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Old 5th May 2007, 12:05   #1006
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ID 254 is a Lancia from the mid fifties...thats all i can figure out at the moment...


You're close, Karl. ID:254 is a 1960 Lancia Flaminia Touring GT coupe. A dream car!


The actress is Sandra Milo. She acted in Otto e Mezzo (8½) the award winning 1963 film written and directed by Federico Fellini. 8½ was a recursive film: a film about the creation of itself.

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The Flaminia GT coupe was designed by the famous design house: Carrozzeria Touring. The aluminium body was built by the Superleggera process.

What is Superleggera?
In the Superleggera process, a welded skeleton frame of very small steel tubing (and possibly heavy gauge steel wire) is mated with the chassis of a body-on-frame car (as opposed to a monocoque car). Aluminum skin is then fastened over the steel subframe, resulting in a lightweight rigid body. Other fine examples: Aston-Martin, Ferrari, Maserati, OSCA, and Alfa Romeo from the fifties.
Wrote of it here ten years ago.
more here on body-technique

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Lancia gave the world, the first V6 engine, a 1,750 cc unit that powered the 1948 Lancia Aurelia B10. Lancia had worked on V-engines since world-war-one. They produced V12s and V16s for aircraft. The Aurelia V6 was refined, enlarged and continued in the Flaminia.

The Flaminia Touring GT had a 2,775 cc V6 aluminum head engine that developed 131 bhp. The engine had three Weber double stacks and drove a 4 speed transmission through a Ferodo clutch.



The famous Flaminia transaxle
The Flaminia's gearbox was built into the differential casing with three needle type roller bearings.

These transaxles were individually tested for two hours at 2,000 rpm. If not utterly silent, they were scrapped! Where do you see such quality today?

Imagine with its 26" diameter 5.50-15 tires, a differential, turning at 2,000 rpm will deliver 249 km/h!



Compare with this transaxle with inboard drums.

The Flaminia transaxle even had its own oil pump!

Interestingly, Lancia refused to use any another company's standard shock absorbers. They designed and built their own shocks!

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Old 5th May 2007, 17:09   #1007
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great post...dunno why lancia lost its zing so quickly...they were quite the proverbial italian sports car back in the day...and each more stunning to look at than the other...

beisdes their trademark lines, it was the wheels that gave it away as a lancia...

There was one in Bangalore i believe...im sure there would be a couple more scattered around.
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Actually KP is just showing off a picture he took at Sepang, at the parking lot of the F1 circuit.
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Actually KP is just showing off a picture he took at Sepang, at the parking lot of the F1 circuit.
So is it against any rules set? I took the pic.....
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ID:255
What is this V8 four door sedan?

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ID 255

thats a Rover 3500...launched in 68, it was essentially the luxurious P6 with a V8 squeezed in....a remarkably handsome car, it did wonders for Rover.
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How about this one?

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ID 256 Ford Classic Capri - however not as successful as the later Capri
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ID:257
After a quick succession of two easy ones, how about a little challenge?
What is this black aggressor?



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Isnt that a Ford Consul Capri..the mini thunderbird, famous for its winged rear. A friend had this car which was in mint condition till a few years ago. After his death, i dont know what happened to the car. And as regards the Lamcia Flamina, Theres one lying in town in Red in pretty good condition...not for sale alas!!
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And as regards the Lamcia Flamina, Theres one lying in town in Red in pretty good condition...not for sale alas!!
Where is this? Would love to take a look if possible.
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at the same place where i accidently went to pick the fiat up. Parked at the stuck up guys place who was advising me to invest more appropriately in better cars...remember i showed that guy to you on the rally prize distribution .... at his place. its gone now ...to its owner's parking lot
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at the same place where i accidently went to pick the fiat up. Parked at the stuck up guys place who was advising me to invest more appropriately in better cars...remember i showed that guy to you on the rally prize distribution .... at his place.
Ohh thats bad. Now I dont want to see the car :(.
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This should be an easy one for you vintage car lovers out there. Saw a pristine condition one being driven on Marine Drive the other day.
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looks like a renault 4L but the front grills different
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