1960 Lancia Flaminia GT Convertible by Touring
Sold For $86,800Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
RM | Sotheby's - MONTEREY 15 - 17 AUGUST 2019 - Offered on Friday
- Elegant cabriolet coachwork by Touring
- Sophisticated 2.5-liter V-6 engine
- One of 421 examples originally built
- Fine example of Italian design and engineering
The Lancia Flaminia, named after the Via Flaminia, the road leading from Rome to Rimini, was Lancia’s flagship at that time, replacing the Aurelia. Throughout its production, the Flaminia saw various versions as well as body styles from sedans to coupes and cabriolets. The Flaminia coupe and cabriolet were coachbuilt with bodies from several prestigious Italian coachbuilders, including Carrozzeria Touring.
Touring designed and built the aluminum-bodied two-door versions of the Flaminia, which can be distinguished by their four round headlights (rather than the two found on Pinin Farina–bodied examples) and a shorter cabin. The wheelbase was shortened significantly for the coupe and convertible, allowing for just two seats to be fitted in true GT fashion. In total, only 421 Flaminia Touring convertibles were built.
This rare Lancia Flaminia convertible features Solex twin-choke carburation that feeds its 2.5-liter, 119 bhp V-6 engine. The car was also fitted with four-wheel disc brakes from the factory. Most recently, this elegant Lancia was repainted an attractive shade of grigio, while the seats were refinished and the interior was re-carpeted. The stylish silver-painted dashboard is accented with handsome instruments as well as a sporty wood-rimmed steering wheel. The exterior brightwork was also recently refinished and re-chromed as needed, including the bumpers. Furthermore, the Flaminia has been nicely detailed along with the engine bay.
With tastefully refined styling by Carrozzeria Touring and Lancia’s sophisticated mechanical engineering, this classic convertible is a nice example of mid-century Italian design and elegance.