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This vehicle is located in Doylestown, PA 18901. Famous for their incredible craftsmanship, brilliant engineering solutions, and complete disregard for cost accounting with respect to those engineering solutions, pre-Fiat Lancias are, in many ways, in a class of their own. Few cars are as thoughtfully engineered or built, which helps to explain why Lancia encountered a great deal of financial trouble. The Flaminia was the flagship during these years, with elegant styling and sophisticated engineering features. Disc brakes, inboard at the rear, were standard, as was an all aluminum V6, descendant of one of the first V6 engines built, Lancia’s Aurelia engine. Rear suspension was of the de Dion type and a fully synchronized rear-mounted transaxle was also part of the specification. The car is full of fascinating engineering details showing that at Lancia during this period, it was engineers, not accountants who made decisions. A quick look in the engine compartment reveals an external oil cooler, as well as a neat set of thermostatically actuated mechanical blinds over the radiator. This car is very well preserved and in excellent substantially original condition. The body is extremely solid and displays good panel fit. The paint is very good overall. The chrome is very nice considering most of it is nearly 50 years old. The lights and glass are very nice as well. All lighting are in excellent shape and do not need replacement. They are all of the original and type, including the Carello headlamps. The car has lovely details, such as the subtle character lines on the roof (which are echoed on the trunk lid and on the front fenders), brushed rocker panels, and pillarless construction. The interior also has a number of interesting touches. The interior is in excellent original condition. The upholstery is excellent throughout, including on top of the dash, seats, and door panels. The gauges are wonderfully detailed items common to all Flaminias and are in excellent condition, as are the various switches and controls. The carpets are black, as are the headliner and visors, and are also in excellent condition. The engine is quite original and is extremely clean and correct. The components, fittings, and markings are all correct and unmolested, and the engine bay is extremely nice considering that the car has not been restored. The trunk is nicely carpeted and in good shape, with jack and tools. The car is an absolute joy to drive, and reminds why Lancia has such a devoted following. Every aspect of the car’s performance embodies the quality feel that is lacking even from more exotic Italian machines from the same period. By comparison, most any other car feels crude. The engine makes great power and sound, and runs very smoothly. The chassis is quiet and composed, and the steering is light and precise. The transaxle shifts beautifully, and the brakes have tremendous bite and are extremely confidence inspiring. The overall feel is of a wonderfully coherent lcar that exudes quality. This is an absolutely stunning and unrepeatable opportunity to acquire a truly unique car. In all respects, the car is top tier. Its history is fascinating, illustrious, and unique, its appearance and condition are wonderful, and it is mechanically superb. It is difficult to overemphasize what a satisfying car this is to drive and behold, and its detailing is yet another reason why this car is so exceptional. It is documented with period magazine articles and owner’s manual. This car has excellent provenance, and is sure to appeal to the seasoned and sophisticated collector looking for something completely unique.. Asking $27900.