1953 Lancia Aurelia B20GT
Bonhams’ beautifully presented B20 was a low-key passport to the best events. Its history went back to when it was bought new in Sweden, where it remained until 1959. It was subsequently sold to a British buyer in 2002 and the vendor acquired it in 2012. Previous restoration work was clearly done to a high standard – the black paint was deep and runfree, the cream interior equally good. Aurelias have never been cheap, but factor in this one’s condition, history, and the fact any B20 is true classic, and the buyer scored well here.