Lancia Flavia Pinin Farina Coupe
Here's a Flavia PF coupe that has recently been resurected.
The owner has an enthusiasm for Lancias & found this example in dry southern California.
It had been sitting for many years, but is a rust free example.
An extensive program was enacted that saw most aspects of this Flavia massaged at one time or another by my own hand.
The engine was brought back to life and did not require rebuilding.
Carburettor, ignition, water pump, generator, regulator, clutch,
It now starts & runs beautifully.
Always a challenge on the Flavia, the recalcitrant brake system has been gone through including the booster unit & calipers. No small task I might add, & one you would rather someone else paid for.
The car was then sent out to a Local Italian only painting shop & put back to life with extensive preparation work & good paint.
On reassembly the lights & electrical bits were looked after.
This is a hard to find example of one of Lancias fine cars before being bought out by the Fiat empire.
Not as heavy as the Flaminia, nor as light as a Fulvia, it was the car of choice for affluent businessmen commuting in style.
Very narrow in person, & easily navigated through small Italian hill towns, or a delight on the autostrada.
For years I drove one myself as a daily driver & recommend them highly.
Fresh chrome & polished stainless.
Clear tail light lenses & straight panels. no dings, chips or waves.
An elegant machine from every angle.
The interior has been redone. Arguably one could indulge in black leather & fresh carpets, or simply enjoy as is.
New tires & fresh wheels. Again I point out the straight panels.
A trunk full of nice bits. The trunk latch button & other pieces are inside the boxes.
Not that the owner lost enthusiasm on the project, but at 95% completion an irresistable unrestored Flavia landed in his lap
& he now requires the garage space this one was occupying.
Fine under the hood, but missing water connections to the heater & the air vent tube to same.
Perhaps the heater core has a leak. It was found bypassed when first purchased & was not needed locally.
There's that often troublesome booster, now operating correctly.
I recall even the clock works, although I believe the radio is not connected.
A fine example seeking a new home.
Priced at $16,000 & arguably the car is free & that is the value of recent work.
A brilliant opportunity to own a wonderful machine at an attractive price.
There is a photoset of many of the things I have corrected on this Flavia at:
Review those images & reflect that could have been your wallet involved.
Arguably any other Flavia you find may need most of that attention,
Or you could drive this one home today.........
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