Lot 267 - 1961 Lancia Flaminia by Touring of Milan
|Odometer reading||99,500 km|
|Estimate||£42,000 - £55,000|
|Result||Sold - £50,400|
Introduced in 1957, the Flaminia was Lancia's flagship model at that time, replacing the Aurelia. It was available throughout its lifetime as saloon, coupé and cabriolet. The Flaminia coupé and convertible were coachbuilt cars with bodies from several prestigious Italian coachbuilders. The aluminium bodied cabriolet and coupés from Touring of Milan were considerably more expensive than the Berlina models but the designs epitomised the style and design flair of the finest motoring designers of their time. A total of 1,550 2.5 Litre GT Coupés were built by Carozzeria Touring between 1957-62, making them somewhat exclusive in their day. With double wishbones, coil springs and shock absorbers featuring on the new model, the cars performance was nimble and the ride comfort was superior to much of the competition. The Flaminia was named after the "Via Flaminia", a road leading from Rome to Ariminum (Rimini). This respected the established Lancia tradition of naming individual models after Roman roads.
This GT Touring Superleggera was completed on 20th February 1961 and is finished in gunmetal grey with burgundy leather upholstery. It was the subject of light restoration in Italy approximately eight years ago after which it was stored as part of a prestigious collection in Italy before being imported to the UK in more recent years to be part of a design inspired exhibit within a Museum in London. The car was re-commissioned for road use in 2015 and was issued with an MoT test certificate, which remains valid. Presented as a little used, complete, running and driving vehicle, fluids and consumables should be checked and refreshed as appropriate for any routine usage. This car comes from a private UK collection and provides a rare opportunity at auction to acquire one of Carrozzeria Touring's most elegant masterpieces.