1951 Lancia Aurelia B10 ATL Barchetta

Highlights

  • Unique coach-built Aurelia Barchetta by the highly desirable carrozzeria Autotechnica del Lario (ATL)
  • Benefiting from a no-expense-spared restoration whilst under current ownership between 2014 and 2017
  • Beautiful lightweight Barchetta body based on the celebrated Lancia Aurelia B10 paired with a later, more potent iteration of Lancia’s wonderful V6 engine

The Appeal

Established by Ercole Zuccoli during the 1960’s, Autotecnica del Lario (ATL) was a boutique carrozzeria based in the Lombardy region of northern Italy. 
During their near-twenty years of operation and in accordance with the greatest Italian coachbuilding traditions,  ATL produced a very limited number of astonishingly beautiful bespoke automobiles, with each example being tailored to its owner’s own individual requirements.
Forming the basis of this particularly beautiful ATL Barchetta is a 1951 Aurelia B10 Berlina, a highly regarded automobile from Lancia in its own right, the Aurelia was renowned for both its technical prowess and considerable racing pedigree. Developed under the oversight of the legendary Vitterio Jano, the Aurelia showcased to the world a number of engineering innovations, not least its fabulous V6 engine, a production first. 
Working from this exceptional basis during the early 1980s, ATL then went on to craft the stunning Barchetta body we see today, hand forming aluminium panels over a lightweight tubular frame which itself sits atop the original Aurelia chassis.
Clearly referencing the gorgeous open top racers of the early 1950s, not least Scuderia Lancia’s own highly successful D23 racer, the ATL Barchetta is quite simply a unique and alluring motorcar from a highly coveted carrozzeria. 
Undergoing a photographically documented restoration between 2014 and 2017 whilst under current ownership, this ATL Barchetta now presents in a wonderful aesthetic and mechanical condition. Behind the wheel, we are told this Barchetta makes for an engaging driving experience and with only around 620kg to propel, it’s 2.2-litre V6 engine is capable of making brisk progress. Additionally, should the new owner desire to race the car, the ATL Barchetta comes with an FIA historic technical passport allowing participation in numerous historic events.
With very strong values being realised in recent years for similar ATL-built motorcars, this Barchetta surely now represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a truly unique and highly desirable coach-built motorcar.




The History and Paperwork

  • Supplied with copy of original Automobile Club D’Italia registration document
  • Purchased by its current owner in 2014 from the gentleman who commissioned the original ATL conversion 
  • Photographic documentation of extensive restoration whilst under current ownership between 2014 and 2017
  • Provided with FIA Historic Passport
  • Supplied with a Belgian registration




The Interior

  • Beautiful period racing interior clearly finished to a high standard 
  • Racing bucket seats for the driver and their passenger
  • Clear well-presented driving instruments conveying only the essential information
With a beautiful purity of purpose, the simple uncluttered interior cabin of this little Barchetta speaks to its racing intent. With two racing bucket seats trimmed in lovely contrasting red leather, gorgeous upright wood-rimmed steering wheel and a bank of clear gauges, the Barchetta has a wonderfully authentic period racing feel.
On opening its beautifully formed doors it’s immediately clear that every possible concession to lightness has been made. With only a single metal chain for door furniture and its tubular frame structure proudly on show, there is nothing superfluous or extraneous to be found inside this sporting Lancia.




The Exterior

  • Stunning hand-formed lightweight aluminium body over a tubular frame structure in a pure and uncluttered 1950’s race car style
  • Benefiting from a no-expense-spared restoration whilst under current ownership and now presenting in a tremendous condition
With its compact proportions and breathtakingly beautiful lines, this Lancia Aurelia ATL Barchetta  is a masterclass in how beautiful form can follow function.
Looking through the attached photographs it’s clear that no stone was left unturned during this Lancia’s recent nut and bolt restoration. Stripped back to its chassis, every element of  the Barchetta was meticulously restored and today the car stands as a testament to the skill and care of this work.




The Mechanics

  • Fitted with Lancia’s famed all-alloy V6 engine, here in later 2.2-litre guise
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • In superb running condition following recent extensive restoration
On speaking with the owner he reports this little Lancia is rude health and, although stated to be putting out around 90 BHP, he tells us it certainly feels like a lot more whilst underway!
Blessed with fine mechanical componentry from the Aurelia, the ATL is reported to handle well whilst on the road and with a weight of only approximately 620 kg, we have every reason to believe this to be the case.  




Summary

Rare and highly desirable with an FIA historic passport offering the opportunity for  historic racing, this Lancia Aurelia ATL Barchetta now offers its next custodian the opportunity to own, experience and potentially race, a very exciting piece of motoring history. 

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Auction Details
  • Year 1951
  • Make Lancia
  • Model Aurelia
  • Colour Silver
  • Mileage 8,444 Miles
  • Engine size 2200
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Sint-Truiden
  • Country Belgium
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
15 Bids from 13 bidders
  • invento•••• €58,500 14/07/24
  • white.d•••• €57,500 13/07/24
  • a320drv•••• €56,500 09/07/24
  • orazio-•••• €56,000 09/07/24
  • posta@m•••• €55,500 09/07/24
  • rose98 €55,000 08/07/24
  • Christi•••• €50,000 08/07/24
  • elliot.•••• €35,000 08/07/24
  • matthew•••• €16,000 08/07/24
  • Billy98 €15,000 08/07/24

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