Lancia Flaminia Car Guide

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Lancia Flaminia

The history of the Flaminia

The Lancia Flaminia is a car from the Italian automaker, built from 1957 to It was Lancia’s flagship model at time, replacing the Aurelia. It was throughout its lifetime as saloon, and cabriolet.

The Flaminia coupé and were coachbuilt cars bodies from several Italian coachbuilders. Four stretched limousine Flaminias produced by Pininfarina for use on state

There were 12,633 sold over 13 years. in the automotive world, coupés the four door saloon, the higher prices of their bodies.

The Flaminia was named the Via Flaminia, the road leading Rome to Ariminum (Rimini). respected the established Lancia of naming individual models Roman roads.

The Flaminia’s chassis was a development of the but was significantly upgraded. The front was changed to an independent set-up. upgraded configuration incorporated wishbones, coil springs, shock absorbers, and an anti-roll The rear suspension retained the De setup, with a transaxle at the rear as in the Aurelia.

Initially, the came with drum discs were substituted the first 500 or so cars had been

The original two bodies of the Flaminia developed by Pininfarina and modelled his two Aurelia-based motor show named Florida. The Florida I, at the 1956 Turin Motor was a saloon with suicide The Florida II, presented a year at the Salon International de l’Auto in was a coupé, and became Battista personal car of choice.


The production version of the Lancia appeared in 1957.

The Flaminia’s was an evolution of the world’s first V6, was introduced in the Aurelia. It had increased and decreased stroke, and a much displacement. The engines were longitudinally, powering the rear through a 4-speed rear-mounted

A version with increased was introduced in 1962.

The saloon of the car was generally designated by the Italian for this body style, Designed by Pininfarina based on the I prototype, this was the only to be built by Lancia themselves, as as becoming the only body to through the entire production There were 3,344 built with the 2.5 L engine bhp specification), and additional 599 with the 2.8 L bhp).

They were assembled at old facility at Borgo San Paolo as the model to be built there.

The was also penned by Pininfarina, and by the coachbuilder. It was very similar to the II prototype with a 2+2 layout. all other 2-door versions, the had a shortened wheelbase relative to the The front end of the Coupé does not from the Berlina majorly, but the frames are completely round, they point slightly in the saloon.

5,236 Coupés with the 2.5, 1,085 the 2.8) were built 1967.

Carrozzeria Touring and built these aluminum two-door versions, which can be distinguished by their four headlights (rather than two on Flaminias), and a shorter cabin the wheelbase was decreased significantly for the GT and allowing for only two seats to be The GT was a coupé, while the Convertibile was a cabriolet version (with hardtop). The GTL, introduced in was a 2+2 version of the GT with a slightly wheelbase.

The Convertibile was in production until with 847 made in total with the 2.8), while the GT and GTL until 1965, with GTs and 300 GTLs made (out of 168 GTs and only 3 GTLs with the

Lancia Flaminia Sport Sport was built by Zagato, and was a two-seater. It used the same wheelbase chassis as the GT, and had a very rounded aluminium body pop-out handles. The Super replaced the Sport in 1964, the introduction of the 2.8 L 152 bhp (113 kW) engine.

The first Sports had flush headlights, later changed to classic round ones. The Sport also saw some — the rear was updated to a while the front was made aerodynamic with distinctive headlight casings. Until 593 Sports and Super Sports built (99 Preseries, 344 Sports, 150

When in 1960 Queen II announced her visit to Italy, Gronchi commissioned Pininfarina to four stretched Lancia limousines to appropriately service the (and also renew the presidential fleet). The cars built in a record time of 6 to a detailed specification, with the of General Motors with to various electric extras. were seven-seater landaulets, dark blue, with Connolly Leather upholstery, radio and Pirelli tyres.

This model was officially 335 (due to its 335 cm wheelbase), and was also to as Presidenziale or Quirinale (after Palace, the residence of the President of the Republic). Individual cars called Belsito, Belmonte, and Belfiore. President Ciampi one of them to the Museo dell’automobile in and kept the other three in use.

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