The 1962-1975 Lancia Flavia Coupe/Convertible/Zagato/2000 was the first Italian car with front-wheel drive and the first Lancia to make use of a horizontally opposed engine. As with other Lancia series, a humdrum sedan (not included here) was introduced first, followed by these more desirable sporty models.
These consist of a smart Pinin Farina-styled notchback coupe with four
headlamps and four seats, plus a convertible and an "ugly/beautiful"
Zagato fastback with a lightweight body.
Engine displacement rose to 1.8 liters in 1963, and the lineup continued mostly unchanged until 1969. At that point, everything but the notchback was dropped. The coupe was given a restyled nose and reintroduced without the Flavia appellation as the 2000, denoting its enlarged 2.0-liter flat four.
Fuel injection was offered as well as carburetors during the lengthy model run. Most examples weren't as fast as their styling implied, but the injected Zagato could reach 120 mph given enough space. Production gradually tapered off beginning around 1969, when Fiat took over Lancia.
Pluses of the 1962-1975 Lancia Flavia Coupe/Convertible/Zagato/2000:
- Lancia prestige and engineering
- Neat Pininfarina styling
- "Distinctive" Zagato styling
- Front-drive pace-setter
- Milestone status for the 1962-1966 coupe
Minuses of the 1962-1975 Lancia Flavia Coupe/Convertible/Zagato/2000:
- Drivetrain parts have dried up
Production of the 1962-1975 Lancia Flavia Coupe/Convertible/Zagato/2000:
- Flavia 1500 cpe/conv: 4,449
- Flavia Zagato 1500 Sport: 98
- Flavia 1800 cpe/conv: 16,445
- Flavia Zagato 1800 Sport: 628
- 2000 cpe: 6,791
Specifications of the 1962-1975 Lancia Flavia Coupe/Convertible/Zagato/2000:
Wheelbase, inches: 97.6
Length, inches: 176.5/175.6 (cpe/Zagato)
Weight, pounds: 2,550-2,800/2,340 (cpe/Zagato)
Price, new: not available
Engines for the 1962-1975 Lancia Flavia Coupe/Convertible/Zagato/2000:
|ohv flat 4|| 1,500 cc||92||1962-1963|
|ohv flat 4||1,800 cc||110||1963-1969|
|ohv flat 4||1,990 cc||121||1969-1975|
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