1968 Lancia Flavia  Chassis no. 815.431.16556

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1968 Lancia Flavia
Registration no. TAA 146G Chassis no. 815.431.16556

Sold for £ 6,750 (US$ 9,104) inc. premium
1968 Lancia Flavia
Registration no. TAA 146G
Chassis no. 815.431.16556
Odometer reading: 15,926
MOT: Exempt



*Previous enthusiast ownership for 33 years
*15,926 miles recorded
*Rare Right hand Drive Coupé


Launched in 1961, the Flavia Coupe maintained Lancia's enviable reputation for advanced and innovative automotive engineering. Designed by Antonio Fessia and inspired by his Cemsa prototype of 1947, the Flavia was Italy's first series-production car to employ front-wheel drive. Carried well forward of the front wheels, the engine was a 1,488cc, overhead-valve, horizontally-opposed four; suspension was independent at the front and by beam axle at the rear, and there were dual-circuit, servo-assisted disc brakes all round. In 1962 the saloon was joined by a shorter-wheelbase, Pininfarina-styled, 1.8-litre coupé, the latter providing the basis for a convertible version by Vignale.

This example is in remarkably unspoilt condition, and starts and runs with typical Italian brio. It will respond well from cosmetic improvement. The car was purchased by a very experienced collector in 2020, but pre-war motoring projects have intervened to prevent the intended restoration. The Flavia had been owned by the previous vendor, a Lancia Motor Club member, for the past 33 years having had two previous keepers. A detailed history file going back decades containing a quantity of MoT certificates dating back to 1983; a hand-written log for the period 1969 to 1984; assorted tax discs; 1984 bill of sale; and assorted invoices and correspondence. This Flavia coupé represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire an Italian thoroughbred at relatively modest cost.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 41 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 9 /25
    Body Work: 1
    Paint: 1
    Glass: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 2
    Wheels/Tyres: 2

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 8 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 2
    Axles: 2
    Suspension: 2
    Brakes: 2

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 8 /20
    Seats: 2
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 2
    Headlining: 2
    Trim: 2

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 4 /10
    Main components: 2
    Ancillary components: 2

    ENGINE TOTAL: 8 /20
    Starting: 4
    Running: 2
    Under Bonnet: 1
    Mechanical components: 1

    Car History File: 4
1968 Lancia Flavia  Chassis no. 815.431.16556
1968 Lancia Flavia  Chassis no. 815.431.16556
1968 Lancia Flavia  Chassis no. 815.431.16556
1968 Lancia Flavia  Chassis no. 815.431.16556
1968 Lancia Flavia  Chassis no. 815.431.16556
1968 Lancia Flavia  Chassis no. 815.431.16556
1968 Lancia Flavia  Chassis no. 815.431.16556
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