Lancia built a small series of Aurelia chassis for experimental purposes to allow the various coachbuilders to design and build various unique creations.
During the mid-1950s, Pinin Farina had been experimenting with various "jet-age" themes. The influence of American car design, combined with aerodynamic and technical innovations, inspired Pinin Farina to create some spectacular designs that would pay tribute to the exciting new aerospace technology.
This dramatic theme first appeared in the Lancia PF 200, which debuted in 1953. In the years that followed, the instantly recognizable circular intake and tubular volumes could be found on a handful of custom bodies that graced everything from Cadillac to Maserati chassis. Several of these PF 200-style cars participated in the contemporary European Concours d'Elegance, often finding great success.
The Pinin Farina Lancia PF 200 Coupe was made in several Coupe variations, as well as the Convertible pictured here.
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