- Fun and sporty Italian coupe finished in its original color of Grigio Escali
- Major mechanical servicing in 2018 by marque specialist Adan Figueroa
- Stylish hand-assembled Pininfarina-designed body
The Lancia Flavia was an understated yet stylish sedan and coupe, which made its first appearance at the Turin Motor Show on November 3, 1960. The overall design conveyed a sense of robustness; although bold, the design took some time to win favor in the public eye. Initially equipped with a 1,500-cc engine, the Flavia underwent a displacement increase to 1.8 litres in 1966, producing 92 horsepower, which further rose to 102 horsepower with the addition of the Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection system. The newfound horsepower greatly increased the appeal of the car, improving the top speed to 165 miles per hour. The Flavia also triumphed over many of its competitors in the safety realm, offering effective driving and handling in adverse weather conditions like rain and snowy environments.
In 1967, the second series of the Flavia was introduced, featuring a more contemporary squared line that partially reflected the stylistic elements of its predecessor, the Fulvia. The new stylistic and aesthetic changes were in thanks to Pininfarina, one of the greatest designers and coachbuilders of all time. The interior was also upgraded with the use of high-quality materials, such as the dashboard being adorned with stylish faux wood. Production of the Flavia would come to a close in '69, as it was replaced by the Lancia 2000.
Featuring a hand-assembled Pininfarina-designed body, this 1967 Lancia Flavia received a bare-metal glass/trim-out repaint in its original color of Grigio Escali in 2018. To get the exact shade of Grigio Escali, the original finish in the rear of the back seat trunk separation panel was extracted and duplicated. After the painting process was finished, a new windshield, rear glass seals, and polished trim strips were installed.
Power is delivered from a fuel-injected 1.8-litre flat-four engine that is paired with a four-speed manual gearbox. In 2018, a new clutch kit was installed, the transmission was serviced, and the shift linkage was refurbished. Additionally, marque specialist Adan Figueroa serviced the fuel injection system and brakes.
The cabin is fitted with black upholstery on the seats, door panels, and dash, and is accented with silver and gray carpet and a matching newly upholstered headliner. Other interior amenities of note include a clock and period AM/FM radio, faux woodgrain dash, and matching steering wheel. This is a fun and sporty Italian coupe with a four-speed manual gearbox. One will find much enjoyment while cruising through town and winding back country roads with this attractive 1967 Lancia Flavia.