Lot 331 - 1963 Lancia Flavia Coupé
|Odometer reading||63,900 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £7,000|
|Result||Sold - £13,440|
Launched at the 1960 Turin Motor Show, the Lancia Flavia Berlina was a medium sized executive motor car powered by a 1.5 litre unit. Coupé and convertible versions, developed by Pininfarina and Vignalé respectively, soon followed.
We are pleased to offer this early Lancia Flavia Coupé, hand built at the Pininfarina works and considered to be a much higher standard than the later massed produced versions. Originally manufactured with the 1.5 litre engine, it was thought that this power unit was somewhat under powered so a 1.8 litre unit has been fitted. In the past three years works involved the cylinder head faces being resurfaced, re-cut valve seats and new valves and springs, resulting with the engine starting easily, performing well and displaying good oil pressure. The Dunlop braking system is the same as contemporary Jaguars and Jensens so spares are readily available. The brake caliper bores have been honed and fitted with new seals with the brake servo also having been rebuilt. The front suspension arms have been overhauled and a new clutch has also been fitted. To further aid cooling, an oil cooler was also added in 2013. Other recent items include a set of new headlamps, a new battery and new Continental CT22 tyres. The dark blue coachwork is complimented by the blood red interior that is in good order with the exception of a split passenger seat panel; an item we are advised is not too difficult to rectify. The attractive classic Italian instruments are within a wood finished binnacle. An instruction manual and a valid MoT test certificate valid until May 2015, accompanies the Flavia.
We encourage you to take some time to study this little Italian masterpiece built by Pininfarina. We are sure that you will soon become besotted with its very pretty lines, so, with a very low estimate we hope you may pick up a piece of Italian mastery that must represent very good value in today's market place.
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