1967 Lancia Flaminia Zagato Super Sport
s/n 826232002116, Engine No. 828200*2121*
Dark Blue with Tan Leather
Thanks to their pedigreed racing histories and innovative and unconventional technical features, few cars captivate the motoring world as Lancias do. Zagato coachbuilders are responsible for the dramatic and masculine styling of the Aston Martin DB4GTZ, Fiat 8V Zagato, and Maserati A6G 2000 and many other cars of the era that now command into the millions of dollars. Zagato bodies tend to be made entirely of alloy and are thus much lighter than those bodies designed by Pinnin Farina and Bertone. This, together with their “swoopy” aerodynamic traits, made Zagato bodies an obvious choice for competition use. Indeed, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Fiat, Lancia, and Maserati all commissioned Zagato to build bodies for their racecars of the era. Because of their alloy construction, Zagato bodies were expensive, and were therefore rare, even when new. Lancias also tended to be quite rare because of the high prices that their advanced technology commanded. Thus, a Lancia with a `double bubble` body by Zagato is an extremely rare find, and today, they have finally become the sought after and valuable cars they deserve to be.
At the time, the Flaminia was the flagship of the Lancia line, and incorporated numerous sophisticated features, including an aluminum V6 and transaxle with inboard disc brakes for excellent weight distribution and low unsprung weight. While the sedan and PF coupes were more lushly furnished, the Zagato was the most sporting version of Lancia’s top-of-the-line model. This particular Flaminia Super Sport bodied by Zagato was built in 1967, is the most advanced of the Flaminia line, and was fitted at the factory with the desirable triple carburetor set up known as “3C”, and the updated 2.8 liter engine, enlarged from the 2.5 liter cars built during the first and second series of production. In total, less that 600 Zagato bodied Flaminias were built during the three production series.
This particular example appears to have been originally delivered to a Barbara Weiner in Italy, as documents on file show service work performed in Firenze in July of 1968. Shortly thereafter the car appears to have been imported to the US, and was sold to the Mackaman family. By 1974, the car was owned by a Dr. Bukovnik, who retained car until 2002, with it mostly remaining in static storage. The current owner purchased the car in 2002, and shortly thereafter embarked on a full restoration with Lancia experts Giovanni (John) and Canio Tartaglia at Motorsports Garage in Boston, Massachusetts.
The restoration work was as comprehensive a job as can be imagined, and was performed in a no expense spared fashion. A detailed photoset of the restoration process reveals a rotisserie, bare metal up finish, complete engine and transaxle rebuilds, among many other works.
Today, the car is in superb condition, both mechanically and cosmetically. The body is exceptionally straight and solid, with any corrosion present at the time of restoration having been fully and professionally corrected. The gaps and panel match are even throughout. The paintwork is of very good quality, and has a smooth and glossy look. The brightwork has been freshly polished or re-chromed where appropriate. The window glass is in good condition, and all the lenses are present. The Lancia and Zagato emblems are all in very good order. The car sits on beautifully restored factory steel wheels with newer Michelin X series tires.
The interior is equally beautiful. The factory switchgear remains, and the factory gauges have been restored to as-new condition. Square weave carpet and correct rubber floor mats are in place. The square weave carpet material extends to the trunk area, which is also restored. New, high quality leather upholstery covers the seats, door panels, headliner, and rear package tray. The interior chrome has all been redone, and the kick panels are polished to a mirror finish.
The engine bay is detailed to show-ready condition with correct finishes and details in place, right down to the fuse box covers, knurled air cleaner nuts, and Magneti Marelli coil. Similarly, the undercarriage is detailed to show standards, and displays the high quality of work performed during the exhaustive restoration process.
Included with the sale is a digital restoration file with many in process photos, photos of the car in storage in Ohio (1974-2002), and informational instruction books specific to the Flaminia series, copies of previous ownership and transfer documentation going back as far as 1968, as well as the matching spare tire, as well as the factory tools and jack, which are both restored.
This is at outstanding opportunity to acquire a fully restored, late production Flaminia Zagato in a finished and sorted form. The visual presentation is fresh, with very correct detailing, and the car runs and drives as Lancia intended- a smooth, high quality, well balanced feel- typical of their engineering masterpieces.
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