Email from Tim Mills

Lancia Aurelia, Appia, Flaminia, Flavia, Fulvia

To add my 2 cents worth (which may be obvious) into the discussion. I know of not a few Lancia enthusiasts that feel the Flaminia, although a very fine car, is too heavy as compared with the Aurelia and therefore a bit of a disappointment.
The Flavia is a deceptively nimble and quick car that is often over looked.
The Fulvia is probably the most versatile and well balanced post war, pre-Fiat Lancia and the Appia has a balanced simplicity that makes it very reliable and very practical.

I have never driven a new Lancia but have driven and or riden in the Aurelia, Flaminia, Appia, Flavia and Fulvia. I can say that all these Lancias are built like no other car(s) on earth.

When I was a kid growing up I can remember a neighbor's visiting friend coming (literally running) over from around the block so he could look at the mechanics of my dad's B-24 Aurelia Spider. He made the comment that he just had to come and take a look when he learned there was a Lancia in the area because he loved to see not only the beautiful body lines of the car but most importantly the beautiful mechanical components, the engine and transaxle and all the simple but beautiful under hood parts. It seemed he spent as much time under the car admiring the transaxle, exhaust, brakes and the engine oil pan as he did the exterior body. For me this is a testimony of how Lancia blended perfect art form and mechanical engineering to produce an automobile that was and in many ways still is way ahead of it's time conceptually speaking.

Happy motoring!


Date sent: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 16:43:40 -0800 (PST)
Tim Mills,

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