Engine: 2.8L V6
Transmission: 4-speed Manual
Mileage Reads: 5,320
*Only 298 Ever Produced
*Desirable Color Combination
*Rare and Desirable Carozzeria Touring Superleggera Coachwork
From 1957 to 1970, the Lancia Flaminia, in all of its variations, was the flagship of the Lancia marque. Especially rare was the Flaminia GT coupé – bodied by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, these Superleggera aluminum bodied cars epitomized the luxury grand tourer of Italian fame.
Lancia had long been known for its technological innovations and by the time the Flaminia GT was introduced, many of these developments had been refined with previous options now as standard. The 2.5L V6 from the B24S had been updated to now produce 119bhp. The rear-mounted transaxle contained synchros on all four gears as well as inboard disc brakes – a major improvement over the previous drums. Also gone was the sliding pillar front suspension in favor of a more modern and better handling double wishbone and coil spring arrangement. All of this meant that one could now easily – and safely – attain speeds well over 100mph in pure comfort and sophistication. The GTL (seen here) was stretched slightly over the GT to allow for two rear seats. The majority of the GTL cars also featured the (again) up-rated V6 (now 2.8L) which, in 3C spec was now good for 150bhp. The GTL was otherwise unchanged from the GT Coupe.
This particular car is a true diamond in the rough. An excellent restoration candidate, she is not currently streetable but starts and runs on command. Carb swap aside, this car is startling in its originality: from the paint to the hides in the cabin, this car is a time capsule of Lancia craftsmanship and missing very few parts. The glass all around is in very good condition, and items such as the Trico glass washer bottle still dot the map on a thorough inspection. The body shows her age – but she wears it with pride. There are no visible signs of accident damage and the panels are straight with excellent fit – the doors close with factory authority. Opening the doors reveals a sea of originality and original hides, in remarkably good condition, greet you from the seats and door panels. A simple, yet beautifully ornamented dash sits intact before the driver – only the radio reports absent. The heel pads are worn and brittled with age, but waiting in the boot is an original rubber liner, still quite supple, emblazoned with the wings and crest of Touring Superleggera. While not currently a streetable car, we have tested the engine which runs on false-feed fuel to the carburetor.
Presenting an exceptional value, these cars have still not appreciated to their market worth and are relatively unknown to many collectors. Offering the best of Lancia’s period technology and canvassed in the labors of one of the world’s finest coachbuilders, the Flaminia GTL provides a unique opportunity for the Italian touring aficionado: a true investment that can be thoroughly enjoyed during its due time of appreciation. These low-production 2.8L GTL’s by Carozzeria Touring are an incredible bargain in the market today and will only go up in value!
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