1964 Lancia Flavia Coupe

Lancia is one of those manufacturers that is virtually unknown in the US market. Consumers on these shores would be surprised to find out that a manufacturer from afar is mostly comprised of a rebadged Chrysler product range. Currently, the Chrysler Sebring Convertible is doing duty in Europe under the badge of this very car, the Flavia. The original Flavia was Lancia's mid-sized offering from the early 1960s to mid 1970s and featured an aluminum, horizontally opposed four cylinder, four-wheel disc brakes and unequal length front wishbone suspension. Available in sedan, coupe and cabriolet form, Pininfarina was responsible for the styling on the car featured here for sale in New Jersey, an unrestored 1964 Flavia Coupe.

Year: 1964
Model: Flavia Coupe
Engine: 1.5 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 39,455 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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Original unrestored 1964 Lancia Flavia Pininfarina Coupe just woken up after 16-year slumber. Early 1500cc motor with (2) 2-bbl solex carbs. Always garaged, overall solid condition. I purchased the car in 1990 with 33,475 miles on the odometer – and it had not been driven for several years before I bought it. I drove it about 6,000 miles before it went into the garage (coincidentally when now 16-year-old kid was born). I have some records, but not enough to know actual mileage.
Damage to cylinder wall of one cylinder and no compression in that cylinder. Car starts easily and can be driven (once warmed up) but motor requires cylinder repair. I just drove home 10 miles from mechanic, but I wouldn’t recommend driving much farther.

Rebuilt brake booster just installed and brake line replaced, brakes work but pedal is stiff. Old booster in trunk (with lots of other stuff). Some rust behind front wheels (jack points) but underside, floors and sub-frame are solid. Leather interior, front seats worn with loose stitching. Rear seat, door panels and headliner are excellent. Dash cover and kneepad rebuilt in 1994 (foam had turned to dust). Original Nardi steering wheel in excellent condition with operable hi-beam flash in center.
Electrical mostly works, horn and low beams not currently operating, but I think everything else is ok, including engine compartment light when hood is open and engine is running. Blaupunkt radio kind of works on really strong stations. Passenger door was repainted at some point a long time ago – paint is good color match but has not aged as well as other paint. Some cracking in paint finish, plus some chips and nicks here and there. Small dent in passenger door and trunklid (see photos). Two sets of original keys, original jack and tool kit, all original books including factory parts manual, and lots of spares including taillights, trim parts, exhaust, etc. I've always loved the design of this car but it's time to move on. Modest reserve with no buy it now. Shipping or delivery responsibility of buyer. Please ask any questions, and happy bidding!

It's rare you see Lancias for sale, and even more rare a Flavia Coupe of this vintage. The styling is rather curious, as it is a blend of the Flavia sedan in the front with oddly placed tail lights in the rear. Still, the styling works in a conservative kind of way. If somehow an Alfa Romeo is just a bit too mainstream for your tastes, a Lancia coupe from this era would be a good alternate choice. Given their obscurity, the Flavia is a rather affordable classic. A concurs quality Flavia may bring $15,000 to $20,000 at the high end, so I'd suspect a well preserved original like this may bring $10,000 to $14,000.


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