In the years following World War II, many cars coming out of Italy were rather diminutive in size and engine capacity, a reflection of the economy in the midst of industrial reorganization. Over at Lancia, however, the Flaminia was unleashed on the public in 1957. This large car wasn't as dramatically styled as some of its contemporaries, but it was handsome in a way only the Italians could do it. Three different coupes were produced, styled by Zagato, Touring and, as we see here, Pininfarina. The Pininfarina coupe was the most sedate looking, appearing very much a two-door version of the Berlina, or four-door variant. With an advanced V6 engine and double wishbone front suspension, however, this car was anything but sedate.
This Flaminia Coupe for sale in the Netherlands needs some TLC, but it is basically all there, which is important with a rare piece like this.
Lancia Flaminia 3C 2.8 Coupe for restoration. Solid basis. Paint needs work, not rusted. Original leather, starts, runs and moves. Rare 3C!
Unlike a lot of the cars we feature on CICFS, this one isn't finished. But these Flaminia Pininfarina Coupes are rare, especially ones with the larger 2.8 liter V6 engine, of which only a little over 1,000 were built. A concours example will run you somewhere between $60,000 and $70,000 on average. That leaves plenty of room for restoration costs. The paintwork and chrome certainly looks presentable, and with an interior retrim, this would be a cool classic you wouldn't be afraid to use.