Lancia Flavia Sport 1500
The Lancia Flavia was first produced in 1961, designed by Professor Fessia, with a 1.5L aluminum boxer engine. Two years later, there was an addition of a two-door coupé courtesy of Pininfarina that was built on a shortened platform. Additionally, Vignale created a two-door convertible and Zagato designed a light-weight two-door sport version, the Lancia Flavia Sport 1500, equipped with twin carburetors to offer up just over 100hp.
Subsequently, the engine was revised and increased to 1.8L with a mechanical injection using the Kugelfischer system, and a five-speed manual gearbox. When Fiat obtained Lancia in the late sixties, the Vignale and Zagato versions were cancelled and the remaining coupé and saloon models were issued new bodywork and a 2.0L engine. This new version was produced until 1971 or 1972, when it was revised and renamed the Lancia 2000.
The 2000 had Girlingdisk brakes, stainless steel bumpers, and for the fuel-injected models, Bosch D-jetronic Analog-electrovalve fuel injection. Though they were manufactured until 1973 or 1974, new models stayed in stock until 1975. Besides the coupé and saloon bodies, no other versions were produced.
Build and ride quality of the Flavia were both outstanding, and its durability was remarkable for its comparatively small performance capability. Maintenance is easy, although expensive due to the rarity of parts.
- 1961-1966 1.5 L (1488 cc) Lancia H4
- 1963-1966 1.8 L (1800 cc) Lancia H4
- 1967-1974 2.0 L (1991 cc) Lancia H4
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