Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Saturday 10 April 2010
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: 824.00-1429
Although Lancia’s competition programme during the early Fifties brought much fame to the company there was little fortune, and in 1955 Gianni Lancia and his mother sold out to millionaire Carlo Pesenti. A major modernisation programme was undertaken and the first model under Pesenti’s ownership was the 1957 Flaminia. 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 from which it had inherited many design features.
The new model featured unequal-length wishbone independent front suspension, a de Dion axle with inboard brakes at the rear, a transaxle type gearbox and a superb 2,458cc V6 engine derived from that of the Aurelia. In 1961 engine power was boosted from 102 to 110bhp and in