Flaminia Coupé -der Bugatti-Wagen-
After one or two comments out of the dark distance, please let me briefly introduce myself in this forum. I would like to participate a bit more actively. As you can see, I focuss on Lancia, especially Flaminia. My cars are GT 3C, Convertibile 3C, Coupé 2.5, Flavia Convertibile 1.8, A112 Abarth 70hp and the Coupé below.
Barn find Flaminia
About two years ago, I was contacted by a strange guy, asking me if I were the person with the Flaminia Coupé featured in a certain car magazine. I confirmed that, and learnt that then I would be the right person to become the new owner of his Coupé, ready for restoration.
I was a bit surprised by the arguments of the seller, but decided to have a look at the car. The negotiations turned out to be difficult, as my contact was not the owner of the car, whereas the owner, to the words of my contact, was "a bit afraid of people". Finally I returned home with empty hands.
Weeks later my phone rang, it was my contact asking me, when I planned to pick up the car. Well, I asked him if he remembered that we did not have an agreement, no contract, not even a common feeling for the price level of this precious jewel.
My contact replied, that would all be true, but if the car would not move within the next three days his landlord would have the thing pressed. So I quickly decided to save the car from being scrapped and bought it for the price of a spare engine.
Luckily the car came with the original documents, showing only one owner from new. A quick research showed that the only owner was a well known man in German motoring sports during the thirties, when he was private race driver on Bugatti. When I cleaned the car I found a Bugatti-Club sticker on the windscreen, so I call the car "der Bugatti-Wagen".
Now as my Convertibile is finished, I think I will try to bring it back on the road.
Last edited by Tedesco; 03-18-2014 at 07:11 AM.