We are delighted to offer for sale this Lancia Flavia 1.8 litre designed by Pininfarina.
Professor Antonio Fessia developed the Lancia Flavia in the late 1950s and it was introduced for sale in the UK in 1961. Initially available only as a four-door saloon, it featured a 1.5L aluminium boxer engine, Dunlop disc brakes on all four wheels, front wheel drive and front suspension by unequal-length wishbones. This model was soon joined by a two-door coupe, designed by Pininfarina on a shortened platform.
1968 Lancia Flavia Coupé Pininfarina 1800 Iniezione (Injection)
The injection version of the Lancia Flavia Coupé Pininfarina 1800, produced from 1965 to 1968 is the rarest, so much so that only 2,150 were produced as opposed to 13,418 carburettor versions. The engine is equipped with Kugelfischer injectors.
This particular car is a UK RHD supplied car first registered in 1968. In 1970 the owner emigrated to South Africa and shipped his prized possession with him. The Alfa remained there until 2015 when the new owner (looking for a solid car to restore) shipped it back to the UK and began the lengthy restoration process that this car deserved.
Sadly after nearing completion, the new owner emigrated leaving the car to the present owner, who subsequently finished the restoration and completed the mechanical works required.
Recent works completed are as follows:
Top end engine rebuild which included new gaskets, valve springs, valve guides etc. Full brakes overhaul, new correct period tyres all round including the spare, steering overhauled and new torsion bars fitted.
This incredibly rare Flavia Coupe drives very well, stops and starts on the button and is in nice condition. It does have the odd, small electrical quirk that could be rectified with a little time if desired, but they do not require anything significant, nor do they affect the usability of this great Pininfarina coupe.