Car Catcher: A One-of-Two Lancia Aurelia Vignale Coupe

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Introduced in 1950 as the replacement for the Aprilla, the Lancia Aurelia saw a number of different versions over its production lifetime. The most desirable, however, were the B52-chassis cars. Instead of having their bodies finished in-house, the B52s were shaped at a coachbuilder. In total, fewer than 100 such examples were built by Lancia.

This 1952 Lancia Aurelia B52 Vignale Coupe is one of those limited models, though it's particularly rare: It's one of five whose bodies were constructed by Vignale, and one of two configured as coupes.

Finished in a two-tone, black-and-blue exterior over a tan leather interior, this Lancia is said to have been originally ordered by “Count Christian Orssich de Slavetich, a close friend of King Peter II of Yugoslavia” in the mid-1950s. The car was later sold in 1960 and changed hands a few times before it was restored by KCA in Milan, Italy, some time in the early '90s.

The listing also notes that the Vignale Coupe “went on to win several awards including a class win at the 1995 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.” Its odometer reads only 852 kilometers (roughly 530 miles).

You can find this 1952 Lancia Aurelia B52 Vignale Coupe for sale from Fantasy Junction for $425,000.

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