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Chassis no. B56S-1006 - Engine no. B12-2746
Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
Categories: A- Concept and show cars; B- Prototypes; E- Historic event cars; F- Cars owned by the famous; L- Limited edition cars (no. 3 remaining of no. 4 manufactured)
Owner: Collezione Lopresto (Italy)
One of four prototypes built by Pinin Farina in 1955 and the only left-hand drive.
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Pinin Farina created a two door prototype then, in 1955, presented this example at Turin and Geneva Motor Shows, bought directly in the Pininfarina stand by Kjell Qvale, US Lancia main dealer.
The car passed through various owner until 1993 when Jules M. Heumann, chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, bought it.
This car based on the Aurelia B56S chassis is the one of four examples in the four door configuration and the unique left hand drive. This example won the best in class at the 2010 Villa d’Este councours, then at the Turin’s one and during the Ludwigsburg’s one; here this car obtained a jury special prize for the design.
The importance of this car is not only its breathtaking line.
It is a breaking point in the history of the car style and until the ‘70s, this car influenced the world car production.
The monolithic design, with cars rounded and compact, like they were carved from a solid block, was replaced from an archcitecture made with combined panels.
The void in the pavilion improves its streng- th of expression.
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history - owners & events
20th April 1955 - 1st May 1955
Salone Internazionale dell'Automobile di Torino
| Turin | Italy
10th March 1955 - 20th March 1955
Salon International de l'Auto de Geneve
| Geneve | Switzerland
5th September 1999
Concours d'Elegance Paleis Het Loo
| Apeldoorn | Netherlands
2nd October 2010
Trofeo Milano
| Milan | Italy
driver: Corrado Lopresto
20th March 2010 - 21st March 2010
Concours d'Elégance Trofeo Salvarola Terme
| Salvarola Terme | Italy
driver: Corrado Lopresto
23rd April 2010 - 25th April 2010
Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
| Cernobio (Como) | Italy
driver: Corrado Lopresto
entry number: 100
22nd May 2010 - 23rd May 2010
Concorso Internazionale di Eleganza per Autovetture ASI-Città di Torino
| Turin | Italy
driver: Corrado Lopresto
12th June 2010 - 13th June 2010
Retro Classics meets Barock
| Ludwisburg | Germany
driver: Corrado Lopresto
24th September 2010 - 27th September 2010
uniques special ones international concours
| Florence | Italy
driver: Corrado Lopresto
25th September 2010
Italia Classica - Premio alla Carriera della Flaminia 335
| Rome | Italy
driver: Corrado Lopresto


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