Lancia Flaminia 2.8
The Lancia Flaminia was a luxury car from the Italian automaker, Lancia, manufactured from 1957 to 1970. It was the marque's top-of-the-line model at the time, and replaced the Aurelia. Available in sedan, coupé, cabrio, and a limousine variant for official service, the Flaminia (apart from the sedan) was outfitted with coachbuilt bodies from the renowned Italian coachbuilders. In 1970, the Flaminia's discontinuation left a void only filled by the Lancia Gamma six years later.
A truly exclusive model, only 12,633 units of the Flaminia were sold over its 13-year production run, and it commands rarity and collector appeal today. It is a remarkable fact that the coupé, which had a shorter production run and custom bodywork, outsold the 4-door variant.
The Flaminia is named after Via Flaminia, the ancient Roman road leading from Rome to its port city of Rimini.
The Flaminia's chassis was an evolved version of the one used in the Aurelia. Notable improvements included an independent front suspension with double wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, and an anti-roll bar. The rear suspension retained the De Dion system mounted at the rear, like in the Aurelia. The first few hundred models of the Flaminia featured drum brakes, changed out afterward for disc brakes.
The body of the Flaminia was developed by Pininfarina and previewed by the Aurelia-based Florida prototypes. The sedan, with its suicide doors, is the first-generation Florida I which debuted at the 1956 Turin Motor show. A year later, at the 1957 Salon International de l'Auto in Geneva, the second-generation Florida II (a coupé variant) was presented and ended up as Battista Pininfarina's personal vehicle. It was the final production model of the Lancia Flaminia.
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