The Flaminia saloon was introduced in 1957 and quickly made its mark as one of the most luxurious and refined cars of those days with its high-class interior finishings and an undreamt-of ride comfort. There were several special versions, such as the 4-seater Pininfarina coupé, the Touring coupé and cabriolet, and the Zagato coupé. The Presidential model is a cabriolet-landaulet with an extra-long wheelbase made for the President of the Republic by Pininfarina in 1960 and 1961. The only four produced were restored by Fiat Auto in 2001 and returned to President Ciampi, who generously donated one to the Turin Museum. In addition to the elongated chassis and some technical modifications, the Presidential has a special set of gear ration to suit the speed required during parades and processions.
Courtesy of Quirinale, Rome.
Engine: front, V6
Capacity: 2458 cc
Max. power output: 110 bhp at 5200 rmp
Max. speed: 160 km/h