The 1957 Lancia Florida II was a design study for what became the Lancia Flaminia, and went on show at that year's Turin motor show. 

This was a devastatingly modern take on the grand tourer coupe, with simple lines, a gentle design touch and a subtle elegance that American cars could only dream of. You'd see the influence of the Florida II in many cars over the coming decade and beyond.

Company founder Battista Pinin Farina certainly appreciated his work – this car was his personal ride, and it is still exhibited in the Pininfarina Collection at the company's HQ in Cambiano, Italy.