The Lancia Thema 8.32 is one of those cars that makes little sense. Who in their right mind would stuff a liter Ferrari V8 under the hood of an executive sedan...sideways? Well, Lancia thought it would be a good idea and produced the Thema 8.32 in limited quantities for those who sought the ultimate Q ship. This sedan shared it's platform with the Fiat Croma, Alfa Romeo 164 and Saab 9000 and its engine with the Ferrari 380 and Mondial. Few automotive mashups were ever so interesting. Now the first of these 8.32s are falling outside of the 25 year importation law that faces US automotive enthusiasts. This 8.32 is for sale in Italy and will be legal to import stateside after January 1st, 2013.
Lancia Approved! Car never crashed, FSH, service book. Car rarely used in the rain but driven regularly. Regular maintenance carried out with great care, 10,000 spent in the last three years on mechanicals. Like a new car, used with the utmost respect not to exploit its full performance potential. This car is all original, even in the smallest details, so register without any intervention to the Historic Lancia Register.
At about $18,500, this is steep for a Lancia or cheap for a Ferrari, depending on how you want to look at it. This particular 8.32 has lower mileage at just over 60,000, but the price still leaves it well above other 8.32s we've featured here at CICFS. It also makes it quite a pricey proposition for anyone interested in shipping it to the US. Still, with a lot of these 8.32s run hard and put up wet, it's nice to see a well preserved example can still be had.