Lot 174 - 1963 Lancia Flavia Berlina
|Odometer reading||64,175 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,680|
Launched at the Turin Motor Show in 1960, the Lancia Flavia Berlina was a medium sized executive motor car powered by Lancia's all aluminium 1.5 litre boxer engine. The svelte coupé was developed by Pininfarina shortly afterwards built upon a shortened platform.
The hand-built cars constructed at Pininfarina's new factory were considered to be built to a much higher standard than the later massed-produced cars. 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 recent 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 Jensen's, so spares are readily available. The brake calliper bores have been honed and fitted with new seals with the brake servo also having been rebuilt in recent years. 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. Since this time the car has continued to have additional detail improvements to keep it in the fine order you see today. The dark blue coachwork is complimented by the oxblood red interior which is original and has been very well preserved. The attractive classic Italian instruments are within a wood finished binnacle.
A genuine righthand drive UK car from new, it comes with a good history file including early 1960's green log book, instruction manual, Automobile Club D'Italia production certificate and a valid MoT test certificate valid until May 2017, upon which there are no advisories noted.
This Italian masterpiece built by Pininfarina has been known to us for a number of years and we can confidently report that it is a delightful collector's piece which would be a proud addition to any collectors stable.
Previous lotLot 173 - 1962 Ford Consul Capri Convertible
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.