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Lancia Flaminia Coupé (2+2a) … Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera 🔝🔝🔝
(1963, Lancia Flaminia Coupé Touring Superleggera, 2,8 l ... The short story – extracts: The history of Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, one of the prominent Italian automobile design houses and coachbuilder, stretches back to 1926. Ever since, the Touring and Superleggera trademarks were synonymous with understated elegance, quality and technical innovation. In 1936, Touring introduced an advanced construction system: a sub-frame made of thin steel tubes underpinning the body’s hand-hammered alloy panels. It was so innovative, bringing weight reduction and stiffness at the same time, that it was patented.
Together with Touring's ground-breaking design language and the advanced aerodynamic studies, the patent created an irresistible mix that helped Touring Superleggera setting milestones in automobile design. One-off masterpieces and limited series models lined up with series-produced cars such as e.g. the Alfa Romeo 1900 Sprint, Lamborghini 350 and 400 GT, the Maserati 3500 and 5000 GT ... and of course not to forget the one in my photo series: The beautiful Lancia Flaminia Coupé (as well as the Cabriolet) were all manufactured with the same exquisite craftsmanship.
The fantastic Lancia Flaminia was produced from 1957 to 1970, and it was, in all of its variations, the flagship of the Lancia marque. Especially rare was the Flaminia GT/GTL Coupé’s (as in my photos) – bodied by the mentioned Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera.
Lancia had long been known for its technological innovations and by the time the Flaminia GT/L was introduced, many of these developments were now standard. The 2,5 l V6 produced 120 hp and the V6 was later up-rated further to 2,8 l and 150 hp (as the one in my photos). The rear-mounted transaxle contained synchros on all four gears as well as inboard disc brakes – a major improvement over the previous drums. Also gone was the sliding pillar front suspension in favor of a more modern and better handling double wishbone and coil spring arrangement.
Disclaimer: I can’t guarantee the originality of the car in the photo series I’ve taken). at Copenhagen