1951 Lancia Aurelia B10

 Highlights 

  • Excellent example of a 1950s Italian saloon
  • Lots of work carried out by the current owner
  • Starts and drives well, no problems on long distances

The Appeal


Modern family cars are often characterised by identical chassis and uninspired styling. In the 1950s, however, even the most mundane models were elegantly presented. This 1951 Lancia Aurelia B10 is no exception.

Thanks to its charming, adorable design and magnificent, original state of preservation, it's a model that's sure to catch the eye of passers-by. In over 70 years of existence, this car has covered just 80,000 km and has only had three registered owners.

Of Danish origin, it has spent the last 13 years in Belgium, where it has recently undergone extensive work, as the collection of invoices testifies. The interior and mechanics are apparently in excellent condition, while the exterior bodywork remains in its original and no less magnificent state.

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The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in Denmark in 1951
  • Believed to have had only 3 owners since new
  • The odometer shows 80,000 km
  • Imported into Belgium in 2011
  • Purchased by the current owner in 2012
  • Extensive work carried out by Italian car specialist Epoca Ricambi
  • Numerous invoices
  • Original owner's manual and service manual
  • Import documents with the car
  • Registration documents present
  • Service manual in French and Italian

The Condition

  • Very original example
  • Adorable Lancia saloon from the 1950s
  • Interior revised by the current owner
  • Electric circuit breaker
  • Water temperature gauge
  • Oil pressure warning
  • CD with full description of the mechanics
  • The wheel trims, bumpers and trim are not chrome-plated as in the original.

With its flowing lines, accentuated details, elaborate chrome elements and overall elegance unmatched by current cars, the Lancia Aurelia is a model that really catches the eye. It may have started life as an ordinary family car, but it now stands proudly as a lovely example of 1950s automotive design.

This particular car is in wonderfully original condition. Since purchasing the car over 10 years ago, the current owner has devoted a great deal of time, money and effort to its preservation. The interior, in particular, is in very good condition following an overhaul of the upholstery and carpets. That said, an attractive patina remains in places, notably around the dashboard and controls.

Speaking of patina, the exterior shows some imperfections in its original paintwork. In addition, the underside of the car shows some signs of wear. However, the seller assures us that corrosion is minimal on this car, which is over 70 years old.

The expressive front bumper of this Lancia Aurelia is embellished with chrome accents which, although tarnished by age, shine beautifully in the sun. The chrome wheel trims are also in good condition, despite a slight loss of their original lustre. As previously mentioned, this model has a few imperfections close up, but is still resplendent overall.

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The Mechanics

  • 1.8-litre B10 V6 engine, 56 bhp
  • Extensive mechanical work carried out over the last decade
  • Starts and drives easily, does not overheat.

Model B10, this 1951 Lancia Aurelia is equipped with the 1.8-litre V6 of the base model, producing a modest 56 bhp. Invoices indicate that the car's mechanicals have been overhauled in recent years and that many parts have been replaced.

The four-speed manual gearbox, engine, suspension and clutch have all undergone extensive work since 2012 by renowned Italian specialist Epoca Ricambi.

In addition to these fantastic recent revisions, the car is said to have covered just 80,000km since leaving the factory. The result, according to the vendor, is a car that starts and drives as it should. The car runs smoothly and without overheating.

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Auction Details
  • Year 1951
  • Make Lancia
  • Model Aurelia
  • Colour Brown
  • Mileage 80,000 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1799
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Libramont-Chevigny
  • Country Belgium
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Bidding history
9 Bids from 7 bidders
  • skyler.•••• €12,500 19/07/24
  • david-k•••• €11,251 19/07/24
  • dmclove•••• €11,000 18/07/24
  • allan-u•••• €10,000 18/07/24
  • dmclove•••• €9,000 17/07/24
  • swissma•••• €4,000 16/07/24
  • angelo-•••• €3,600 15/07/24
  • swissma•••• €3,500 15/07/24
  • karmaaf•••• €2,000 14/07/24

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