1952 Lancia B52 Aurelia ‘B Junior’


1952 Lancia B52 Aurelia ‘B Junior’

The B52 was the chassis Lancia sent out to be custom fit by one of the many Italian design houses. It was based on the production Aurelia chassis with its aluminum V6 engine.

Chassis & Sales.

B521055-This 1952 Lancia 2000 B52 Aurelia ‘B Junior’ is one of only 98 B52 examples created. All B52’s were sent to coachbuilders to receive one-off and limited production bodies. This example wears coachwork created by Ghia and believed to have been designed by Boano’s son, Gian Paolo. There are several interesting features to this car, such as the semi-skirted wheel wells, a distinctive grille design with vertical chrome teeth, and two-tone paint scheme.

This B52 Aurelia was on display at the Ghia stand at the Turin Motor Show in 1953. It is painted in white over light blue with a white with gray cloth interior. This car has been given a restoration, performed in England, and been the feature in several European magazines. It remains one of only two known to have been built.

In 2008, this B52 Ghia-bodied Aurelia was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, CA where it was offered without reserve and estimated to sell for $100,000 – $125,000. The lot was sold for $81,400, including buyer’s premium.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car

1951 Lancia Aurelia B52 Coupé Bertone B52.1074 – sold for €172,500

Unique example bodied by Bertone. One of only 98 built. Only 3,700 kilometres from new and a concours preservation class contender. Exhibited at the 1951 Turin Motor Show. The car was discovered in Belgium by Bernard Marreyt. Rare and outstandingly original.
Auction Source: The Chantilly Sale 2015

1953 Lancia Aurelia PF200 C Pinin Farina Spider B52-1052 – sold for $1,100,000

Displayed at the Geneva and Turin motor shows in 1953. A unique Pinin Farina concept on the rare Aurelia B52 chassis. Offered from 46 years of enthusiast ownership. Recently completed 10-year restoration. An award winner at premier national concours d’elegance.

Auction Source: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions