Lot 190 - 1968 Lancia Flaminia 3B (2.8 Litre)
|Odometer reading||92,446 km|
|Result||Sold - £18,480|
- Restored in early 2000’s
- Recent brake overhaul
- New exhaust from Italy
The Flaminia Coupé was introduced at the Turin Motor show in 1958, nearly two years after the saloon. The styling was based on the Aurelia Florida designed by Battista Pininfarina and considered by many to be his most influential design, it was also his personal favourite and he drove one for the rest of his life. Flaminia initially had a single 'carburetted' much modified version of the Aurelia all alloy V6, with drum brakes but disc brakes replaced the drums early on. Triple carburettors replaced the single in 1962 and the Flaminia became the Flaminia 3B, the power went from 119 to 130bhp, in 1963 the engine was enlarged to 2.8 and the power was raised to 136bhp. The suspension consists of unequal length double wishbones with coil springs at the front and a De Dion axle at the rear, based on the all-conquering D50, this combined with 50/50 weight distribution due to having the engine at the front, gearbox and differential (transaxle) at the rear, made for excellent handling with light and direct steering.
This very good, left hand drive, Lancia Flaminia 3B with the V6, 2.8 Litre engine is believed to have been delivered to the Dominican Republic in 1968, then being registered in Belgium in the early 1970’s. Purchased and imported to the UK in 2005 as an incomplete restoration project it had all the bodywork properly repaired and repainted. It was given to a Rolls-Royce marque specialist to complete. The owner of the specialists purchased the car in 2012 and while in his ownership he has had it fully maintained; including overhauling the Dunlop brakes, strip-down and restored the carburettors and getting a new complete exhaust system sent over from Italy. Also supplied with the car is a new windscreen. Finished in silver with original maroon leather interior this Flaminia 3B is supplied with a V5 registration document, the original French handbook and a file containing invoices, old MoT test certificates and the import documents since 2005. This very good and reliable example certainly represents good value for money against the Touring and Zagato bodied cars which these are sure to follow.
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