It is equipped with the rare Nardi Kit composed of two weber carburetors and a specific air filter that has increased the power by about 20 hp.
Original engine certified by the Lancia certificate, well documented invoice dossier.

Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America

Characteristics

  • 6-cylinder 2.5 litre V engine 138 hp (Nardi kit)

  • 240 copies built, 180 for left-hand drive

The spider Lancia Aurelia B24 America is regarded as one of Pinin Farina’s masterpieces.Unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1955, the Aurelia B24 spider has the same design as the Alfa Romeo Giulietta spider and its lines represent one of the masterpieces of automotive design. It was made for the overseas market, hence its nickname America. This is reflected in its spectacular panoramic American style windscreen. The B24 is based on the fourth series B20 coupe, whose wheelbase was shortened by 21 centimetres (2.45 metres). In order to lower the hood line, the air filter, water pump and fan were moved. The gear lever was also placed on the floor. The car is made for right- and left-hand drive, the latter called B24S (S meaning sinistra, left in Italian, and not Sport!).
The Aurelia B24 is a real spider, not a convertible called a spider for commercial reasons, which happens quite often. With a Spartan finish, it has small doors and no side windows (replaced by removable perspex screens). Its sporty look is highlighted by two-part bumpers. The equipment is minimal, like the Jansenistic style dashboard.
For its sophisticated technical aspects, the car is inspired by the B20: 2.5-litre V6 engine with 118 hp and four-speed transaxle. Its De Dion type rigid rear axle, equipped with a Panhard type transverse guide rod, gives it an excellent driving performance. An elitist sports model, the B24 spider is sold at a prohibitively high price. In the United States, it is sold at a much higher price than a Cadillac Eldorado! 240 copies were built, some of which sank with the Andrea Doria on the 25th of July 1956 when being shipped to America.
This copy has spent its entire life in Italy and has remained in the hands of the same family for decades, which has particularly pampered it. The car joined Breitt Gallery in 2019.
It is equipped with the rare Nardi Kit composed of two weber carburetors and a specific air filter that has increased the power by about 20 hp.
Original engine certified by the Lancia certificate, well documented invoice dossier.