1960 Lancia Flaminia

TOURING SERIES I, 1 OF 421, AMAZINGLY RESTORED AND EXTENSIVELY UPGRADED

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Grey
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Grey
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Extremely rare first series example (1 of 421 made)
- Amazingly well restored by top lancia specialists
- Upgraded / improved with a variety of newly engineered parts
- Impossible to find a better / nicer example

The Lancia Flaminia, named after the via Flaminia, the road leading from Rome to Rimini, was produced from 1957 to 1960. It was Lancia’s flagship at the time, replacing the Aurelia. Throughout its lifetime, it saw various version as sedans, coupés. The Flaminia coupé and convertible were coach-built cars with bodies from several prestigious Italian coachbuilders such as Pininfarina, Touring and Zagato.

This specific example is a first series Flaminia Touring Convertible of which only 421 were built. Initially, the Touring Convertible was not to become a Lancia but a Maserati. Maserati had the intention to market the Touring bodied convertibles but due to circumstances the plan failed. Lancia Co purchased the “empty bodies” from Touring Co. & mounted the own by Lancia Co developed V6 Light weight engine.

ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE

Once in a while we meet collectors and marque specialists that only accept TOP quality…
When we had our first meeting with the owner of this Lancia, we were truly impressed.
Passion for the marque combined with in-depth technical (Lancia) knowledge and a capability to (re)create original parts make the cars in his collection extraordinary.

Without looking at expenses, this Flaminia Touring Convertible was restored and upgraded with a variety of parts which will give the future owner immense fun and reliability, even when the car is not being driven regularly. Certain parts, like the brakes, have been replaced by stainless steel upgrades, resulting in much less or even no maintenance.

Interesting to mention is that only on the first 82 vehicles produced, a variety of Maserati parts are recognizable, like the orange colored direction lights on the left –and right hand frenders. These were only used on the 1st 82 examples built.

This Lancia has been totally restored and every single part has been taken out, inspected and, when needed, taken apart or improved, fully respecting originality.

The entire body, interior, engine, gearbox and clutch were dismantled, inspected, restored when needed and put together again. An important improvement in the transaxle is the mounting of 3 newly designed balance-discs to avoid the vibrations common in these cars.
One of the reasons that led to our statement above that it will be impossible to find another series 1 example in this condition.

The owner decided to restore the Lancia to its original colour specification of Grigio Cascine with a beige interior and period correct piping.

Body number, engine number and gearbox number are matching whilst the gearbox ratio is 13 x 48 pinion versus crown wheel. Likewise, exterior colour, interior trim and carpeting are identical to when the car left the factory in 1961.

A list of all parts checked/used/mounted/re-created and all the work done are shown here.

Diaphragm Clutch Housing
Diaphragm belonging Clutch disc
Diaphragm belonging Clutch release bearing
GEARBOX 13 X 48 Ratio
all inner bearings
all synchromesh rings
all gaskets
both outer rubber sockets/condoms
both inner rubber seal-rings = viton quality.
all simmer rings
cleaned inside & outside
new Gearbox oil inside
H4 head lamps & bulbs
front & rear bumpers in INOX-T304 stainless steel
grill in INOX-T304 stainless steel
4 original wheels: 165 mm x 400 mm powder coated in RAL colour in RAL 1013
4 inner tires
4 hub caps
4 wheel rings
city – & direction lights
battery
rubbers for the entire car
door panels
soft top
door windows (both)
door handles
door locks
door rails
air filter
H2O pump (increased)
H2O thermostat (= improved version)
Oil pump
Oil Filter
Oil Cooler
Oil Cooler tubes & improved fittings (= better flow)
Radiator
Blower onto radiator type: Revotec
Relays (all) either new or overhauled
Ignition switch
Dashboard dials
RPM & KM inner – & outer cables
Engine completely overhauled
pistons
pistons rings
pistons centre stift
bearings
camshaft
gaskets
timing chain
timing wheels
timing spring
oil pump rotor
oil pump inner rubber seal (pos.nr. 2 in parts book)
crankshaft overhauled in relation to all new bearings
6 exhaust valves
6 inlet valves
12 valves seals (suitable for lead-free petrol)
all valves springs
all valves lower rings underneath the springs
all vales shafts
INOX-T304 stainless steel exhaust system
INOX-T304 stainless steel 6-fingers exhaust manifold
A.C. Alternator 480 Watt = 40 AMP/gr @ 1800 RPM
Wires (all) acc. to our nowadays 12 Volts EU-standards
FRONT-wheel bearings
REAR-wheel bearings
TRANS-AXLE all parts; rubbers, bearings, rings, pins
TRANS-AXLE (3) INOX-T304 stainless steel balance discs
Clutch Fichtel & Sachs GmbH
Bell-House bearings (3)
Silent-block = ALL = brand-new
SUB-FRAME
Shock-Absorbers (4) Bilstein GmbH
Upper Ball-Joints in INOX-T304 stainless steel
Lower Ball-Joints in INOX-T304 stainless steel
Steering Joints
Track-Rod-Assembly
Steering house (main) & assistant steering house
Front Spiral Springs (2)
Rear Leaf Springs (2)
Brake-Servo
Disc-Brake-Callipers (8) INOX-T304 stainless steel
Disc-Brake-Pads (8)
Hand-Brake inner – & outer cable
Hand-Brake pads (4)
Brake Master Cylinder: version ATE/Bendix Germany: a HIGH quality steel (Thyssen-Krupp) modified to fit onto a Lancia Flaminia
Brake hoses (3) thee flexible version
Brake Tubes: Bronze-Copper Alloy according DIN-TUEV standard
Claxon & Compressor
C.C.T. computerized Ignition
Ignition coil
Gaskets = ALL
Heater-switch
Heater-switch inner rubber disc
Brake-Oil container
Pedal rubbers (3)
H2O hoses for this car
Hardy GmbH Germany = a 12-Volts electrical Petrol pump
Bronze-Copper Petrol-tubes from Petrol-Tank up to Carburettor incl. a return tube to avoid a potential back-fire…..
Buoy-Floater INOX-T304 stainless steel; newly manufactured & modified to fit onto this Flaminia
Touring convertible
Leather; doors, seats, panels
Fabric: high quality
Foam-sheets onto entire floor to avoid sound
sound deadening pads onto both doors & trunk floor
trunk lock
trunk lights
trunk handles
trunk opening supports
bonnet opening supports
H2O electric 12 Volts pump & Dashboard knob
H2O pump & all inner bearings & seals
Transaxle balance discs (3)
Petrol-tank cleaned
Rubber shock-stoppers (4)
12 Volts bulbs
Tail-Light units (2)
Tail-light units lenses (6)
Front-Lamps outer rings (4)
Left – & Right Fender orange direction lights (Maserati-version)
outside drivers-door mirror
window wipers
cabin mirror
steering-wheel (=3 mm thicker)
All chrome parts = re-chromed
start-motor
start-motor relay
Carburettor 1-C supplied by B.A.S.E. SrL Milano
“Super Leggera” (2) INOX-T304 stainless steel onto bonnet
Safety Belts EU approved
Seats heating (2) = a 12 Volts switch underneath seats
Exhaust support rubbers
Exhaust support springs (thick-ones & thin-ones)
Front upper & lower LEFT & RIGHT inner support axles by INOX-T304 stainless steel
Front upper & lower LEFT & RIGHT inner support bushings by PU-POM
SPARK PLUGS (6) type N.G.K.
INGNITION CABLES (7) silicon version
HARDY DISCS/Donuts (3) onto Trans-axle drive-shaft
RUBBER SOCKETS/covers (2) onto gearbox drive-shafts
AIR-Duct to improve cooling = effect is 10 degrees Cel. Lower temp in Radiator

As can be concluded from this list, this car has been very impressively restored and upgraded and is now technically in better than new condition.
Pictures of the restoration and further details of upgrades are available in the impressive file that comes with the car.

Since restoration, the Lancia was driven only 800 KM. Currently the car is registered in the Netherlands. We can assist with re-registration in another country, if required.

The current insurance valuation of the car states a value of € 235.000,-

EXTERIOR CONDITION

The exterior condition of the car is superb. The paintwork is of excellent quality and has a beautiful deep shine. The colour Grigio Cascine fits the car very well.

With excellent brightwork and improved inox parts, bumpers, badges and front grille all look absolutely stunning.

We couldn’t find any detail to complain about except for maybe 1 small item… The original front window shows a few minor scratches…..

INTERIOR CONDITION

The interior of the car is as superb as the exterior. The leather seats are in a wonderful condition, the dashboard is superbly sprayed and all meters have been completely overhauled and are in a perfect working order.

We can write a long story about the interior but it’s just superb and couldn’t be better.

An extra nice and very useful addition is a heating system in both seats. Great to have on a chilly evening..!

DRIVING EXPERIENCE

For some years now, we drive the Mille Miglia in a 1928 Lancia Lambda.
We already knew from the books that Lancia had always been synonymous with state of art technology and we were completely convinced after our 2018 and 2019 Mille Miglia experience.

Our conviction of Lancia’s technical abilities only increased when we first drove this Flaminia Touring Convertible, a car today 58 years old… The engine runs extremely soft and smooth and the handling is just excellent. The car has serious power and is certainly not slower than the later 3 carburettor-version.

We all use our classic cars for small trips but we personally find it important that a classic car can also be used on the motorway. Nobody likes to drive home on secondary roads after a day’s rallying… This Lancia is such a car. It is fast, easy to handle and feels perfectly at home in today’s traffic.

A final additional plus can be found in the glove compartment: a switch for up-to-date front and rear hazard warning lights.

CONCLUSION

The most perfect Lancia we have ever been able to offer or indeed is on offer today anywhere.

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