Fangio's Carrera Winner
The Lancia D24 was designed under the supervision of engineer Vittorio Jano and was considered the world’s premier sports-racing car in 1953 and 1954. Advanced for the time, it had a tubular space frame, independent suspension, a transaxle and inboard four-wheel drum brakes. Lancia enlisted only the world’s finest drivers to pilot the car. Included among the elite group were Alberto Ascari, Piero Taruffi and Juan Manuel Fangio, who placed first at the 1953 Carrera Panamericana.