1952 LANCIA Aurelia B52 Vignale coupè

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In 1950, Lancia introduced the landmark Aurelia B10, with the first production V-6 engine, Lancia’s traditional sliding-pillar front suspension, a revolutionary multi-link rear suspension, and riding on Michelin X radial tires – another first. The following year, the Aurelia B21 was offered, with the engine size increased from 1.75 litres to 2.0 litres. In 1952, in keeping with Lancia’s practice of creating platforms on which coachbuilders could build custom bodies, the factory offered the B52 autotelaio, with a slight increase over the B21’s 2,860-millimetre wheelbase, and a 2.0-litre V-6. Only 98 B52s were built between 1952 and 1953.

This chassis, number B52-1054, was shipped to Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale, who built the body to the design of Rodolfo Bonetto. Rodolfo, nephew of famed Lancia racer Felice Bonetto, was an award-winning industrial designer at the beginning of his illustrious career, and his design beautifully illustrates the transatlantic design crosscurrents of the post-war period. The roofline and cabin shares its ‘house style’ with Giovanni Michelotti’s Aurelia B50 “Ginevra” for Vignale. Its visual lightness is reinforced by its contrasting silver roof. The front end, however, reflects the design’s international influence. With its distinctive central roundel and split-grille treatment, Bonetto’s grille treatment recalls Studebaker’s new designs for 1950, but in place of the American car’s chrome ‘nose cone’ is a central driving light. Equally remarkable are the taillights, whose cylindrical inset is nicely balanced against the articulated indicators above the bumpers, similar to styles shared with early Vignale-bodied Ferrari.

Nel 1950, Lancia introdusse la storica Aurelia B10, con il primo motore V-6 di produzione, la tradizionale sospensione anteriore a montante scorrevole Lancia, una rivoluzionaria sospensione posteriore multi-link e la guida su pneumatici radiali Michelin X – un’altra novità. L’anno seguente fu offerta l’Aurelia B21, con la cilindrata del motore aumentata da 1,75 litri a 2,0 litri. Nel 1952, in linea con la pratica di Lancia di creare piattaforme su cui i carrozzieri potevano costruire corpi personalizzati, la fabbrica offrì l’autotelaio B52, con un leggero aumento rispetto al passo di 2.860 millimetri della B21 e un V-6 da 2,0 litri. Solo 98 B52 furono costruiti tra il 1952 e il 1953.

Questo telaio, numero B52-1054, fu spedito alla Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale, che costruì la carrozzeria su progetto di Rodolfo Bonetto. Rodolfo, nipote del famoso pilota della Lancia Felice Bonetto, era un pluripremiato designer industriale all’inizio della sua illustre carriera, e il suo design illustra magnificamente le correnti trasversali transatlantiche del design del dopoguerra. La linea del tetto e la cabina condividono il suo “stile di casa” con Aurelia B50 “Ginevra” di Giovanni Michelotti per Vignale. La sua leggerezza visiva è rafforzata dal suo tetto argentato a contrasto. Il front-end, tuttavia, riflette l’influenza internazionale del design. Con il suo caratteristico roundel centrale e il trattamento della griglia divisa, il trattamento con la griglia di Bonetto ricorda i nuovi design di Studebaker per il 1950, ma al posto del “cono del naso” della macchina americana è una luce di guida centrale. Altrettanto notevoli sono i fanali posteriori, il cui inserto cilindrico è ben bilanciato rispetto agli indicatori articolati sopra i paraurti, simili agli stili condivisi con le prime Ferrari con carrozzeria Vignale.

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Lancia Ypsilon hybrid

Lancia Ypsilon becomes hybrid: here is the new Hybrid EcoChic
Ypsilon Hybrid EcoChic brings electrification to the Lancia home.

It is powered by the same mild hybrid FireFly 1.0 engine as the similar Fiat and 500 and Panda

Presented by ITALMOTOR, Romano Pisciotti

The new version is called Hybrid Ecochic and is powered by the same powertrain with 12 Volt mild hybrid technology which debuted with the similar Fiat 500 and Panda. This is the three-cylinder FireFly 1.0 with 70 hp integrated by a 4.9 hp electric motor-generator connected to the crankshaft via the auxiliary services belt. The electric unit recovers energy in the slowdowns to be stored in an 11 Ah lithium ion battery which, then, makes it available up to a peak power of 3.6 kW in the phases in which it is important to soothe the requests for petrol thermal unit. The system also provides for the engine to be turned off below 30 Km per hour putting the gearbox in neutral.

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MUSIC & MOTORS

Giacomo Puccini, Tuscan musician of unparalleled talent, who went down in history because of his artistic flair and the grandeur of his compositions. But Puccini didn’t like only music; he loved hunting and was a fan of motors. He liked to reach the woods where he hunted, darting, on board his many cars, through dirt paths.

Precisely because the cars of the time were not particularly suitable for forest and difficult routes, Puccini asked the famous car manufacturer of Vincenzo Lancia to make a car with a reinforced chassis and clawed wheels.

The game was done and it was thus that the first Italian off-road car prototype was born.

Lancia has been interpreting Italian style and attitude since 1906.

With its elegance and personality, the Lancia brand is the ideal choice for those who want to stand out from the crowd.

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LANCIA LAMBDA

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FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES

 

It is said that the engineer Battista Falchetto worked without sparing, even at night, to design the project of Lambda, the new model of motor vehicle of which Vincenzo Lancia (1881-1937), founder and patron of the Turin automobile company that still leads his name had indicated the basic characteristics: load-bearing body and front suspension with independent wheels.

It was at the beginning of the roaring Twenties, and the engineer Falchetto submitted fourteen sketches to the attention of Lancia, of which he was a close collaborator.

In eight years – from 1923 to 1931 – around 13 thousand Lancia Lambda cars were produced and sold around the world, in a continuous technical evolution that led to the creation of nine series.

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Lancia Lambda Torpedo

Si racconta che l’ingegner Battista Falchetto lavorò senza risparmiarsi, anche di notte, per disegnare il progetto della Lambda, il nuovo modello di autoveicolo di cui Vincenzo Lancia (1881-1937), fondatore e patron dell’azienda automobilistica torinese che ancora oggi porta il suo nome, aveva indicato le caratteristiche fondamentali: scocca portante e sospensione anteriore a ruote indipendenti.

Si era all’inizio dei ruggenti anni Venti, e l’ingegner Falchetto sottopose all’attenzione di Lancia, di cui era stretto collaboratore, ben quattordici schizzi.

In otto anni – dal 1923 al 1931 – furono prodotti e venduti in tutto il mondo circa 13mila esemplari di autovetture Lancia Lambda, in un’evoluzione tecnica continua che portò alla realizzazione di nove serie.

 

Romano Pisciotti: stupenda !!!

Amabile Fulvia – Lovable Fulvia

 

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Elegant and refined design, maximum build quality and an extraordinary driving pleasure characterize the Fulvia Coupé. 
Even today, capable of arousing unique emotions at the wheel, the Lancia Fulvia Coupé, which reached the car scene in the 1960s, was at the forefront from all points of view, among which the very rigid structure and the compactness of the engine.

Design elegante e raffinato, massima qualità costruttiva ed uno straordinario piacere di guida caratterizzano la Fulvia Coupé.

Tutt’oggi capace di suscitare emozioni uniche alla guida la Lancia Fulvia Coupé, giunta sulla scena automobilistica negli anni ’60, era all’avanguardia sotto tutti i punti di vista, tra i quali l’assetto molto rigido e la compattezza del motore.

The sedan version / La versione berlina

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Fulvia berlina

1963 – 1976

A design inspired by boating

The line, absolutely futuristic, has been and will always be a style in the world: the designer who produced this masterpiece is Pietro Castegnero, who was inspired by the famous Riva motorboat.

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The interior, then very luxurious and refined, boasts a solid wood dashboard and a wooden crown steering wheel, which was often replaced by races with smaller diameters and different materials.

 

in the rallies of the 60s and 70s he obtained excellent results. Presented in 1965, it was then fitted with a very compact four-cylinder engine designed by Ettore Zaccone Mina. In 1966 was presented the first model bearing the initials “HF” or “high fidelity”, the symbol of the racing team Lancia. The horses were initially 80, and although they soon became 96, it was the 1300 HF, which boasted 101, to win the Tour De Corse together with Sandro Munari. We must then wait for 1972 to see it triumph in the International Constructors Championship with the same formidable driver, ahead of Renault Alpine and Porsche 911.

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Fulvia HF

La linea, assolutamente futuristica, è stata e sarà per sempre uno stilema nel mondo: il designer che ha prodotto questo capolavoro è Pietro Castegnero, che si ispirò al celebre motoscafo Riva.

Elegante Fulvia

L’interno, allora molto lussuoso e ricercato, vanta un cruscotto in massello ed un volante dalla corona in legno, che veniva spesso sostituito per le gare da comandi di diametro inferiore e di materiali differenti.

nei rally degli anni ’60 e ‘70 ha ottenuto risultati eccellenti. Presentata nel 1965, allora montava un motore quattro cilindri molto compatto e progettato da Ettore Zaccone Mina. Nel 1966 è stato presentato il primo esemplare portante la sigla “HF” ovvero “high fidelity”, il simbolo della squadra corse Lancia. I cavalli erano inizialmente 80, e anche se ben presto divennero 96, è stata la 1300 HF, che ne vantava 101, a vincere il Tour De Corse assieme a Sandro Munari. Bisogna poi attendere il 1972 per vederla trionfare nel Campionato Internazionale Costruttori con lo stesso formidabile pilota, davanti a Renault Alpine e Porsche 911.

The dream:

 

Lancia Fulvia concept

 

Romano Pisciotti: io ho posseduto una Fulvia HF, meravigliosa…quante avventure…

Romano Pisciotti: I have owned a Fulvia HF, wonderful … how many adventures… !!!!

LANCIA Aurelia

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This marvel of style and technology is not a Bentley Continental, but a ……

gioiello non è una Bentley Continental, ma una……

…LANCIA AURELIA B20 GT (1950 – 1958)

 

Lancia “Aurelia GT 2500 B20” – 1957

Presentata al Salone di Torino del 1951 l’Aurelia B20 è senza dubbio una delle gran turismo italiane più apprezzate e conosciute al mondo.

Il motore 6 cilindri a V, derivava da quella della berlina B10 presentata nel 1950. La bellissima carrozzeria, che ha sicuramente influenzato il design di molte altre vetture sportive del periodo, era stata costruita dalla Pininfarina e rispettava il concetto Lancia di eleganza e discrezione, oltre ad essere di grande qualità.

La B20 sportiva da guidare in doppio petto, ha avuto anche una vita agonistica lunga e ricca di successi, sia con versioni “competizione” e “speciali” preparate dalla Casa, sia con vetture di serie che i proprietari guidavano in corsa come nella vita di tutti i giorni. Da ricordare è l’esordio agonistico della B20 alla Mille Miglia del 1951: 1^ della classe fino a 2000cc e seconda assoluta dietro la Ferrari 4 litri di Gigi Villoresi.

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Lancia Aurelia B20 GT 2500

Lance “Aurelia GT 2500 B20” – 1957

Presented at the Turin Motor Show in 1951, the Aurelia B20 is undoubtedly one of the most popular and well known Italian tourism in the world.

The 6-cylinder V engine derived from that of the B10 sedan presented in 1950. The beautiful bodywork, which has certainly influenced the design of many other sports cars of the period, had been built by Pininfarina and respected the Lancia concept of elegance and discretion, besides being of great quality.

The B20 sports car to drive in double-breasted, has also had a long racing life and full of successes, both with “competition” and “special” versions prepared by the House, both with series cars that the owners drove in the race as in the life of everyday. To remember is the debut of the B20 at the Mille Miglia of 1951: 1 ^ of the class up to 2000cc and second overall behind the Ferrari 4 liters of Gigi Villoresi.

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B20 GT

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LANCIA “Esatau”

Lancia Esatau truck chassis were produced from 1947 to 1963, when the model was replaced by the Lancia Esagamma. In 1947 Lancia presented the first version which was called Esatau 864. The truck were also used by the Italian army for transporting soldiers and army vehicles.

 

Lancia Esatau V.10

The Lancia Esatau V.10 was in production from 1948 to 1953. It had an engine of 122HP.

Lancia Esatau V.11

The V.11 was manufactured from 1951 to 1952, with the body from Garavini. It was powered by a Lancia V10 engine, producing 122 bhp (91 kW). In the side of the doors the seats are double. The city bus version was 10,500 mm (413.4 in) long, and a suburban version was 11,000 mm (433.1 in) long. A total of 52 were produced.

A 12,000 mm (472.4 in) trolleybus version was built for Athens in Greece, with 46 in service. The V.11 trolley bus version had two doors, and had capacity for 27 seated and 73 standing passengers. The V.11 was used in Athens from 1961 until 1991. The same trolleybuses was used in Florence and in Capua too.

Lancia Esatau V.81

The Lancia Esatau V.81 was produced from 1953 to 1959. Most bodies were made by Viberti, with the last 23 by Pistoiesi. A total of 183 were built. The V.81 came in two lengths, the Lancia PV81 powered version (with 130 bhp (97 kW)) at 10,400 mm (409.4 in) long and the Lancia V10 powered version 11,000 mm (433.1 in) long. The V10 originally produced 138 bhp (103 kW) and from 1957 144 bhp (107 kW).

The weight of a Lancia Esatau V.81 is 9,3 tonnes. The bus had 18 seats and space for an additional 30 standing passengers.

Presented by Romano Pisciotti, ITALMOTOR

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