Lancia 1954


 Appia Berlina (C10) 4-door sedan (1089 cc, 38 bhp; wb: 248 cm) (up to March)
 Appia Berlina (C10) 4-door sedan (1089 cc, 38 bhp; wb: 248 cm) (from March)
 Aurelia B52/53 (1991 cc) - ost.rok
 Aurelia B20 GT 2500 (2451 cc, 118 bhp)
 Aurelia II serie B12 (2266 cc, 87 bhp) – new model
 Aurelia Spider B24 (V6-60o, 2451 cc, 118 bhp) 

Lancia stand at Turin Motor Show.

Kolejna modernizacja Aurelii obejmuje nowy silnik o większej pojemności, tylne zawieszenie De Dion, reflektory, owiewki na oknach itp. Ten sam typ zawieszenia znalazł się też w Coupé B20 GT.
Piękny prototyp B24 Spider został zaprojektowany przez Pinin Farinę.

Lancia introduced the second series et the Aurelia, which incorporates a slightly larger and more powerful version of the 60-degree V-six engine, the bore being increased from 72 to 75 mm and the stroke from 81.5 to 85.5 mm (2,266 c.c.). With a compression ratio of 7.4 to I the output is 87 b.h.p. at 4,300 r.p.m. and the maximum torque 117.5 lb ft at 2,900 r.p.m. Another important change is in the rear axle and suspension layout; the clutch, gear box and final drive unit, with brake drum; and swinging half-shafts, remain unaltered, but a de Dion type axle is now used and carries half-elliptic springs. A Panhard rod and telescopic dampers inclined forwards locate the axle.
The Grand Turismo model has the same rear end layout and the engine remains as formerly at 2,451 c.c., the bore and stroke being 78 x 85.5 mm. With 8 to 1 compresion the output is 118 b.h.p. at 5,000 r.p.m. Detail coachwork alterations include a bolder front wing treatment with traffic and indicator lamps of larger size set below the built-in head lamps, improved rear wings and a larger luggage locker.
The Lancia Appia remains unaltered and is proving to be popular in its class.

(Turin report)




Lancia Appia




Lancia Aurelia 2 serie.


Aurelia Coupé


Lancia Aurelia B20 GT


Aurelia Spider



Lancia Aurelia B24 spider America


2nd 12h Sebring #39 D24 Rubirosa/Valenzano
1st Mille Miglia #602 D24 Ascari
2nd Tourist Trophy #3 D24 Taruffi/Fangio
3rd Tourist Trophy #4 D24 Mazon/Castelotti
1st Targa Florio #76 D24 Taruffi
3rd Targa Florio #80 Aurelia B20 Piodi
1st Giro di Sicilia Taruffi
F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship entries:
Sebring 12 Hours 07.03.1954 (round 2) Results:
# chassis Entrant: gen. class
36 D24 #0005 Fangio / Castellotti Lancia ret. S5.0 -
37 D24 #0002 Ascari / Villoresi Lancia ret. S5.0 -
38 D24 #0003 Taruffi / Manzon Lancia dsq S5.0 -
39 D24 #0001 Rubirosa / Valenzano Lancia 2nd S5.0 1st
  Mille Miglia 02.05.1954 (round 3) * Results:
# chassis Entrant: gen. class
014 Appia Crotti / Sassi 152nd T1.3 50th
019 Appia Spagna / Baiocchi 137th T1.3 43rd
154 Appia Agosti / Bertoli 139th T1.3 44th
415 Aurelia B20 Pozzato / Rossi 39th GT+1.5 14th
425 Aurelia B20 Gatta / Azzini 16th GT+1.5 4th
428 Aurelia B20 Petrobelli / Cremonesi 12th GT+1.5 3rd
430 Aurelia B20 Ribaldi / Basili 17th GT+1.5 5th
431 Aurelia Randaccio / Serboli 26th GT+1.5 10th
433 Aurelia B20 Lubich / Villotti 24th GT+1.5 8th
437 Aurelia B20 Noya / Cagnana 88th GT+1.5 16th
440 Aurelia B20 Serafini / Mancini Lancia 7th GT+1.5 1st
443 Aurelia Salice / Bonafede 32nd GT+1.5 12th
444 Aurelia B20 Siena / Bevilacqua 25th GT+1.5 9th
446 Aurelia B20 Mandolini / Ceruti 31st GT+1.5 11th
540 D24 #0008 Castellotti Lancia ret. S+2.0 -
541 D24 #0009 Valenzano Lancia acc. S+2.0 -
547 D24 #0007 Taruffi Lancia ret. S+2.0 -
602 D24 #0006 Ascari Lancia 1st S+2.0 1st
* only finishing cars listed.
Tourist Trophy 11.09.1954 (round 5) Results:
# gen. class
1 D25 #0004 Ascari / Villoresi Lancia ret. S5.0 -
2 D25 #0002 Fangio / Castellotti Lancia ret. S5.0 -
3 D24 #0002 Taruffi / Fangio Lancia 2nd S5.0 1st
4 D24 #0005 Manzon / Castellotti Lancia 3rd S5.0 2nd
Other entries: 
  Targa Florio 30.03.1954 Results:
# Entrant: category class
44 Aurelia B20 Scaminaci 9th iGT 2nd over 1.3 2nd
46 Aurelia B20 Arezzo 7th GT 1st over 1.3 1st
48 Aurelia B20 Crescimanno dns - -
50 Aurelia B20 Grimaldi dns - -
52 Aurelia B20 Pottino 12th GT 3rd over 1.3 3rd
58 Aurelia B20 Perrella 13th sport 10th 1.1-2.0 4th
66 Aurelia B20 Starrabba 8th sport 7th over 2.0 5th
70 D24 Castellotti ret. -
76 D24 Taruffi 1st sport 1st over 2.0 1st
78 Aurelia B20 Manzon ret. -
80 Aurelia B20 Piodi 3rd sport 2nd over 2.0 2nd

Lancia D24 at Mille Miglia driven by Alberto Ascari

Alberto Ascari, having transferred his allegiance from Ferrari to Lancia, tests one of the new 3.3-litre sports racing Lancias round the Ospedaletti circuit, near San Remo; he will share the wheel of one of these cars in the 12-hour race at Sebring in Florida next month.
(February '54)


Lancia D24


Targa Florio winner Piero Taruffi in the Lancia D24. 



Rally victories:

1st RMC   Aurelia Chiron/ Basadonna
1st Sestriere   Aurelia Valenzano

Formula 1 Championship entries:

Spanish GP 24.10.1954 Pedralbes (round 9)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
34 D 50 Lancia DS50 2.5 V8 Alberto Ascari Scuderia Lancia ret.
36 D 50 Lancia DS50 2.5 V8 Luigi Villoresi Scuderia Lancia ret.



Lancia D50