Lot 212: Lancia Flaminia GT by Touring
Although Lancia's competition programme during the early Fifties brought much fame to the company there was little fortune, and in 1955 Gianni Lancia and his mother sold out to millionaire Carlo Pesenti. A major modernisation programme was undertaken and the first model under Pesenti's ownership was the 1957 Flaminia. The Lancia Flaminia was, during the 1960s, the firm's top of the range grand touring model, representing a worthy successor to the Aurelia which it had replaced and from which it had inherited many design features. The new model featured unequal-length wishbone independent front suspension, a de Dion axle with inboard brakes at the rear, a transaxle type gearbox and a superb 2,458cc V6 engine derived from that of the Aurelia. In 1961 engine power was boosted from 102 to 110bhp and in 1962 its capacity was increased to 2.8 litres, power rising to 146bhp and maximum speed to 130mph. A three carburettor high performance option was also available. This 2.5 litre V 6 Flaminia Coupe was first registered in 1960. It was once repainted in its original blue livery and we are informed by the vendor that all services performed on the car have been undertaken by specialists. In 2004, the car received a new clutch, an oil- cooler and work to the brakes and front axle as well as new wheel bearings. Currently registered with Dutch plates, this is an excellent chance to acquire a good example of this classic Lancia.
Coys, Essen, Germany
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