In the realm of memorable Lancias, the Flaminia doesn't often come to mind for most enthusiasts. Indeed, even when Top Gear did their memorable Lancia episode, the Flaminia wasn't even mentioned. That's a shame, because while the Fulvia, Stratos, 037 and later models really created the rally legend, the Flaminia was an absolutely stunning coupe that was easily as beautiful as some of its contemporary Alfa Romeos and even Ferraris. Available in Pininfarina, Zagato or Touring designs, this example of the latter represents a rare opportunity to get into a classic, early Lancia:
Model: Flaminia GTL Touring Coupe
Engine: 2.8 liter V6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: TMU mi
Price: $65,000 Buy It Now
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Selling a lovely 1963 Lancia Flaminia Touring L coupe 3C for a client.
The car is rust and alloy corrosion free, and has been a West Coast car since it was brought into the US in the early 60's. Well cared for and never seriously damaged.
What small amount of rust was removed from the inner sills professionally and fresh metal welded in correctly. The pictures tell the tale here.
The car was media stripped to bare aluminum about 5 years ago and the car was repainted, a dark metallic blue roof over a lighter metallic blue bottom. The paint work was done to a good club standard and not concours, not to say the car is not very show able but again not concours on paint. The bumpers, grille, tail light housings and other bits were very nicely re-chromed. The car has a full set of new tires from Coker Tire (all 5)
The car had a very extensive and correct valve job performed and the carbs gone through along with the entire front suspension was re bushed and re built (not a small task on a Flaminia) all this work was carried out by a very skilled technician with previous Lancia experience, who also replaced (with correct new factory parts) the exhaust system from the factory cast iron headers back.
The rubber in the front and rear windshield was replace with new correct replacements from Italy along with the seals in the doors and around the roof where the windows meet the roof.
Most recently the interior was completely gone through, with new leather seats side and door panels, and a new headliner and Wilton Wool carpets. The only part of the interior that is original is the top of the dash board. The workmanship is incredible.
The car drives very well and does not smoke, I saw the engine when the heads were off and the cylinders looked excellent. All water hoses were replaced when that work was performed as well. There is none of the drive line vibration that plagues these cars when there are issues. It is absolutely smooth and the gear box is spectacular, brakes work properly and do not pull but there is some low speed brake squeal when your barely on the brake pedal. Steering is excellent and what you would expect from a solid well maintained car. The mileage shown is 33,928 KM but I am more inclined to believe that it is 133,928 KM but can not confirm that. Probably good to mention that this car has the long nose transaxle and hence the shorter drive shaft.
If your looking for a very well sorted, great driving older exotic this could be for you. The car was built to be a driver and made a cross country trip from the West Coast to the East Coast for the East Coast Lancia Reunion after the mechanical work was performed. The car has also received trophies at several events. (not included with the car)
Please call if you have interest or questions I am more than happy to answer any and all questions. Jim 425 238 5317, please remember I am on the West Coast so reasonable hours please. Should you get the message please leave your number and I will return your call at my earliest convenience.
More than happy to help arrange shipping to anywhere in the world, if you need or want me to get shipping quotes for you, I am happy to do that. The client wants to put another car in his stable and needs the room or this car would not be for sale, it is priced very fairly and I feel the reserve is set too low, but that is his decision.
Obviously, having fairly recently undergone a major restoration, the condition of the car is pretty impeccable and for that alone it stands apart from most of the early Lancia crowd. Certainly you'll be in rarefied company if you purchase this machine, but I really think wherever you go it will be greatly appreciated. The color combination is lovely, the engine is said to run well, and the major headaches are gone from worrying about what's underneath the shine. Pricing for such a turn key car will undoubtedly be high, but this price even might be a bit optimistic; for $65,000, it's roughly $10,000 higher than what Hagerty places top value at - and the Flaminia market has been pretty flat over the past few years. For the right person, if you like the color combination especially, this might still not be a bad deal, but I'd like to see all the records and the car in person before forking over a 20% premium over the market value.