Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Saturday 10 April 2010
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: 824.00-1532
The Lancia Flaminia was, during the 1960s, the firm’s top of the range Grand Touring model, representing a worthy successor to the Aurelia which it had replaced and indeed from which it had inherited many design features.
A variety of coachbuilt bodies were available on the Flaminia chassis but easily the most desirable are those by Zagato, of which this is a beautiful example. Despite a UK price tag of £3,850 (twice that of an E-Type and enough at the time to buy a detached house) the sleek and elegantly sporting Zagato Supersport wooed the motoring public when unveiled. A number of famous luminaries of the day owned examples, including Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni, whose Zagato featured with him in the classic film ‘La Dolce Vita’. Other owners included Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot, whi