1961 Lancia Flaminia
Alloy bodied Lancia with the iconic Zagato design with the ‘Double Bubble’The most collectible and sportiest of all the Lancia Flaminia Zagato’sDocumented ownership history from new, residing in Italy until 2017Concours-quality restoration by Carrozzeria Quality Cars and G.P.S Classic
Lancia and Zagato:
The relationship between the Turin-based automotive manufacturer Lancia, and the Milanese coachwork house of Zagato, is one of the most successful and admired in the classic car world. As a result of this relationship, Lancia was well-known for producing some of the most beautiful, elegant and technologically advanced cars in the world.
The Lancia Flaminia was named after the Via Flaminia, the road leading from Rome to Rimini, which respected the established Lancia tradition of naming individual models after Roman roads.
The Lancia Flaminia began production in 1957 and replaced the Aurelia as the flagship model. It was available throughout its lifetime as a saloon, coupe and cabriolet with the most sought-after example being the Sport which was a two-seater built on a short wheelbase chassis. These highly-desirable Flaminia Sports were bodied beautifully in aluminum by Zagato, incorporating the iconic ‘double-bubble- roof with rounded and improved aerodynamics.
For power, Lancia used its beautifully smooth, Francesco De Virgilio-designed, V6 with an increased bore and decreased stroke. The engine was longitudinally mounted and drives the rear wheels via a four-speed, rear-mounted, transaxle.
This Lancia Flaminia Sport Zagato:
The elegant Lancia Flaminia Sport Zagato we are offering here completed assembly at the Lancia factory on 18th May 1961 and was originally finished in Argento Anteuil with Pelle Chiara interior, as confirmed on the Lancia Classiche Certificato di Origine which accompanies this car.
Later in 1961 it was registered to its first owner, Giorgio Lapi, based in Firenze, and was issued with license ‘FI 162597’. The car passed through several further Italian owners, before being purchased by Paolo Scopino in September 1972, who maintained ownership for 31 years until 2013.
At this point the car was sold to Romano Marchioni, a classic car dealer in Italy, before being sold again, and at which point the concourse restoration was started, from which it is freshly offered today.
This stunning restoration has been extensively photographed at every stage, with both Carrozzeria Quality Cars of Padova, and GPS Classic leaving no component untouched. Quality Cars stripped the car and dealt with the bodywork and interior, which GPS Classic undertaking the restoration and rebuild of the mechanical components, including the engine and transaxle. Both companies are well-known and world-leading experts in their respective fields. The result of this restoration is absolutely stunning in every detail, and the best we have seen. Just as when it was new, today the Lancia Flaminia Sport Zagato remains the most desirable of all the Flaminias.
The all-aluminium body designed by Zagato is simply magnificent, and the iconic double bubble roof on the shortened chassis make this Lancia a true styling icon. To add to the design of the car is the concours-quality restoration making this Zagato bodied Lancia rise far above the rest.
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