While some cars are built for touring, others, like this 1962 Lancia Flaminia GT 3C, are built by Touring. Like every other range-topping Lancia chassis, the Flaminia was released to wide acclaim in 1957 for its technological advances, and Italy’s finest coachbuilders quickly lined up to craft bodies for the new car. One of those companies was Carrozzeria Touring and their subsequent 2-seat GT design continues to impress with clean lines and understated trim. But the joys of a Lancia Flaminia GT go far beyond bodywork. Under the aluminum panels lies a truly revolutionary chassis and elegant cabin. The front suspension is fully independent and benefits from an anti-roll bar, and the rear suspension sports a De Dion arrangement that also allowed the transmission to be mounted in the rear of the car for better weight distribution. Disc brakes provide stopping power at all four corners and the triple-carbureted 2.5-liter V6 delivers a solid 140hp. Inside the cabin consists of two well-appointed seats, a wood-rimmed alloy steering wheel and beautiful and well-organized dashboard. In the case of this particular Flaminia, photos show all of these mechanical attributes in place and in driver/pre-restoration condition. The engine compartment is well used—though not abused—and the interior appears to be complete but with split seams on the red leather. Finally, the red paint would appear to be a color change from silver. We love Flaminias for their excellent aesthetics and their capable road manners and are increasingly aware of the rising price of coachbuilt sports cars from the 50s and 60s. If this were ours we’d enjoy it as is for a while then undertake a restoration back to our favorite—and what would appear to be original—Flaminia GT color combo of silver over red. Find the Flaminia for sale here on eBay in Denver, Colorado with the reserve not yet met at $18,100.
Touring Car – 1962 Lancia Flaminia GT 3C
July 31, 2012 by Leave a Comment