To the collective imagination the name “Aurelia” means sport, coupè, spider or Touring. But, before all these models, there was an Aurelia built for executives or affluent family men. Indeed this is a four door, six seats fastback pushed by the Lancia V6, the first V6 engine ever made, designed by engineer Francesco De Virgilio.
Few, very few of these cars survived so far and this is one of those. Indeed the seller says that this is a survivor, never restored nor painted. We believe it as the interiors photo shows an untouched, although dirty, interior upholstered with a mix of leather and Lancia cloth. Moreover, it’s rare to see a late ’40’s lhd Lancia: back then it was an optional feature.
The engine bay too looks extremely original: once cleaned this is really a museum car: someone once said that it’s original once: this is the case. Find it for sale at €16,000 (today $21,500) here in Frascati, Italy.