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Lancia Aurelia B52 Coupé Vignale

Chassis

#B52‬-1015 #B52-1026

The Lancia Aurelia B52 Coupé Vignale designed by Michelotti.

Vehicle Overview

The Lancia Aurelia B52 Special Vignale stands as a rare and exquisite testament to the artistry of automotive design, conceived under the masterful eye of Giovanni Michelotti. With only two specimens ever produced—chassis B52‬-1015 and B52‬-1026—this exclusive creation draws inspiration from the iconic Ferrari 212 Inter, epitomizing the pinnacle of Italian automotive elegance. The production run of the Lancia Aurelia B52 was brief, spanning from 1952 to 1953, with just 98 cars bearing the B52 designation ever gracing the roads. Among these limited numbers, Vignale contributed a mere five examples, each distinguished by subtle variations in coachwork and trim details. Of these, only two were coupes, each embodying a unique narrative of luxury and refinement. Chassis number B52-1015, resplendent in a striking red-orange two-tone color scheme, carries a special connection to Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida, adding a touch of celebrity allure to its already distinguished pedigree, this speciment is part of the Milano Classiche collection. Meanwhile, chassis number B52-1026 embarked on a journey of bespoke luxury, commissioned by Count Christian Orssich de Slavetich, a close confidant of King Peter II of Yugoslavia. Dispatched to Carrozzeria Vignale from the Lancia factory, chassis B52-1026 underwent a transformation under Michelotti’s visionary direction, resulting in an exceptional body design that exuded grace and sophistication. Registered in Zurich on August 17, 1954, by the discerning Count, this automotive masterpiece traversed the roads of Switzerland with an air of regal elegance. Today, the legacy of the Lancia Aurelia B52 Special Vignale endures as a symbol of automotive excellence and exclusivity, cherished by enthusiasts and collectors alike. Its scarcity, coupled with its association with luminaries of the era, ensures its place as a revered artifact of Italian automotive heritage, embodying the timeless allure of luxury and craftsmanship.

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Technical Specifications

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    1952
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    Lancia
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    Aurelia B52 Coupé
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    Vignale
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