Monday, January 26, 2015

Lancia Flaminia Sport by Zagato (1957-64)

Debuted to the world in 1957, the Flaminia was the model to replace Lancia's flagship Aurelia. Except for the sedan, all bodystyles were custom coach built. As a result they all varied in details. It was available with coachwork by Pinin Farina, Carrozzeria Touring and Zagato. The Lancia Sport Flaminia were coupes specially bodied by Zagato. They were exquisitely designed, expensive and exclusive, and featured the firm's trademark "double-bubble" roofline and pop out door handles. A total of 526 were built in three different series. It is probably the most highly sought after variant.

First came the Lancia Flaminia 2500 Sport, built in a number of 205 between 1959 and 1961. The first 99 examples were streamlined with faired-in headlamps, and from 1960 onwards vertical lights were introduced. 

Between 1962 and 1963, the Lancia Flaminia 2500 3C (three carburetors) Sport was built in a number of 174. The Flaminia 3C Sport later became available with a 2.8L engine. The first of this series was an upgraded 2.5L Sport. Only 33 2.8L examples were built. 

In 1964, Zagato moved onwards with the Super Sport version which featured a fastback rear end with a cut off tail and recessed headlamps. (

The Flaminia Sports's engine was an evolution of the world's first V6, which was introduced in the Aurelia. From 1957 to 1964, power produced increased from 140 hp (104 kW) to 150 hp (112 kW). (wikipedia)

1957-60 models with streamlined faired-in headlamps

1960-64 models with vertical headlamps

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