Following Lancia’s reorganisation in 1955, the Flaminia line was introduced as the successor to the legendary Aurelia. It entered production in 1957 and not only employed an updated version of the DeVirgilio V-6 and rear-mounted transaxle but also adopted an unequal-length double-wishbone front suspension to replace the sliding pillar front suspension Lancia had used since the 1922 Lambda. These modifications endowed the Flaminia with refinement and poise and served as the basis for a broad model range. In addition to the factory-built berlina, Flaminias also were available as a coupé from Pinin Farina, as the GT and GT Convertible from Touring, and in the form of a more sporting variant from Zagato.
The alloy-bodied Flaminia Sport debuted at the 1958 Turin Auto Show in 2.5-litre, 119-brake horsepower form, and it was one of Zagato’s most successful designs of the era, as it featured the carrozzeria’s classic rakish lines and double-bubble roof. In 1961, the 2.5-litre engine was updated with three Weber double-downdraft carburettors, increasing brake horsepower to 140.
This 1963 Lancia Flaminia Sport 3C Zagato is an original Belgian car, matching numbers. Registered for the first time in 11/01/1963 and still has a Belgian registration. Etn. Mannès, the first official Lancia importer in Belgium, imported the car for Mr. De Crop who was the first owner of the Lancia Flaminia Sport 3C Zagato. Later the car was bought by Mr. Van Auwegem who was a Lancia dealer in Ghent, Belgium. This car is one of 6 that was new delivered in Belgium and only 174 examples were built. The car is in its original colour combination and comes with the original jack. 2458 cc engine with 3 carburettors. Just last year the bodywork was stripped and repainted internally and externally. The interior was restored with new carpets and new headlining and the leather seats were also renewed. The mechanics have also been completely restored. After the restoration the car has been preserved well and only been driven a couple of times. Photo documentation of the full restoration is available. The car is in great running condition and ready to drive.
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Classic Car Service has grown in size and stature to establish itself as Belgium leading classic car specialist. Our aim is to provide the finest quality coachwork restoration facility available in the country.
Five craftsmen with highly specialised knowledge provide virtually every skill required for the restorations of classic cars. Customers are encouraged to inspect the progress of their project, and a walk around our 3000 square meter workshop area will reveal different kinds of prestige cars, such as: Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar, Facel Vega, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo, at different stages of refurbishment.
A full photographic record for your history file can also be provided. We are equally happy to discuss a concours ” body off ” restoration, a minute scratch, day to day running repairs or a staged restoration over a period of time to help with your budget and cash flow.
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