Southern Italy, in the Naples region, I picked up this rare Lancia 2000 Coupe. Just 1400 examples of this fabulous coupe were produced. The limited run was not a result of a shortage in beauty or quality, these Coupe's were simply too good and therefore very costly. Rarity is an important condition when making a healthy investment. Self-explanatory quality is as well. That, you don't have to worry about with this here 2000 Coupe. Even though Lancia's build quality at the time was of a very high standard, eventually also here the rust devil would sometimes show its face. Fortunately its recent Italian heritage caused this car to be in good conserved condition before bringing her to The Netherlands. Purely for cosmetic reasons newly resprayed once. Also the interior got renewed, of course only there where needed, with a lot of care and feeling for originality. The 2000 Coupe of the second series is often compared with the likewise drawn by Pininfarina Ferrari 330, with some imagination naturally, which in case of the Lancia is a big compliment. Hold that thought and look at the rather attractive dashboard that almost literally got carried over from the Ferrari. Gorgeous! Whilst holding the genuine wooden steering wheel, that would be your view. What an atmosphere. The design of the seats, yes, even the roof lining is worthy an admiring glance. All Italian style combined with sophisticated mechanics. Foremost it were the state of the art-mechanics and manufacturing procesces of the 2000 Coupe which made the car production-wise invaluable for Lancia. Then Fiat appeared knocking on the door. You know the consequences..
Evidently no extensive optionlist at the time. Luxuries such as a wooden steering wheel and nice floor mats one received with the car. To be expected to say the least, with a new price comparable nowadays to a BMW 5-series.
What a line, such elegance. Pininfarina at its best. Note the magnificent slight inclined drop in the nose and then the flawless merging of the roof into the C style. Brilliant. A coach that is far from being known for its rust sensitivity. Even so, of importance to point out this Coupe is rust free. On the underside too, nicely conserved and dry. The car got resprayed in the original colour Grigio Metallizzato, or as you will Silver grey, once for cosmetic reasons. The paint has a very nice deep lustre and has not one impairment. Perfectly symmetric panels which shut nicely all round. The stainless steel bumpers are mounted nice and straight. The car has a stylish and original appearance without significant shortcomings.