1951 Lancia Aurelia B20 Gt

Lancia Aurelia B20 GT

he Lancia Aurelia is considered by many to be the offset truthful Grandmother Turismo auto. Intentional by Vittorio Jano, the Aurelia was launched in 1950 and yield lasted done the summertime of 1958.

The Aurelia ill-used the outset output V6 locomotive, a 60° pattern highly-developed by de Virgilio, a Lancia mastermind who worked nether Jano which grew from 1.8 L to 2.5 L. It was an all-alloy pushrod pattern with a 1 camshaft ‘tween the cylinder banks. A hemispherical burning bedroom and inline valves were put-upon. A one Wb 40 carburetor realized the locomotive.

At the back was an advanced combining transaxle with the gearbox, batch, derivative, and inboard-mounted bone brakes. The presence abatement was a sliding tower pattern, with arse semi-trailing weaponry replaced by a de Dion subway in the One-quarter serial.

1951 Lancia Aurelia B20 Gt

First series

The selfsame get-go Aurelias were the B10 berlinas (sedans). They exploited a 1754 cc variation of the V6 which produced 56 hp. The B21 was released in 1951 with a bigger 1991 cc 70 hp locomotive. A 2-door B20 GT takeoveré appeared that like yr. It had a shorter wheelbase and a Ghia-designed, Pininfarina-built personify. The like 1991 cc locomotive produced 75 hp in the B20. Altogether, 500 kickoff serial Aurelias were produced.

1951 Lancia Aurelia B20 Gt

Second series

The s serial Aurelia coupe pushed exponent capable 80 hp from the 1991 cc V6 with a higher condensation proportion and repositioned valves. Former changes included bettor brakes and tiddler styling tweaks, such as chromed bumpers alternatively of the al ones secondhand in the earliest car. . A new fascia featured two bigger instrumentate gauges. The reprieve was unaltered from the get-go serial. A new B22 saloon was released in 1952 with treble Webers and a hotter camshaft for 90 hp.

1951 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT

Third series

The 3rd serial appeared in 1953 with a bigger 2451 cc rendering of the locomotive. The bum of the car baffled the tailfins of the originally serial, but was easily solved in a authoritative search the Aurelia coupe.

Fourth series

The one-fourth serial introduced the new de Dion metro behind reprieve. The locomotive was changed from ovalbumin alloy bearings to scale bearings. An clear car, the B24 Wanderer was introduced at this clip (1954 to 1955) and was advantageously standard. It was exchangeable to the B20 putsché automatically, with an 8 edge shorter wheelbase than the putsché.

The fourthly serial cars were the get-go Aurelias to be usable in left crusade; one-quarter serial Aurelias were the outset ones to be imported to the US in any issue.

Fifth series

The one-fifth serial putsché, appearance in 1956, was more luxury-oriented. It had a unlike transaxle (schism pillowcase), which was more rich and alike thereto victimised in the afterward Flaminias. The driveshaft was besides revised to dilute shakiness.

Aboard the one-fifth serial putschés was a revised clear car, the B24 transmutable. This differed from the sooner B24 Wanderer, having roll-up windows, punter seats office, and a windshield with volcano windows. In mechanical aspects, the B24 translatable was standardized to the coupe of the like serial.

Sixth series

Mightiness was consume to 112 hp for the 1957 6th serial, with increased torsion to set-back the greater angle of the late car. The 6th serial takeoverés had blowhole windows, and typically a chromium-plate uncase the cap. They were the well-nigh touring orientated of the B20’s.

The 6th serial B24 transformable was identical interchangeable to the 5th serial, with around kid differences in reduce. Near notably, the fire cooler was in the proboscis, not buns the seating as it was in the 4th and 5th serial afford cars. This variety, still, did not use for the outset 150 6th serial cars, which were alike the 5th serial. The 6th serial convertibles likewise featured unlike seating than either both earliest cars.

1951 Lancia Aurelia B20 Gt

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