Lancia Flaminia was first introduced in 1957 as a sophisticated and advanced flagship model. The sportier model Flaminia Sport was designed by Carrozzeria Zagato with an elegant and aerodynamic lightweight aluminium body and the iconic ‘double-bubble’ styling and paired with the 2,458 cc V6 engine designed by engineer Francesco De Virgilio. Only the first 99 Lancia Flaminia Sports featured covered headlamps, giving them a distinctive look.
This particular Flaminia Sport Series 1 left the factory in 1959 and was registered to Carrozzeria Zagato. Its first owner Giovanni Rota was an avid racer and had the car’s bumpers removed. In 1960, Elio Zagato – the eldest son of Zagato founder Ugo Zagato – raced twice in this fantastic car designed by his father’s company. One of the races was the Coppa Inter-Europa happening in Monza, which he partnered with Giovanni Rota and crossed the finish line first in class.
The car has changed hands a few times since then and the current owner had it fully restored and finished in the winning livery as seen in the 1960 Coppa Inter-Europa. Now this beautiful Flaminia Sport is being offered on Girardo & Co. website.