- • Highly sought after B20 Series IV
- • Stunning 'Blu Mediterraneo' Colour Scheme
- • Full Nardi Conversion
- • Lovely meticulously restored example
- • Participated in Mille Miglia and raced at Monza (according to a previous owner)
- • Mechanically magnificent, impeccable power and response
1954 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Series IV
Offered here is an astonishingly beautiful, and exceedingly rare example of the 1954 Lancia Aurelia B20GT Series IV.
With the finest balance of power and weight, running on the revised de Dion tube rear suspension, the series IV is one of the most sought after of the entire run of the Aurelia B20, and this example is easily among the best you'll find. Having been restored to a stunning quality by the experts at Strada e Corsa (including an exceptional paint job in 'Blu Mediterraneo' from a period paint sample of Dino Cognolato), this car is ready for another rally or weekend drive. Sporting a full Nardi conversion, which includes twin downdraft Webers, an alloy Nardi airbox, Nardi sports camshaft, high compression forged pistons, dynamically balanced crankshaft, lightened flywheel, reworked combustion chambers and porting, heavy duty valve springs and an original Lancia Aurelia Scintilla Vertex magneto, this particular example has exceptional power and response. The interior is complete with a lovely duo tone Lancia Blu with Mediterraneo dashboard and Lancia Blu hide upholstery with grey woollen cloth seats.
Owned for the past few years by a prominent car collector, this B20 has been meticulously cared for and participated in two California Milles. In its lifetime, according to one of the previous owners in France, the car was raced in the Mille Miglia and at Monza. This presents the next owner with significant opportunity for future vintage racing entries. We contacted Strada e Corsa (who performed the restoration) to validate this, and this is what they said:
"When we bought it (as restoration project) it had some very special items which were period optionals and not usual. It had a NARDI scoop on the bonnet and a 50s style 'bucket seat' and some more. The NARDI scoop indicates that it had a NARDI double carb set and a NARDI camshaft. These were special order items and could indicate that the car was used in some period competition events.
Our feeling was always that this car must have done some Autosport events or rally events in period because these items were not common and only on special request.
Besides they were expensive. However we have searched for some of the history but could not find anything. One of the French owners in the past told us the car did race at Monza or Mille Miglia but we never succeeded to verify for 100%."
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Specs & Options
- Aurelia B20 GT Series IV
- Body Color
- Blu Mediterraneo
- Engine Size
- 2451cc V6
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
- Interior Color
- Lancia Blue / Grey Woollen Cloth