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Made To Drive | S03 E11

Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato’s Style is Elegantly Simple

Had the James Bond series been set in Italy, this would be his car. Instead, this Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato belongs to Mr. Robert Giaimo, and is simply about style. Simply, being the operative word because the shape is so pure and unadorned. The Lancia was blessed with taut lines, classic proportions, and is mercifully devoid of any extraneous details.
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Howndog
Howndog

Alfa’s are boy racers? LOL, silly comment.Wonderful car!

Reinier van der Kaad
Reinier van der Kaad

Dear Petrolicious,
This car is astonishing. Its give me goosebumps
Is it possible to get an high resolution photograph file from the photo shoot?
I want it on a large canvas in my bedroom, so I can enjoy this piece of art everyday when I wakeup and going to bed.

Chris Saddler Sam
Chris Saddler Sam

finally..
i video (car+owner+music+scenery) i really liked!
i know it’s hard to get them all 4 work together everytime!
congrats petrolicious!
😉

PS: what was that “stick” just over the keys???

Chris Saddler Sam
Chris Saddler Sam

i meant..
a video i really liked, after a couple not that enthousiastic ones!
😉

Todd Cox
Todd Cox

Thanks for another great automotive adventure! Well done Petrolicious.

Per Kringberg
Per Kringberg

Lancia made cars from the highest quality specifications until Fiat bought the company. The rest is history.. Wonderful Zagato-bodied car! Film star level on the presence of the styling.

Johnny B
Johnny B

I’m in LOVE with this car !! How fantastic it is to see yet another Italian classic on here from a time where cars (and women) had curves.

Kurt Uzbay
Kurt Uzbay

Those who don’t know Patek buy a Rolex, and think they have something.
Those who don’t know Lancia buy everything else, and think they have something .. Kurt

Antony Ingram
Antony Ingram

What a beautiful and classy machine. The epitome of “Drive Tastefully”.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Gorgeous car. With an earlier Lancia Aurelia Spider America making $1.8m at auction in Scottsdale last week, I can’t help thinking the Flaminia Supersport Zagato could by one of the next big things in the classic car world?

BiTurbo228
BiTurbo228

I absolutely love these. If I won the lottery, this would be sitting in my garage, right next to an Alfa 2600 Zagato (among other, less refined choices).

Miguel Vidal
Miguel Vidal

Another lovely presentation. Between this one and the Veloce film I am itching to drive my GTV. Looks like the 914 is going to get parked for a little while again!

Thanks for the videos!

Nelson
Nelson

Didn’t know about this wonderful car !
Loved the weber and the ignition key sequences, it feels so “true”…

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle

WOW that is one pretty Lancia and it sounds pretty good as well. Its nice to see when people can appreciate cars from brands that dont get as much attention as others. I know modern cars have the performance but there is something about owning a classic car like this one in the article. It just takes you to another place and to see the smiles it gives people, makes me envious just thinking about it 😀

Yanick Kuper
Yanick Kuper

It’s probably been said many times before, but I’ll say it again: I love the technique and style used to film these cars. It really accentuates the beauty of these machines.

Matt C
Matt C

I will plead ignorance about this wonderful car. It is a stunning example of design. I tend to agree with Mr. Giaimo that today’s cars are very reliable and easy to driive. However, I feel that we are missing some of the connection to driving as today’s cars seem to wrap you in a protective cocoon. I only wish we could have greenhouses like the one on the Zagato and other of that era.

Future Doc
Future Doc

Reliability is not a bad thing. My old Datsun was as reliable as if not more so than any modern car. I am a fan of the interpretation that a car should start every morning. You can enjoy that execution of the engineering as much as you can enjoy the flaws of a vehicle’s design. Is something lost? I am not sure. A “difficult” car can lead to a great connection with a vehicle and it can also kill that connection too. Modern cars are lost when it comes to “knowing more than the driver” such as ESC. However, not… Read more »

Matt C
Matt C

Valid point. I cut my teeth learning to drive a manual with a Datsun 510. That car was about as reliable as any car could be (I am talking about mid 1980’s when I started to drive). I love getting into my daily driver Honda. It is a supremely reliable machine and as a whole is brilliantly engineered. The downside is that cars tend to become “numb or disconnected” in their efforts to insulate or protect the occupants. An aircooled VW is a common example or an engaging experience in my opinion. It sounds like you are going 80mph when… Read more »