Lot 216: Lancia Flaminia Zagato Super Sport
Thanks to their pedigreed racing histories and innovative and unconventional technical features, few cars captivate the motoring world as Lancias do. Zagato coachbuilders were in turn responsible for the dramatic and masculine styling of the Aston Martin DB4GTZ, Fiat 8V Zagato, and Maserati A6G 2000 and many other cars of the era that now command millions of dollars. Zagato bodies tend to be made entirely of alloy and are thus much lighter than those bodies designed by Pinnin Farina and Bertone. This, together with their `swoopy` aerodynamic traits, made Zagato bodies an obvious choice for competition use. Because of their alloy construction, Zagato bodies were expensive, and were therefore rare, even when new. Lancias also tended to be quite rare because of the high prices that their advanced technology commanded. Thus, a Lancia with a `double bubble` body by Zagato is an extremely rare find, and today have finally become the sought after and valuable cars they deserve to be. At the time the Flaminia was the flagship of the Lancia line, and incorporated numerous sophisticated features, including an aluminum V6 and transaxle with inboard brakes for excellent weight distribution and low unsprung weight. While the sedan and PF coupes were more lushly furnished, the Zagato was the most sporting version of Lancia`s top-of-the-line model. This particular Flaminia Super Sport was built in 1965, and is the most advanced of the Flaminia line, fitted at the factory with the desirable triple carburetor set up known as`3C`, and the updated 2.8 litre engine, enlarged from the 2.5 litre cars built during the first series of production. In total, less that 600 Zagato-bodied Flaminia's were built during the three production series. This matching numbers example is finished in Bianco Saratoga with a very original Rosso leather interior. You see here a highly original car which has undergone light restoration to the bodywork in recent years, whilst still maintaining a rich patina. The car is described as being in excellent condition all round and is supplied with Italian title papers. This is a wonderful example of a truly stunning work of art, and as such is a worthy addition to any serious collection.
Coys, Essen, Germany
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