THE LANCIA FLAMINIA
The Lancia Flaminia, named after the via Flaminia, the road leading from Rome to Rimini, was produced from 1957 to 1960. It was Lancia’s flagship at the time, replacing the Aurelia. Throughout its lifetime, it saw various version as sedans, coupés. The Flaminia coupé and convertible were coach-built cars with bodies from several prestigious Italian coachbuilders such as Pininfarina, Touring and Zagato.
Initially, the Touring Convertible was intended for Maserati, rather than Lancia. Maserati had the intention to market these Touring-bodied convertibles, but unfortunately the plan failed. Lancia purchased the bodywork from Touring and fitted them with their own lightweight V-6 engine.
Lancia’s Flaminia line was called ‘the Italian Mercedes’ for its superior build quality, refinement, and handling when compared to Ferrari and Maserati. As was their practice, Lancia supplied coachbuilder’s platforms to Pinin Farina, Zagato, and Carrozzeria Touring, who built the rakish two-seater GT and GT Convertible with their patented Superleggera aluminium body construction.
THIS LANCIA FLAMINIA
This is one of the 180 Lancia Flaminia convertibles with the 2.8 litre engine; so any surviving examples are rare and sought after. The fine example offered here is equipped with the desirable 3C carburetor set-up, consisting of a trio of dual-throat Weber carburetors.
Chassis number 1018 is a 1963 production number but was first registered in 1965 according to its paperwork. This car was delivered new in Italy and still has an Italian Libretto on record. This fine Touring-designed and built Cabriolet has received much work over the years, including a recent soft top replacement and still presents superb.
After a long stay in Italy the car arrived in Belgium around 2015 with 6.800km's indicated on the odo. Since then the car was used as intended; for beautiful summer evenings and high quality classic events and trips.
The car presented here is finished in Argento Auteuil Metallic over black leather and is equipped with a period Blaupunkt AM/FM stereo.The classic silver-painted dashboard is adorned by jewel-like Jaeger instruments and a lovely wood-rimmed steering wheel. The exterior paint is nice and evenly applied, and the light silver metallic suits the elegant Cabriolet body very well. By no means a concours car, this lovely example is appearing to be a very straight and honest example in a good state of finish. Engine compression is very good with around 10.8 bar on all cilinders; it also drives extremely well.
This would be an excellent choice for someone looking to enjoy the thrills of open-top motoring in quintessential Italian style. The car currently has Belgian registration.
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