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Oh wow! I had no clue this was a transaxle! That makes it even more interesting..

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I found these pictures of a Flaminia Zagato on the American Lancia Club site. This seems to be a series 2, but with covered headlights, and a 3C engine. Note the external filler cap for the gas tank. Somewhat unusual, but as these were all hand built it is not surprising to see differences.
That is a FANTASTIC car. I'll have to put that on my short list. I had a great B20 IV series, but this is way cooler. George
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FYI: Here's a photo essay by Jaan Hjorth on the Flaminia transaxle; really makes you appreciate the engineering:

http://www.eddinsmoto.com/id81.htm

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The owner of this car lives near Jaan. When done, I believe Jaan will be taking care of the car (maintenance wise).

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FYI: Here's a photo essay by Jaan Hjorth on the Flaminia transaxle; really makes you appreciate the engineering:

http://www.eddinsmoto.com/id81.htm
Whew! Looks like more than a weekend project in my garage! Quite a complex piece of machinery and engineering- most impressive work (and a great, well equiped machine shop to boot!) Thanks for sharing this-

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I tell ya, that transaxle is very impressive when you see it in person. Way before it's time. But it weights a lot!

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I tell ya, that transaxle is very impressive when you see it in person. Way before it's time. But it weights a lot!
I do not know which car has the first transaxle but it is not this model Lancia ... might still be a Lancia though as very innovative company. Alfa Romeo used a tranaxle on the 8c2900 series way back in the late 30's.

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The marque introduced many important innovative developments, including[4]:
a load-bearing body shell;
independent suspension for the front wheels;
the incorporation of the transmission tunnel into the floor of the car;
the incorporation of a luggage compartment within the load-bearing structure of the car;
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Mercedes used one in the 'Teens'

I was wrong once before,
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Aurelia's clearly had transaxles, very similar to the Flaminia. Even had the dipstick for the trans/gearbox fluid. My B24S spider had a hatch in the trunk where you could access the dipstick, after removing two screws and the trunk mat.
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From my memory of the last visit to the Ford Museum the DeDion Bouton Automobile on display had an independant suspension DeDion rear end just like an Alfetta/Milano/GTV-6, but much lighter in construction. Not sure if the differential was combined with the transmission but it looked like a transaxle. The car is very "buggy-like" so is probably from 1900 or so.

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If memory serves me right, there was an article in Classics and Sports Cars a few years back, about a bloke who restored a Lancia Zagato like this one... Very inspiring stuff.

Is the current colour the original one?

The one in beforementioned article was a dark blue (possibly black ), and was absolutely... Stunning.
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Here is a few updates.

We got the front suspension out. What a bear!





And off to the suspension guru it goes!


Oooooh! the new hub caps and trim rings came in!

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Hi akitaman,

fine project your Flaminia !!

If you need parts, maybe i can help.
I am restoring a Flaminia convertibile - see www.lancianews.com ("Halbe Sachen machen andere... part 1,2,3,4)

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Hi Rafano! Yes, I do need parts. I'll P.M. you

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Well, the first rocker is off. And man oh man do we have lots of fabercation work ahead of us!









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