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Author Topic: Flaminia bodywork for BMW  (Read 1003 times)
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Niels Jonassen
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« on: 12 May, 2016, 11:25:22 AM »

About 1960, when BMW was in serious trouble, they considered fitting a modified Flaminia body to their aged saloons. One car was built, and I have seen a photo of it. Unfortunately I do not remember where. BMW does not want to know about. I'd be happy if anyone knows where the photo may be found.
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Richard Fridd
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« Reply #1 on: 12 May, 2016, 02:12:28 PM »

Sounds interesting. How about contacting a BMW car club?
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Richard Nevison Fridd
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« Reply #2 on: 12 May, 2016, 05:30:13 PM »

Wikipedia the source of all knowledge nowadays says:

1960, Helmut Werner Bonsch, BMW's marketing manager, discovered that the Pininfarina body for the Lancia Flaminia coupe would fit on the chassis of the BMW 3200L sedan without major modification. He proposed to BMW's management to commission Pininfarina to build Flaminia coupe bodies with BMW grilles in order to create a successor to the 503, which had been discontinued in 1959.[2] After deliberation, the management rejected Bonsch's proposal and instead ordered chief engineer Fritz Fiedler to commission Bertone to design and manufacture a coupe body for the 3200S

No pics though!

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« Reply #3 on: 12 May, 2016, 06:59:27 PM »

I thought I'd found it but it turned out to be a 1963 BMW 3200 CS by Bertone. However it has very Flaminiaish lines round and below the headlights.




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