Lancia Aurelia

Lancia Aurelia B10 Berlina

The Aurelia is a model of the Italian car manufacturer Lancia, which from 1950 to 1958 in various engine and body styles ( sedan, coupe and convertible ) was produced.

With this car, Lancia showed innovative: It was the first produced in a well-known series V6 engine, this was also one of the first passenger car engines with housing and cylinder head made ​​of light metal. In the beginning, the engine had 1754 cc ( bore 70 mm and 76 mm stroke) with a maximum power of 42 kW ( 56 hp ) at 4000 rpm, later there were in the coupe up to 2.5 liters and 113 kW. The engines had crank pin offset, wet liners and a key chain-driven camshaft with hydraulic tensioner. The valves are actuated by rocker arms hanging and were arranged because of the semi-spherical combustion chambers, a V-shape. Clutch, transmission and differential were combined in a housing ( transaxle ) and mounted on the rear axle, together with the internal drum brakes. Thus, the axle loads were approximately equal. The front wheels were like in the predecessor Aprilia suspended individually with sliding sleeves (similar to Morgan ), in the back, there was first the first trailing link axle at all, in the fourth series from 1954, a De Dion axle beam. The Aurelia was one of the first cars with radial tires (165 × 400).

The Aurelia was designed by the designer Vittorio Jano. The car marked primarily an economic success for Lancia, however, was also style icon for many other Lancia models. Furthermore began for Lancia with this model 's successful run in rallying.

Models and quantities:

  • Aurelia B10/B15/B21/B22/B12 ( sedan on different wheelbases, 1950-1954 ) 13,677 pcs
  • Aurelia B50/B51/B52/B55/B56/B60 (chassis only ): 783
  • Aurelia B20 GT (Coupe, 1951-1958 ) 3111 pieces
  • Aurelia B24 Spider ( 1955) 240 Pieces
  • Aurelia B24 Convertibile ( 1955-1958 ) 521 pieces

Lancia Aurelia B24 Convertibile (1957 )

The V6 engine

On the basis of the Lancia Aurelia 1956 Florida was created as a study being introduced in the spring of 1957 Lancia Flaminia successor.