London,The Jack Barclay Showroom
25 March 2002
1968 LANCIA FLAMINIA 3C 2800 SUPER SPORT 'DOUBLE BUBBLE' COUPÉ
COACHWORK BY ZAGATO
Registration No. AVG 87D
Chassis No. 826232-002100
Engine No. 8262000-2100
Black with red leather interior
Engine: all alloy, overhead valve V6, 2,775cc, 150bhp at 5,400 rpm; Gearbox: four-speed manual transaxle; Suspension: wishbones, coil springs to the front, de Dion axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs to the rear; Brakes: discs all round. Left-hand drive.
The Flaminia was the first Lancia designed by Antonio Fessici and was the flagship of the range when launched in 1957. Fessici had finally broken with tradition and had discarded the vertical coil independent front suspension in favour of wishbones. The engine was a 2.5 litre V6 driving through an aft-mounted gearbox and de Dion rear axle. In 1964 the 3C version was introduced with a 2.8 litre engine producing 152bhp. The Flaminia remained in production until 1970.
Without doubt the most attractive coachwork on these chassis was the 'Double Bubble' Coupé by Zagato, of which 187 were built, they are quite simply a stunning combination of all Italian machinery and cosmetic design.
This original triple carburettor Super Sport was sold new in Milan, and spent a number of years in a Swiss collection. It was later imported to the UK and at one time was in the ownership of Martin Cliffe, the owner and founder renowned Lancia specialist Omicron Engineering. When contacted recently by the present owner Mr Cliffe confirmed the car to be a particularly correct and original example, which had never undergone major restoration simply because it had never been necessary. Nevertheless, over the years work has been carried out as and when required, and copies of the bills for that work during his ownership are now on file. He also confirmed that it had been a former National Lancia Concours trophy winner.
Today, the car presents well. Its paintwork despite now having some age, is good, and the interior which has at some time been refurbished in red leather, is in very good order. We have not had the opportunity to road test the car, but we are informed that it drives well and a new clutch has been fitted recently.
This attractive Lancia has a current MoT and road tax, and comes with the bills listed, and a handbook.
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