2022 | Pebble Beach Auctions
1960 Lancia Flaminia Sport
Coachwork by Zagato
$250,000 - $350,000| Without Reserve
Over $340,000 in Restoration Work Completed in 2022 by Noted Restorer Tim Marinos
Formerly Owned by Renowned Zagato Collector and Virgin Records Co- Founder Simon Draper
Equipped with Amadori-Style Wheels and Finished in Handsome Color Scheme
Accompanied by over 120 Pages of Records Dating Back to 1971
A Gorgeous and Well-Documented Example of One of Lancia’s Great Grand Tourers
2,458 CC OHV 60° V-6 Engine
Three Weber 35 DCNL Carburetors
120 BHP at 5,100 RPM
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Dunlop Disc Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Wishbones, Coil Springs, and Telescopic Dampers
Rear De Dion Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs, Panhard Rod, and Telescopic Dampers
Aldo Barbieri, Peckham, UK (acquired in 1971)
Frederick Clarke, London, UK (acquired by 1972)
Denis Murphy, Sussex, UK (acquired by 1973)
Ernest Gibbs, Eastleigh, UK (acquired by 1982)
Simon Draper, London, UK (acquired by 1992)
Dominic Manser, Surrey, UK (acquired by 2006)
Private Collector, New York, New York (acquired in 2013)
Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2016)
This gorgeous 1960 Lancia Flaminia Sport was built on September 21, 1960, finished in Grigio (Gray) with a red leather interior. By 1971, the Lancia had made its way to the UK, as evidenced by a period British registration document on file. By 1991, it was owned by noted Aston Martin collector and Virgin Records co-founder Simon Draper. Mr. Draper then had the specialists at Connaught Design of Middlesex, UK, carry out various repairs and upgrades to bring the car up to his high standards. In his ownership, the Lancia was parked alongside some of the finest cars in the world – including an Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. From 1992 to 2011, the car was attended to by Lancia specialist Peter Harding for additional mechanical work and further refinement, and the Flaminia was featured in Palawan Press’ impressive Aston Martin DB4 Zagato book.
In 2013, the Lancia was imported to the US by a noted artist, photographer, and car collector in New York City. He enjoyed the car for three years before selling it to the consignor, a meticulous collector of Zagato-bodied sports cars. In the consignor’s ownership, the Lancia has been enjoyed on weekend drives through the backroads of the Northeast, and some interior restoration work was carried out by expert craftsman Justin Merkhofer of EuroInteriors in Bedford Hills, New York.
In 2019, the consignor chose to commission a high-quality refurbishment performed by top specialists. The Lancia was sent to restorer Tim Marinos of Vintage Autocraft in Pennsylvania, who does restoration work for some of the most respected collections in the US, and whose restorations have been invited to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. Marinos and his team stripped the car to bare metal and the work included a complete repaint, the replacement of various items in the engine compartment, new carpet, and a brand-new wiring harness. The engine was also rebuilt by the highly regarded specialists at R&R Automotive Restorations and the overall refurbishment exceeded $340,000. Records on file document this process, and today the car presents beautifully.
The Lancia is accompanied by over 120 pages of ownership records dating to back 1971, period advertisements, and its unrestored bumpers. It is also equipped with the attractive and rarely seen Amadori-style cast alloy wheels and features many rare details, including the rare original taillights, seldom seen on even the finest restored examples.
Its fresh refurbishment and engine rebuild by top experts, wealth of documentation, known history, and long-term ownership by renowned collector Simon Draper make this Flaminia Sport a fantastic example that would be perfect for longdistance touring, concours, or elegant weekend drives through the countryside.