Custom: ’61 Lancia Flaminia GT Cabriolet
We love a good Lancia when we come across one. They seem to attract collectors that have a special appreciation of the genius behind the mechanical design of the components. Some refer to them as jewel-like. We had a Flaminia GT Coupe in the shop and it was impressive. Every switch you operate rewards you with a nice firm click. So we get what they are talking about. The rather unique Lancia today is a lightweight Touring body Flaminia. It is powered by a 2.5 liter V6 producing 112 bhp. We haven’t talked to the seller yet and plan to call and learn a little bit more about the bizarre, custom front end design. It is bold and we think not terribly successful. If it were just a backyard hack job, we might pass because the cost to return it to the original nose might be daunting. But maybe it is the work of some Italian coach builder? Then it can remain bizarre but with a pedigree. The rest of the car looks like a good degree of cosmetics require some work. These have become quite valuable of late. Not in the same category as a B20/B24 model Lancia. Some have sold for well over $100,000 in perfect condition. This one has an asking price of $49,000. Fixing the body/interior and freshening the mechanicals might drag you very close to that number. The car is at a shop not to far from Mint’s headquarters. Click here for the listing.