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Author Topic: Flaminia PF Coupe literature  (Read 1735 times)
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« on: 23 January, 2020, 05:53:44 PM »

Iíve got a Gamma and Fulvia both coupes but am currently obsessing over PF Coupes.

Can anyone tell me if there any right ups or articles on the car in the motoring press.

Iím thinking the classic car magazines or Auto Italia. Seems to be plenty on the Touring and Zagato bodied cars but not the Pininfarina cars.
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« Reply #1 on: 23 January, 2020, 06:10:07 PM »

Some in Classic Car and C&SC past issues.
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« Reply #2 on: 23 January, 2020, 06:15:09 PM »

Also this LMC publication


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« Reply #3 on: 23 January, 2020, 07:18:47 PM »

Classic & Sports Car Nov 1992, ditto Jan 1991, Classiccars Spring 2001, and if you are an LMC member ask the librarian.
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« Reply #4 on: 24 January, 2020, 08:19:40 AM »

Also these. I haven't bought the Colin Pitt book yet. Has anyone here seen a copy?


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« Reply #5 on: 24 January, 2020, 09:22:54 AM »

Thanks all for the references.
Interesting there is nothing recent. These cars are definitely off the radar, reflected by their values.

When I become obsessed with a car I like to collect literature and generally research the topic allowing the obsession to fade before I get the chance to buy one. I havenít got room for anymore cars.

However I also regret not buying cars in the past that are now out of reach financially.

I wonder what will happen to the value of these Lancias.
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« Reply #6 on: 24 January, 2020, 10:14:56 AM »

A car few will experience. Once experienced, I don't know if Flaminia obsession can fade. The only cure would be to find a superior vehicle, but what would that be? Values-steady for now? Richard
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« Reply #7 on: 24 January, 2020, 12:45:09 PM »

I've a memory of an "all the Flaminas" article from Martin Buckley but can't find reference to it.  I thought it was this one, but its not...

https://www.lancia.myzen.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=9487.0

http://www.theautomobile.co.uk/april-2017-issue/
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« Reply #8 on: 24 January, 2020, 01:40:26 PM »

They are rather off the radar in the press at the moment but I suspect values will continue to rise. I think they are at the stage where good ones make strong money but ones needing improvement are still available for reasonable money. so don't leave it too long. Touring bodied cars are relatively expensive now and once they are out of the price range of mere mortals interest is likely to grow in the standard bodied cars. The real bargain is the Berlina though.
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« Reply #9 on: 24 January, 2020, 01:43:31 PM »


Bingo!!!   And only last year...

https://www.classicandsportscar.com/features/lancia-flaminia-family-last-proper-lancias
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« Reply #10 on: 24 January, 2020, 01:55:06 PM »

"Farina pioneered a catch on the seat backs that releases when the doors are opened "
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« Reply #11 on: 24 January, 2020, 10:52:41 PM »

The Gamma Coupe has a seat catch activated buy the doors. Trouble is it just makes the doors even harder to close.

The Buckley Flaminia group test is online and is very good. Martin can always be relied on to keep rare Lancias in the press.

Prices in Europe (mainland ha ha) vary a lot. Ä20k to more than double that. I have no idea whether that is dealers over inflated prices or difference in condition.

Most of the cars on the market look in great condition, but I guess such an old car could potentially need a lot of money spent in repairs or restoration.
The outer bodies never seem to show much corrosion unlike 1970s/80s Lancias. Made of proper steel I imagine.
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« Reply #12 on: 25 January, 2020, 01:19:35 PM »

Pre Fiat Lancias had better quality steel and on the Berlin's at least, it is also pretty thick. Parts costs aren't cheap either because you are competing with buyers who can afford Touring bodied cars and sometimes Ferrari owners too. The price differences on cars for sale partly reflects condition because bringing a scruffy, tiered car up to a high standard costs a lot of money. Berlin's have till recently (and possibly still are) uneconomic to restore.  As an example, NOS read lights are around two hundred pounds each.
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« Reply #13 on: 31 January, 2020, 04:47:42 PM »

More articles

C&SC JUL 2011



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« Reply #14 on: 31 January, 2020, 04:50:13 PM »

and C&SC JAN 91



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