- Year Built: 1960
- Trans: Choose an item
- Fuel Type: Gas
One of the rearest and probably the most desirable Lancias of all times. Thanks to their pedigreed racing histories and innovative and unconventional technical features, few cars captivate the motoring world as Lancias do. Zagato coachbuilders are responsible for the dramatic and masculine styling of the Aston Martin DB4GTZ, Fiat 8V Zagato, and Maserati A6G 2000 and many other cars of the era that now command into the millions of dollars. Zagato bodies tend to be made entirely of alloy and are thus much lighter than those bodies designed by Pinninfarina and Bertone. This, together with their `swoopy` aerodynamic traits, made Zagato bodies an obvious choice for competition use. Indeed, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Fiat, Lancia, and Maserati all commissioned Zagato to build bodies for their racecars of the era. Because of their alloy construction, Zagato bodies were expensive, and were therefore rare, even when new. Lancias also tended to be quite rare because of the high prices that their advanced technology commanded. Thus, a Lancia with a body by Zagato is an extremely rare find, and today, they have finally become the sought after and valuable cars they deserve to be. This particular unit is a matching numbers unit, found in a very unmolested way and is undergoing a nut and bolt restoration.
Horsepower: 140 bhp DIN, SAE @5600 rpm
Torque: 203 lb @ 3600 rpm
Transmission: 4-Speed gearbox
Front- Independent with unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers, stabilizer bar.
Rear- Solid axle de Dion with semi-elliptic leaf springs, Panhard rod, stabilizer bar.
Front- Dunlop discs
Rear- Dunlop discs
Top Speed: 200 km/h
History: The Flaminia 4 door prototype was first seen at the Turin Motor Show in 1956. This prototype was bodied by Pininfarina and was very similar in styling to 4 earlier special bodied prototypes collectively known as the Florida. Underneath the modern exterior there were radical changes. As the existing Aurelia V6 engine had reached the limits of its development, a completely new V6 engine had been developed which allowed for better cooling, more power and capacity growth. More significantly, for the fist time since 1923, Lancia abandoned its sliding pillar front suspension in favor of a more modern wishbone and coil spring set-up. Disc brakes were offered as an option but soon became standard. While Pininfarina built the vast majority of Flaminia’s including 5236 coupe versions, chassis were also supplied to Touring for their GT version built in both convertible and coupe forms (949 built), and to Zagato who built the Sport.
Production: Production: The Zagato bodied Flaminia’s were produced in 3 distinct series. The first series produced from 1958-59 featured a single carburetor, a 2.5 liter engine, covered headlights and rounded tail: 99 examples were built. The third series produced from 1964-1967 featured a 2.8 liter engine and 3 carburetors but reverted back to covered headlights albeit in a more upright, less rounded fender/headlight arrangement and a squared-off Kamm tail; 189 of these were built.
The Flaminia Zagato we are offering is the so called second series, produced from 1959-1964 featured open headlights but retained the rounded tail of the series I. 145 examples were ever built with varying engine sizes (2.5 to 2.8 liter) and either one or three carburetors. This unit is equipped with the 2.8 litters 3 carburetors engine.
This specific unit was born in blue color. It got sold in California when new, back in 1960, where it spent its entire life until it was purchased,back in 1990, by a very well known European aristocrat and a classic car collector. The car was then fully rebuilt in the 2.000′s to the highest standards by the very well reputed car restorer Mr. Lorenzini. A large set of invoices are available. The car remained in the same hands until this year, when it was acquired by our company.
The vehicle comes with a second matching numbers engine and another set of leather bucket seats. It’s one of the very rear and much more valuable early Flaminia Zagato series II. Some of the differences which makes this early version more attractive are the door handles, which are the more sophisticated and classic ones, the so called push-pull system, the front fog lights are integrated in the body, creating a much more elegant look, the turn lights are integrated in the dashboard (right over the steering wheel column), as the series I, the windshields over the side windows, etc….
This car is now registered in the UK but the papers of the previous owner in the US are also available, just in case its new pride owner wish to import it back in the US.
The Flaminia Zagatos are going up in price. The last Flaminia Zagato series I auctioned at Pebble Beach last month got sold for 425.000 USD (332.000 EUR). This is the closest you can get for almost half of the price, The only difference between that car and this unit are the front headlights.
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