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1959-1962 Lancia Flaminia Coupe & Spyder


The 1959-1964 Lancia Flaminia Coupe and Spyder was introduced in 1956 as the eventual replacement for the Aurelia. The all-new Flaminia also featured a V-6 engine, though of a different type.

1958-1960 Lancia Flaminia coupe, part of the 1959-1964 Lancia Flaminia Coupe & Spyder line of collectible cars
1958-1960 Lancia Flaminia coupe.  See more pictures of 1960s cars.

It had a similar rear transaxle but a much more modern coil-spring front suspension. The "volume" model in this series was the Pinin Farina-styled four-seat notchback coupe.

There were also various special-bodied coupes and Spyder roadsters offered on a shortened version of the Flaminia sedan chassis designed by the likes of Touring, Zagato, and Ghia.

Engine displacement was raised from 2.5 to 2.8 liters in 1963, and four-wheel disc brakes were used from the beginning. By the early '60s, the Flaminia had become overshadowed by the smaller and more saleable Fulvia and Flavia series.

The most striking of the coachbuilt cars was probably the Zagato fastback, with sleek Alfa-type lines and headlamps deeply set into housings covered by clear lenses.

Pluses of the 1959-1964 Lancia Flaminia Coupe and Spyder:

  • Italian brio and style
  • Fine brakes
  • Capable road manners
  • Zagato's distinctive looks
  • The 1959-64 Zagato and 1961-63 GT coupe/convertible are Milestone cars

Minuses of the 1959-1964 Lancia Flaminia Coupe and Spyder:

  • Body rot problems
  • Parts difficult to find now
  • Mediocre styling on Farina notchback coupe

Production of the 1959-1964 Lancia Flaminia Coupe and Spyder:

  • 2.5-Litre cpe: 4,151
  • 2.8-Litre cpe: 1,133
  • 2.5-Litre special-bodied units: 2,593
  • 2.8-Litre special-bodied units: 868

Specifications of the 1959-1964 Lancia Flaminia Coupe and Spyder:
Wheelbase, inches: 108.3/99.2 (cpe/Zagato)
Length, inches: 184.5/177.0 (cpe/Zagato)
Weight, pounds: 3,265/2,670 (cpe/Zagato)
Price, new: Approximately $6,500 U.S. in 1960

Engines for the 1959-1964 Lancia Flaminia Coupe and Spyder:

Type Size Horsepower Years
ohv V-6 2458 cc (150 cid)
119/1401959-1963
ohv V-62775 cc (169 cid)
150 1963-1969

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