Lot 23

2022   |   Geared Online Scottsdale Edition

1962 Lancia Flaminia Sport 3C

Coachwork by Zagato

Estimate

$275,000 - $350,000

Chassis

824.13.3149

Engine

823.10.1568

Car Highlights

A Sophisticated and Rarely Seen Italian Gran Turismo

Distinctive ‘Double Bubble’ Coachwork by Carrozzeria Zagato

Features Desirable 2.5-Liter, Triple-Carburetor Engine and Rear-Mounted Transaxle

Well-Maintained European Restoration in Attractive Color Scheme

Eligible for Numerous Shows and Driving Events

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David Brynan

Introduced in 1957 and named after the ancient road leading from Rome to Ariminum, the Flaminia was an evolution of the Lancia’s well-established Aurelia concept, which also made use of a smooth-running V-6 engine, De Dion rear suspension, and rear-mounted four-speed transaxle. The Flaminia’s most notable departures from its predecessor were its modern double-wishbone front suspension and four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes.

Initially offered in two Pinin Farina-designed body styles, Lancia debuted two new variations of the Flaminia in 1958: The Touring-bodied GT and the Zagato-bodied Sport. Constructed from lightweight aluminum, the original Flaminia Sport model featured stylish covered headlamps, a prominent central hood scoop, and Zagato’s signature ‘double-bubble’ roofline. Lancia and Zagato produced approximately 99 ‘pre-series’ Flaminia Sports in 1959, and the model immediately attracted interest from a distinguished clientele, including Italian film star Marcello Mastroianni.

In 1960, Zagato redesigned the Flaminia Sport with more conventional ‘open headlights’ to comply with new Italian regulations. This updated model remained in production through 1964 and benefited from mechanical improvements such as a more sporting triple-carburetor (3C) arrangement and later, an increase in displacement from 2.5 to 2.8 liters. A final variation, named the Super Sport, appeared in 1964 and remained in production through 1967. This final model could be distinguished from preceding Flaminia Sports by its unusual headlamp treatment and modern Kamm tail design. In total, it is believed that just 599 Zagato-bodied Flaminias were built in all.

The Flaminia Sport presented here, chassis 824.13.3149, is one of just 174 examples produced featuring the original 2.5-liter engine (Tipo 823.10) paired with three Weber 35DCN carburetors – a desirable feature that increased output to 140 bhp.

While the Lancia’s earliest history is unrecorded, by 1989 it was owned by Diego Saleri of Coccaglio, Italy. During his ownership, the Flaminia Sport was finished in red with black upholstery and was registered with the Automotoclub Storico Italiano (ASI). Approximately 20 years ago, the Lancia was cosmetically restored and refinished in the elegant, non-metallic dark blue livery seen today, complemented by ivory wheels and brown leather upholstery. In 2015, the Lancia was sold by its then owner, Arcadia Group SRL of Bergamo, Italy, to a prominent Maryland-based collector via German dealer Movendi. The Lancia received minor cosmetic and mechanical attention during his ownership, before its more recent sale to the consignor.

Today, this rare Flaminia Sport 3C presents in attractive, driver-quality condition, and would be an ideal choice for local shows and organized sports car rallies. Lancias are widely renowned for their sophisticated, over-engineered mechanical systems, and the Flaminia model maintained this reputation, with its jewel-like V-6 engine, rear-mounted transaxle, and superb road manners. These qualities, combined with lightweight aluminum bodywork by the legendary coachbuilder Zagato, make the Flaminia Sport one of the most enjoyable cars of the early 1960s, and they are often referred to as the “thinking man’s Italian GT.” Here is a rare opportunity to acquire an elegant Flaminia Sport equipped with the proper tipo 823.10 engine and highly sought-after 3C arrangement.

*Please note that this vehicle is titled 1963.