Solid and impressive LHD example
EUR 7,755JPY 965,536BGN 15,167CZK 204,096DKK 57,746GBP 7,000HUF 2,680,951PLN 34,277RON 37,498SEK 79,841CHF 8,363ISK 1,240,750NOK 83,121HRK 57,970RUB 671,570TRY 63,483AUD 12,801BRL 47,594CAD 12,218CNY 63,511HKD 70,476IDR 133,799,421ILS 31,062INR 683,812KRW 10,866,337MXN 203,708MYR 38,386NZD 13,727PHP 446,507SGD 12,522THB 284,163ZAR 157,247
Offered for: GBP 7,000
This car is in auction on The Market website. The auction is LIVE now and finishes on 7th August. Price is a lower estimate.
All bidding takes place on The Market (see photos for web address), plus you will find further text, over 90 photos/video fully illustrating the car and its service history, and the ability to ask questions directly to the seller. The text below is just a brief summary of our full description.
With just one UK keeper, this delightful Lancia Flavia Coupé made its way here from Switzerland in March 2015 – and it was driven at that, a 1,500km journey we are told it made without mishap. (He also drove it 60 miles to us.)
First registered on the 1st of January 1969, this left-hand-drive car has recently been serviced and passed its MOT with no advisories. As a later model it features the updated coupé body, which many feel is the prettiest of them all.
It also has the two-litre engine and the rare five-speed ‘dog-leg’ gearbox; taken in conjunction with the Blue Scuro coupé body, we think this might just be the ultimate specification.
Always garage here, it is only being sold because the owner hasn’t used it as much as he would have liked in the six years he’s owned the car. Being offered with no reserve, it will sell from the very first bid.
First of all may we state the obvious: the lines of the two-door coupé are utterly gorgeous, aren’t they? With very good panels, decent shutlines and an absence of the sort of day-to-day dinks and scrapes even the most carefully curated cars tend to pick up, its condition says only good things of its owners.
The boss, whom regular watchers will know is a hard man to please, simply smiled and said it is “lovely”.
We are in agreement that Blue Scuro suits it too, giving it an understated yet upmarket look we love. Clearly an older respray, it’s holding up very well and still looks terrific overall.
The badges, glass and light lenses are all undamaged and in good shape and the chromework is also decent; a polish wouldn’t go amiss but it looks to only be lightly patinated – and even that might be being overly critical.
The 15-inch steel wheels prove you don’t need 20-inch alloy wheels to make a statement. Simple yet elegant, they’re shod with matching Firestone F560 tyres, all of which look to have good tread left on them.
As we will never tire of explaining, our experience shows that matching high-quality tyres are an infallible sign of a caring and mechanically sympathetic owner who is prepared to spend the appropriate amount in maintaining their car properly. Their presence does not, of course, preclude the need for a thorough inspection - something the vendor would welcome, by the way – but it does perhaps give you an insight into their attitude towards maintenance.
There’s a small bubble of rust on the lower edge of the nearside door and, if we are being ultra-picky, then the rear light seals look like they’ve seen better days, and a decent machine polish on some areas like the offside rear wing wouldn’t go amiss to get rid of the orange peel finish but that’s all very definitely titivation rather than restoration.
For much more description and photos see The Market website.
The vehicle can be viewed with us in Abingdon, South Oxfordshire.
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6 Station Yard, Abingdon
OX13 6RX Oxfordshire
+44 1865 521088
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