Lot 270 - 1963 Lancia Flavia Coupé
|Odometer reading||64,700 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,452|
- Original right hand drive car
- Comes with early 1960s green log book
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 caliper 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 complemented 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 right hand 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 an MoT test certificate valid until October 2018 with no advisories.
This Italian masterpiece built by Pininfarina has been known to us for a number of years and the vendor confidently reports that it is a delightful collector's piece which would be a proud addition to any collectors stable.
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