Darling of the Victorian Age and ferocious wit Oscar Wilde once wrote “suffering is one very long moment.” And he never even owned a Lancia, let alone a project like this 1961 Flaminia Coupe. Had he, he probably would have been concerned about the corrosion showing at the corners of the front fenders and elsewhere, the disassembled trim and interior, and the probability of missing parts. If he was like us, however, he’d then remember it’s a Lancia and cast aside anything resembling reason. They are, after all, shockingly brilliant cars to drive. Flaminias are beautiful when restored and offer performance and visceral joys in disproportionately larger quantities than their size or style suggests. If we were in the market for a Flaminia or owned a restoration shop we’d take a long hard look at this car’s included components as replacements are expensive and often difficult to locate. We’d also inspect the extent of this car’s corrosion as these repairs on a Lancia can quickly decimate on otherwise healthy budget. While it’s well beyond our skills and budget, we’d love to see this fine Italian returned to the road. Find it for sale here on eBay in Gaylordsville, Connecticut.
Reservations, But No Reserve – 1961 Lancia Flaminia
May 28, 2012 by 2 Comments