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Chassis no. B20-1246 - Engine no. B20-1269
Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
Categories: E- Historic event cars; F- Cars owned by the famous
Owner: Private Collection
It ran the four Mille Miglia and four Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti between 1952 to 1955.
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Lancia’s first post-war car, the revolutionary Aurelia designed by Vittorio Jano appeared in 1950. Its combination of the first production V6 engine, a 60° design developed by Francesco de Virgilio, with a balanced transaxle gearbox and inboard rear brakes were revelations in post-war Europe.

The Aurelia Gran Turismo was presented in 1951 as a coupe evolution (type B20) of the B10 saloon with an engine that, finally, was introduced with a displacement at the class limit. 
This was the result of the new policy imposed throughout the company by Gianni Lancia, who had taken over from his mother in 1947. 

The Aurelia engine had been increased to 1,991cc in 1951 and in uprated form went into the B20. Lighter and higher geared than the saloon, the B20 was good for a top speed of over 100mph. Introduced in 1953, the 3rd and subsequent series B20s were powered by a 2,451cc, 118bhp version of the pushrod V6.

The shape, designed by Mario Felice Boano and refined and built by Pinin Farina, became an instant classic for its smooth, clean lines and its competition prowess.

The car was immediately entered for the 1951 Mille Miglia and three "private" examples, of the four that were registered in the names of their drivers, finished in the first seven places overall and took the first three in class, with Bracco-Maglioli finishing second, beaten only by Villoresi's Ferrari that had over twice the displacement of the Lancia. Bracco, partnered by Lurani, was then 12th overall in the Le Mans 24 Hours after driving his race car to the event from Italy. Lancia prepared seven "Corsa" versions of the car for 1952, six of which registered for the usual "privateers" and which not only took 2nd, 3rd and 4th overall in the Giro di Sicilia, but finished the Mille Miglia in 3rd, 5th, 6th and 8th overall, 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the Targa Florio, 4th, 6th, 8th and 9th in the Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti and, equipped with a supercharger, 4th in the Carrera Panamericana.

Chassis B20-1246 (original engine number B20-1255) is a first series and was bought by the gentleman driver Antonio Pozzato. It ran the 1952 Mille Miglia #440 (Pozzato/Pozzato), 1953 Mille Miglia #521 (Pozzato/Rossi), 1954 Mille Miglia #415 (Pozzato/Rossi), 1955 Mille Miglia #616 (Pozzato), four Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti between 1952 to 1955 and other races during the 50s.
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20th October 1951 - 1968
owner: Antonio Pozzato | Italy
3rd May 1952 - 4th May 1952
Mille Miglia
| Brescia - Roma - Brescia | Italy
driver: Antonio Pozzato
co-driver: Luigi Pozzato
entry number: 440
13th July 1952
Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti
| Contina d'Ampezzo | Italy
driver: Antonio Pozzato
entry number: 90
25th April 1953 - 26th April 1953
Mille Miglia
| Brescia - Roma - Brescia | Italy
driver: Antonio Pozzato
co-driver: Aldo Rossi
entry number: 521
12th July 1953
Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti
| Cortina d'Ampezzo | Italy
driver: Antonio Pozzato
entry number: 49
1st May 1954 - 2nd May 1954
Mille Miglia
| Brescia - Roma - Brescia | Italy
driver: Antonio Pozzato
co-driver: Aldo Rossi
entry number: 415
11th July 1954
Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti
| Cortina d'Ampezzo | Italy
driver: Antonio Pozzato
entry number: 83
1st May 1955
Mille Miglia
| Brescia - Roma - Brescia | Italy
driver: Antonio Pozzato
entry number: 616
10th July 1955
Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti
| Cortina d'Ampezzo | Italy
driver: Antonio Pozzato
entry number: 112
4th September 1955
Jugoslovanska Alpska Voznja
| Bled | Slovenia
driver: Antonio Pozzato
entry number: 91


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