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Rare 1970 Lancia Flavia 2000 - No Reserve Pininfarina Designed Coupe

Make: Lancia
Model: Other
Type: Coupe
Year: 1970
Mileage: 87,850
VIN: 1117
Color: Red
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Los Angeles, California, United States

1970 Lancia Other Additional Info:

This is a rare running and driving example of one of the last of the true Lancia cars before Fiat assumed control of the company in 1969. Mechanicals are in good shape and engine compression is excellent with all four cylinders above 130-psi. Offered as a very original car. The interior is very presentable with one tear in the driver's seat and generally better than expected for an untouched car. Take note of the attractive and desirable Moto-Lita steering wheel. As you probably know these cars started rusting before they left the factory. There are some bubbles here and there, but very solid overall. This car is exceptional as the only serious rust areas are rust through in the spare tire well and and a poorly done repair on the driver's side rocker. Out of a long term Lancia collection ready for a new owner, this car could be ready to go with a basic service or service as a good foundation for full restoration. By 1970 the Flavia was being superseded by the Fulvia and the 2000 couple was the pinnacle of the near 20 year Lancia experimentation of front wheel drive boxer engine design. Although other iterations of the Flavia were considered to be more unique, the 2000 was a practical 2+2 with proven engineering, ample power and room for four occupants and their luggage. These amenities were undoubtedly afforded by the FWD layout, lowering the floor pan and, without the need for a large rear end unit to transfer power to the wheels, a spacious trunk and lower stance. Considered by many to be the prettiest of the Flavia coupes, the classic Pininfarina design conjures elements of more bulky and expensive cars of the era (Ferrari, Alfa, Fiat) and combines styling similarities with other Lancia offerings of the time. The Pininfarina designed interior also repeats elements of Ferrari and Dino as suggested with large comfortable seats and a simple, yet effective, dashboard layout.