Lancia Aurelia B21 ex-1952-Mille Miglia 1951 RHD When Lancia launched the Aurelia in 1951 the car made a sensational entry amongst automobile enthusiasts. The Aurelia was indeed very advanced in styling and technology. Judge for yourself and remember this was only 1951: Unitary construction, all round independant suspension, transaxle disposition of engine and gearbox resulting in a perfect 50%-50% weight distribution, compact full aluminium V6 engine... Logic that the Aurelia was also an instant hit in competition. An Aurelia B20 arrived II-nd overall at the 1951 Mille Miglia! One can immagine that this result inspired many car-enthusiasts in Italy and made them dream about participating with such an Aurelia at next years' Mille Miglia. This is exactly what happened to the Lancia dealer in Florence Mr. Renzo Battaglini who formed the team Bassi-Battaglini and entered this Aurelia B21 for the 1952 Mille Miglia. A B21 being equipped with the revolutionary 2,0 liter V6 engine was a good choice. Certainly so, upgraded with a Nardi tuning kit (twin Solex carburettors and floor gearchange). This B21 was attributed start-number 207 and arrived back in Brescia, after a gruelling 1.600 Km race, classified as 117-th OverAll. Later it was sold to a Tuscan enthusiast and then bought by a Fiorentine classic car enthusiast, good friend of Gigi Villoresi. Together with Villoresi they raced the historic Mille Miglia with this historic Aurelia B21 in 1991. Also in 1990, 1992 and 1993 this B21 participated at the historic MM. Many photos are available of the car during the original Mille Miglia and at the historical ones. Intelligently restored, bodily as well as mechanically, preserving original material where possible, this B21 Aurelia is actually in tip-top condition and ready to go. Would you like to participate at the 2014 Mille Miglia? Here is your chance!
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