Subaru may have popularized the idea of a front engined, front-wheel drive sedan with a horizontally opposed four cylinder engine, but it surely wasn't the first vehicle to feature such a layout. Once again, that technical tour de force that is Lancia strikes again. Introduced in 1961 with a 1.5 liter engine and four-wheel disc brakes, the Flavia was a very advanced vehicle for the time. This example for sale is advertised on eBay Germany but is located in Culver City, California. It is an original example and represents the final year for the Flavia with a larger, 1.8 liter engine with Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection.
1969 Lancia Flavia 1.8 Iniezione. Light gray (original paint), original burgundy interior. Vehicle is totally unrestored. Engine is running. Vehicle with euros KM speedometer etc. Last inspection in 1993 and since then parked in a warehouse in the desert. California black license plates that have always been on the car. Mechanical fuel injection. Price includes shipping and tax levies released Rotterdam.
At about $7,800 USD, this is a very neat alternative for Italian car enthusiasts to the contemporary Alfa Romeo Giulia. These Lancias were rather expensive in their day and known for their attention to detail and over engineering. Hopefully someone stateside can snatch this up before embarking on a boat back to the home continent.