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1955 Lancia Aurelia

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1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America Chassis: B24S 1077 Engine: B24 1098 The Most Desirable Road-Going Lancia Sports Car One of Only 181 Left-Hand-Drive Spider Americas Built Known Ownership History from New Desirably Equipped with Fontana Hardtop and Nardi Kit Fully restored Eligible for the Finest Historic Events Including the Mille Miglia Offered with FIVA Passport, Tools, Owners Manual, and Documentation This B24S Spider America is a very special example that possesses an unbroken chain of ownership, the most desirable options, and an outstanding concours-quality restoration. The history of B24S 1077 can be traced back to July 1955, when it was sold to its first owner, Luigi Bosisio of Milan. A well-known gentleman driver, Bosisio was a frequent competitor in major Italian events throughout the early 1950s and owned a number of outstanding sports cars, including a Lancia Aurelia B20 GT, Fiat 8V, Maserati A6GCS, and a Zagato-bodied Ferrari 166 MM. After a short period in the care of Bosisio, the Spider America was sold to Roberto Longhi who, in turn, sold it to Santino Bertele. In February 1958, Sig. Bertele sold the Lancia to Federico De Gregorio. The Spider Americas fifth owner, Gianni Savoia of Verona, purchased the car from Sig. De Gregorio in the early 1960s and retained it until 1983, when it was sold to a local classic car dealer. Later that year, the B24S was sold to American enthusiast Richard Citron but was stored in Italy and never exported. In 1985, famed Formula One team director Jean Sage acquired the Spider America for his private collection. Well known in racing circles, Sage began his involvement in motorsports as a driver in the 1960s, before establishing the successful Ecurie Elf-Switzerland team with Gerard Larrousse and Paul Archambeaud. Sage then went on to run Renaults Formula One effort from 1977 to 1985, during which time the team won 15 races and pioneered the use of turbocharged engines. Following his retirement from Formula One, Sage became an avid classic car collector, raced in leading vintage events, and managed several major racing teams including Ferrari France. The Spider America remained a fixture in Sages collection for over a decade and, between 1995 and 1996, was fully restored by Italian marque specialists. In early 1998, Sage sold the Lancia to Michael Theo Trosser, a collector living in Neuss, Germany. That May, Mr. Trosser applied for and was subsequently granted a FIVA Identity Card, with the desirable A3 classification. After some years, Trosser sold the Lancia to a Spanish artist, who kept the Spider America in her studio and rarely drove it. The next owner, a discerning Florida collector, was an excellent steward for the Spider America, and he went through great lengths to enhance its already superb presentation. In 2012, he commissioned CB Restorations of Haverhill, Massachusetts, to perform a concours-quality cosmetic restoration that included a complete repaint, extensive engine-bay detailing, and attention to the chrome and brightwork. Additionally, the Lancia was serviced as needed and given a comprehensive mechanical inspection. In January of 2014, it was acquired by another Florida collector who wanted the Lancia to be concours perfect. The car was sent to Paul Russell and Company in Massachusetts, and it was given new leather in the color of Sierra Autumn, and a correct radio and speaker were installed. Mechanical aspects of the car were addressed as needed. The soft top was refitted with new fabric, and the undercarriage, engine bay, and exterior were detailed. The work was completed in June of 2014 and totaled more than $88,000. The Lancias most recent owner is a noted American collector who maintained the cars impeccable show-ready condition. This sophisticated Spider America is equipped with two of the most rare and desirable accessories available for the model - the attractive Carrozzeria Fontana aluminum ha

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