Enter the ultra-rare Lancia game with this gorgeous 1963 Flaminia 2.8 3C Sport Zagato
Powered by an evolution of the world’s first production V-6, the Flaminia was Lancia’s flagship from 1957 all the way up to 1970. As a result, the platform took many forms, including one as a presidential limousine. When it came to coachbuilders, Pininfarina, Touring, and Zagato all came up with various body styles for Lancia, but the Milanese company only made aluminum coupés with its signature double-bubble roofs. And the 2.8 Sport Zagato were the rarest of this breed.
While some collectors may be looking for the “ultimate specification” Zagato Super Sport 3C 2.8s like the one sold at Villa Erba last spring for $280,000, Zagato finished 150 of those, while production of the earlier 3C Sport Zagatos stopped after just 33. With the same upgraded engine and triple Weber carburetors on 1963 Sports, it’s no wonder why a silver example sold for $312,000 back in 2015.
The car offered on Bring a Trailer this week is number seven of those thirty-three 2.8 3C Sport Zagatos, originally finished in cream and sold by Algar Enterprises of Pennsylvania to a New Jersey resident. After the 1960s, this Zagato spent years in a Midwest collection, where it also received a color change to rosso. It then went to Arizona, where it spent 2019 in storage following its owner’s passing. Before getting back to the market, it received a carburetor service, brake system rebuild, tune-up, new battery, fluid and filter changes, and brightwork refinishing.
Now complete with a few corrosion-related blemishes, this 3C Sport Zagato comes with a clean Arizona title, as well as an Italian license plate, a California license plate, a Del Monte Forest 1977 badge, a tool kit and jack, a set of spare hubcaps, and two sets of keys. Also attached is some literature, including a Flaminia owners’ manual and 3C supplement, a Flaminia service manual, a parts catalog, a braking system manual, a copy of the 2016 Arizona Concours d’Elegance program, an issue of Hemmings Sport & Exotic Car magazine featuring the car, and an issue of Sports Car Market which also mentions this red wonder. Standing at just over $100,000 seven days before the end, this Zagato’s future faith is now in your hands. Undoubtedly, the American Lancia Club is ready for your membership renewal application.