1955 Lancia Aurelia coupe. See more pictures of sports cars.
Pinin Farina was distinguished by a proud, distinctively shaped Lancia grille
and a smooth, sloping roofline. Like all contemporary Lancias, the coupe had a
sliding-pillar front suspension, and shared its V-6 engine and rear-mounted
gearbox with the sedan.
Two engine sizes were offered through six marginally different "series" in the model's life: 1991cc (1951-1953) and 2451cc (1953-1958). Available beginning in 1954 was a pretty Farina-styled open roadster (Spyder) on a shorter wheelbase.
The first Z40 built had a trendy wraparound windshield and no door windows. After that a conventional windshield and roll-up glass appeared. A major chassis change occurred in 1954, when the semi-trailing-link independent rear suspension was exchanged for a de Dion layout on coupes. Spyders used the de Dion arrangement exclusively.
Pluses of the 1951-1958 Lancia Aurelia Coupe and Spyder:
- Significant modern Lancia
- Milestone status
- Agile handling
- Styling (especially Spyder)
Minuses of the 1951-1958 Lancia Aurelia Coupe and Spyder:
- Parts now hard to obtain
- Not numerous any more
Production of the 1951-1958 Lancia Aurelia Coupe and Spyder:
- Cpe: 3,871
- Spyder: 761
Specifications of the 1951-1958 Lancia Aurelia Coupe and Spyder:
Wheelbase, inches: 104.7/96.5 (cpe/Spyder)
Length, inches: 172.0/165.4 (cpe/Spyder)
Weight, pounds: 2,630/2,500 (cpe/Spyder)
Price, new: Approximately $5,500 U.S. for 1956 Spyder; $5,800 for 1958 GT coupe
Engines for the 1951-1958 Lancia Aurelia Coupe and Spyder:
Type Size Horsepower Years ohv
V-6 1,991 cc (121 cid) 75/80 1951-1953 ohv
V-6 2,451 cc (150 cid) 118/122 1953-1958
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