This special car is yet another amazing RAOK from Jobjoris, as he well knows my Lancia affliction. As my 1:1 project doesn’t run and needs significant work, looking at scale Lancias is great motivation!
Developed from Lancia’s already distinctive 2.8L Flaminia Sport, the SS received arguably one of the most beautiful bodies ever to grace one of their cars, in aluminum by Zagato. Of course, that meant it got the famed “double bubble” roof. These were innovative cars, with a triple carbureted (“3C”) V6, a rear transaxle, and inboard rear brakes for good balance. Only 187 were built from 1963-68, though sources vary in that number. Never the brute force car as contemporary Ferraris were, the Flaminia was a too notch GT car, reportedly a joy to drive. It’s cars like this that emphasize just how badly poor Lancia has suffered under FIAT’s ownership. It’s unrecognizable now, and that’s a shame.
Here’s the SS with its buddy the Flavia Pininfarina coupe, also generously gifted to me by Jobjoris last Christmas. Enjoy!