Pick of the Day: 1962 Lancia Flaminia GT, an Italian masterpiece

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Lancia, the Italian car manufacturer founded by Vincenzo Lancia in 1906, is known for producing some of the most stylish and well-engineered vehicles, including the Pick of the Day, a 1962 Lancia Flaminia GT coupe.

This Flaminia is a “highly desirable 2.5 model with option triple Weber carburetors and gorgeous coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, distinguished by its quad headlamps and crisp, elegant lines,” says the Saint Louis, Missouri, dealer advertising the luxury car on ClassicCars.com.

“In practice, Lancia combined the best of both worlds – building automobiles that combined sophisticated engineering and brisk performance wrapped in gorgeous, unmistakably Italian bodywork,” the dealer continues.

“Aside from their quality, Lancia has always been known as a great innovator, responsible for many important firsts such as independent front suspension, the now ubiquitous V6 engine, and the first production car designed to use radial tires; the latter two debuting with the brilliant Aurelia.”

The Flaminia replaced Lancia’s Aurelia models in 1957 but carried forward Aurelia’s performance and stylish reputation with its “four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes mounting inboard at the rear, rear-mounted transaxle, and that gorgeous all-alloy V6 up front,” the dealer adds.  

This apparently well-kept 1962 Lancia Flaminia example is finished in white with a contrasting gray roof and features chrome bumpers, alloy body moldings, and unique triangle-shaped taillights.

“Paint condition is very good, with straight panels and excellent gaps all around; a clear sign that this Superleggera Touring-bodied car has been well cared for during its life,” the dealer notes.

“Opening the door reveals a recently restored interior in fine condition. The tan hides on the seats and door panels provide a subtle contrast to the white body color, adding a rich and inviting appeal.”

The interior also houses a gray dash with the original Jaeger dials and switchgear, a three-spoke wooden steering wheel and factory-correct light gray rubber mats.

Under the hood is the original 2.5-liter V6, which the dealer notes “runs beautifully, producing a healthy 150 horsepower.”

The engine is paired with a 4-speed manual transaxle with overdrive.

1962 Lancia Flaminia

“This rare and elegant Flaminia Touring Superleggera delivers not only a wonderful driving experience, but it also offers the opportunity for enjoyment on any number of exclusive tours and events,” the dealer says.

Included in the sale is a set of original Lancia-branded tools and a binder full of paperwork documenting the car’s history and extensive restoration work.

The vehicle is being offered for $134,500.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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