1961 Lancia Flaminia Berlina

The Flaminia was Lancia's flagship throughout the 1960s. Designed by Pininfarina, the Berlina was built in house by Lancia, the last model to be built at the Borgo San Paolo factory. This was a sizeable sedan with presence, so much so that the President of Italy at the time, Giovanni Gronchi, ordered four stretched versions with a landaulet style roof over the rear passenger compartment. While not the Presidenziale version, this Flaminia for sale is equipped with the larger 2.8 V6 and looks rather stately in basic black.

1961 Lancia Flaminia Berlina

Center armrest, rear armrest, front center armrest, radio. Lancia Flaminia Berlina 2.8, three owners with only 86,000 original kilometers. Super clean condition! Body very solid, no rust below ground, perfect. Mechanically 100% and drives like new. Complete interior refurbishment. The original version 2.8 is very rare!

Flaminia Berlinas in good nick can bring upwards of $30,000 these days. The asking price of this car represents great value for a rare Italian classic in mint condition. The Berlinas usually don't bring the higher values that the sportier versions Zagato, Touring and Pininfarina produced, but they are just as special. This particular Berlina is one of the better ones that I've seen on offer. If I was wealthy and needed a discrete sedan in which to waft around town in, I could very well see myself in this car. Unlike a lot of Italian cars that shout about with unconventional styling and bold colors, the Flaminia has a more conservative, but equally stylish presence. But given that this is a Lancia, I'd almost surely want to skip the driver and get behind the wheel myself.

-Paul

Posted under: Lancia
Dated: Aug 13 2012

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