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1991 Lancia Thema 8.32

Periodically, one will spot a Lancia Thema 8.32 for sale, usually in an opportunistic import & flip scenario.  As recently as March 2015, a nice specimen of this rare, Ferrari-powered FWD Italian executive saloon appeared on this site with an enthusiastic (Ferrari sounds) yet cautionary (better be friends with a Ferrari mechanic) CICFS analysis.

Was the 8.32 European royalty in its day, albeit perhaps an elusive monarch who was admired but few ever saw (e.g., Queen Beatrix)?  Let’s say that I witnessed exactly one example during my three years in Germany.  As a breathless attendee of the 1987 Bremen Auto Show, I recall there being but two cars on display that were locked from peasant-entry:  the Porsche 959 and the Lancia 8.32 (feel free to insert obligatory Italian central-locking reliability joke).

Many of you know how this almost-mythical four-door 308 come to be.  In an automotive act akin to NATO’s settling on a 120 MM smooth-bore cannon for its various members’ main battle tanks (my earlier M1 had a relatively skinny-necked, rifled 105 MM main gun), the Swedes and Italians developed the Type Four platform to underpin the Saab 9000, Fiat Croma, Alfa Romeo 164, and Lancia Thema, respectively.  That cooperation begat attractive, space-efficient, and relatively-mainstream 1980’s – 1990’s sedans that, naturally, spawned special editions such as the Alfa 164Q; Saab 9000 Aero; not sure if I recall the Chroma’s flagship; and of course, the 8.32.

Year: 1991
Model: Lancia
Engine: 3.0L V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage:  170,000km
Price: €13,999

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Bei dem angebotenen Fahrzeug handelt es sich um das exclusive Lancia Thema 8.32 Modell mit einem überlegenen Sportwagen-Triebwerk von Ferrari.
Der V8-Motor stammte aus dem Ferrari 308 GTB Quattrovalvole mit 32 Ventilen und wurde speziell für den Einsatz im Lancia Thema überarbeitet.
Sie haben hier die einmalige Gelegenheit, mit geringem Kapitaleinsatz, ein luxoriös ausgestattetes Fahrzeug mit einem heute, in dieser Qualität von keinem Hersteller mehr verbautem Interieur zu erwerben.

We all know what’s happened with competing sedans of that era.  Cosworth 190E’s have become scarce, both in the U.S. and in Europe, with pricing well along the hockey stick trajectory.  Surviving Alfa 164Q’s and Milano Verde’s are more common, but values have also risen somewhat.  To the CIAFS staff, prices of 8.32 listed have seemed optimistic, as if the admittedly-cool Ferrari component makes the car worth five times more than, say, a 9000 Aero in similar condition.  Armed with our recent successful self-import of a 1991 MB 300CE-24 with dogleg stick and Hugo Boss-style cloth interior, our senior (oldest) staffer concluded one recent winter’s night that he’s savvy enough to try his luck with an 8.32.  Abetting that transaction were a very forthright seller, a Bosch shop owner acting in a quasi-consignment capacity, plus an exploratory visit from Blythbros before money changed hands.  Such factors aren’t likely to converge for future searches.  Moreover, given our German-language skills and many warnings about buying a used car in Italy (with our considerable Sicilian bloodlines, we’re allowed that act of discrimination), we’ve narrowed the search for Germany.  We’ll count on a combination of the attributes described in the ad, photo quality, and gut feel.  And of course, U.S. importation laws (some combination of EPA, DOT, and Customs) do not allow cars of less than 25 years’ age.

The first candidate was a beautiful private-party car near Nürnberg with relatively low kilometers, extensive records including a recent timing belt, and a fair price.  The market agreed, and the car lasted mere days.  We’re therefore describing a dealer-listed car with great attributes and a killer front plate.   The August 1991 manufacture date makes it legal, and the claimed 170,000 KM equates to around 4,000 miles annually.  Maintenance records would reveal whether this is a just-out-of-storage example that would need attention to gaskets, fuel system, suspension components, tires, etc.  The photos point to very mild interior patina and near-perfect exterior condition.  I didn’t say a perfect actual exterior, because the black color doesn’t hide that this car makes a Volvo 740 seem curvy.  And even the wood trim and dash scarcely take the interior out of the dour zone.  The present EURUSD rate puts the €13,999 asking price at around $15,000.  Tack on $1,000+ for ocean shipment, a TBD amount for inland trucking, plus another $1,000 for customs duty and miscellaneous port charges, and the grand tally is in the $17,000 - $18,000 range.  Fly to Germany to make this a vacation like we did with the CE, and you top out near $20,000.  We don’t recall ever seeing an 8.32 listed in the U.S. for less than $25,000.  What we don’t know is ultimate transaction prices.  Either way, for (insert plain sedan name – Corolla, etc.) money, one can have a coveted, mellifluous, square sedan that’ll definitely be royalty at cars & coffee events.  If that excites any readers, CICFS will be happy to be part of the sourcing, logistical, and retrieval process.

-Matt

1989 Lancia Thema 8.32

There are sport sedans, and then there are sport sedans. While some manufacturers might be content to tinker a bit with cylinder bores and valves or add a bit of forced induction to come up with a hot version of a sedan, Lancia, in their usual fashion, went about things differently. They dropped a 2.9 liter Ferrari V8 under the hood of their executive sedan. And thus, the Thema 8.32 was born. With the addition of a cross plane crank and modified firing order, this car was a screamer in its day, capable of 60 mph in under seven seconds. The Thema 8.32 is a unique car indeed, and this particular example for sale in Switzerland is made even more so with rare blue paintwork and custom alloys.

Year: 1989
Model: Thema 8.32
Engine: 2.9 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 82,021 mi
Price: $27,166

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Very nice 8.32 in a very rare color combination, 18" three piece aluminum wheels (customized especially for this vehicle). Modified chassis includes new shock absorbers, new front and rear brakes, revised brake calipers, timing belt and water pump replaced, great service history and great condition

It's great that many of these Thema 8.32s are now eligible for importation to the US, as a few, like this one, are over 25 years of age. It would take some nerve to own one here, though. Make friends with your local Ferrari mechanic and say a prayer, because servicing on such a rare beast will not be easy on these shores. But, for the dedicated few, you could be proud in saying you own what could be considered the closest thing to a four-door Ferrari this side of a fifth generation Maserati Quattroporte.

-Paul

1965 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport 3C

Mention coach builder Zagato and you are likely to get a strong reaction. Their early designs on the Alfa 1750 are legendary, graceful design to make a breathtaking car and clever craftsmanship that made the car both lighter and stronger. Jump ahead several decades to 1989 and the Alfa ES-30/SZ, based on the Alfa Milano chassis, could graciously be called polarizing. One accusation you cannot level at Zagato is doing something halfway. When they released a new car with their latest design philosophy, they went all in. Zagato’s swing for the fences philosophy meant that on occasion they hit a homerun.

Lancia was looking to get back among the upper crust of makes after it had been burned by its F1 efforts in the 1950s and their range topping car in 1957 was the Flaminia. When released, the Flaminia was available as a sedan, a coupe and a convertible with variants on each of the basic platforms and bodies. The top of the Flaminia range was the Sport which later evolved into the Super Sport. The first Sport had a 2.5L SOHC V-6 with 140hp (when fitted with the optional three carburetors), a 4 speed rear transaxle and an aluminum coupe body. In 1964 the engine was enlarged to 2.8L and was rated at 152hp when fitted with the optional 3 carburetors.

Year: 1965
Model: Flaminia Super Sport 3C
Engine: 2.8 liter V6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: Unknown
Price: Auction estimate $290,000 - $360,000

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One of only approx. 150 built
1965 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport 2.8-Litre 3C 'Double Bubble' Coupé
Coachwork by Zagato
Chassis no. 826232002060
This striking Zagato-bodied Lancia Flaminia Sport 3C Coupé features the Milanese styling house's renowned 'double bubble' body form in which low overall lines and a rounded streamlined shape are achieved by the simple but ingenious device of convex head-clearance roof bulges above each front seat.

One of the oldest and most respected of automotive design firms, Zagato was quick to exploit the popularity of the new GT racing category after WW2, supplying factory teams and catering for the privateer scene with road-able cars that could be driven competitively on the racetrack come the weekend. The creator of some of the most memorable designs of this, arguably Zagato's most productive period, was Ercole Spada. Favouring soft fluent, aerodynamic lines, Spada introduced the sawn-off tail on the Alfa Romeo Giulia Tubolare Zagato and was also responsible for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta and 2600 SZs. His creations on Lancia chassis included the Zagato Sport/Super Sport variants of the Flavia, Fulvia and Flaminia.

Introduced at the 1956 Turin Motor Show, the Flaminia retained its Aurelia predecessor's mechanical layout, though Lancia's traditional 'sliding pillar' independent front suspension gave way to a more modern double wishbone arrangement. Aurelia carry-overs were the 60-degree, 2,458cc, overhead-valve, V6 engine and De Dion rear transaxle with inboard brakes. The Zagato-bodied Sport and Super Sport models shared a shortened wheelbase with the Touring-styled GT/GTL coupes and the Convertible, and all featured disc brakes and increased power. A 2,775cc engine was introduced for 1963, by which time the sportier Flaminias were capable of around 210km/h (130mph), while a high-performance triple-carburettor '3C' induction set-up was available as an option and is fitted to this car. A limited-slip differential was standard equipment and the Flaminia Super Sport was one of the first cars to benefit from servo-assisted disc brakes all round. Lancia's top-of-the-range Gran Turismo, it came very well equipped and was priced at the same level as a Maserati or Aston Martin. Marcello Mastroianni, Italy's most popular male film star, had his pick of the world's finest cars and he chose a Flaminia Super Sport Zagato. It was a proven design, refined and well equipped, possessing superb performance. It also had sufficient charisma to appeal to an international heartthrob.

This example of the last word in old-style Lancia design is one of only 187 Super Sport Zagatos made. For a long time, Lancias of this period were neglected classics so it is now a very rare car. The Flaminia underwent a full mechanical and cosmetic restoration between 2001 and 2003, which was undertaken by Auto Elite of Modena. Paintwork, upholstery, trim, carpets and chrome were all renewed, while the engine, transmission, brakes and suspension were all rebuilt. The car is elegantly finished in Navy Blue with Bordeaux leather upholstery, its original colour scheme. Since 2004 the Lancia has formed part of an exclusive private collection in the UK where it has seen little use but been kept in good condition by the in-house mechanic. Italian registered, this car is the height of understated elegance.

The Flaminia Super Sport is a very fine GT and the later 3C (three carb) is the most desirable model in the range. The car below is good example of a later Super Sport that was restored between 2001 and 2003 and is being sold by Bonhams in October in Belgium. Bonhams states that this 1965 Flaminia Super Sport is one of 150 made so its rarity and condition make this a very prized car for true connoisseurs that appreciate Lancia for makers of exquisite cars prior to being taken over by Fiat.

-Jim

1981 Lancia Beta 2000 with 37,000 miles

The Lancia Beta isn't a car that is remembered too fondly by some enthusiasts. Problems with corrosion plagued this car which led to structural failure at times. This was the first new Lancia after Fiat took over the company, and under the hood was a twin cam Fiat four cylinder engine. Nevertheless, the Beta became one of the best selling Lancias up to that point. It would also be the final model US customers would see. These cars are almost extinct on US roads today, but occasionally you'll see a good one pop up for sale. Such is the case with this 1981 Beta 2000 with under 40,000 miles for sale in Oregon.

Year: 1981
Model: Beta 2000
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 37,382 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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Bella macchina Italiana Via!

One very rarely gets an opportunity to purchase a car like this. 3 owner California/Washington car from new, the last owners were an 85 year old couple from Union, WA who purchased it from a long time collector in Spokane, WA. They reported investing over $10,000.00 into this car to get it to the level it is currently. The car has just 37,382 actual miles. Clean Auto Check and CARFAX History Report with no accident indicators. A unique and wonderful sports car!

The Lancia Beta (Type 828) Coupe was produced from 1972-1984, and was the first "new" model introduced by Lancia after it was taken over by FIAT in 1969. This car is equipped with a fuel-injected 1995cc, DOHC transversely mounted I-4 mated to a manual 5-speed gearbox. It is equipped with Rack & Pinion Steering, Power Windows, Tilt Wheel, Air Conditioning, Rear Window Defogger, Shoulder Belts (front seats), 3 Speed Windshield Wipers, Day/Night Rearview Mirror, Dual Sport Exterior Mirrors, Reclining Bucket Seats, Air Horn, Fully Independent Front & Rear Suspension, and 4 Wheel Disc Brakes. These Front Wheel Drive models were widely regarded as being a "Driver's Car" by Industry Professionals and gained great popularity with the public. This car features an upgraded Kenwood AM/FM/CD player and nice 6" speakers that sound great, an Upgraded Sport Shift Knob (Original also included), and the addition of a tasteful front air dam spoiler painted to match the car. Original Wheels are wrapped with Pirelli Cinturato Radials with about 85% tread and has the original spare wheel and tire in the trunk (with cover). Even has the original windshield, and note the cool rear quarter "pop-out" windows! All gauges appear to work, including tach, speedometer, odometer, battery, oil temperature, water temperature, and fuel.

Interior has been redone with beautiful new seats, nice headliner, and good door panels, except for one small defect on the passenger rear. The black carpet is "good" over all, with some excessive wear on the driver's side front. 4 black floor mats are included. The dash is crack free. The car runs, drives, and shifts well, and recently completed a 200+ mile road trip with ease and got great gas mileage too! Lube, oil and filter service was just completed on 8-21-14. Beautiful shiny Onyx black paint is complemented by tasteful anthracite grey racing stripes on the bonnet and trunk lid, accented with a slim hand painted red pinstripe. It sets the car off and looks great! The paint shows well, with the standard amount of imperfections. It appears to be about a 2-3 year old paint job on a very straight body. All exterior lights have been checked and work properly. The car comes with 4 keys and the original key "number" metal tag.

The car will be sold as-is, where-is, with all faults expressed or implied. We will not be responsible for any errors or omissions and serious bidders are always encouraged to do their due diligence and inspect the car prior to bidding on it.

A $500 Paypal Deposit is required with the balance being due within 7 days of auction's end. We will store the car for 14 days before storage fees will incur at the rate of $35.00 per day. We are happy to assist with transportation suggestions, but the sole cost will remain with the buyer. A documentation fee of $75.00 will be charged if the new buyer resides in Oregon. The car currently wears a current Washington Collector Car license plate which will be removed at the time of sale unless the new buyer resides in Washington. We are a licensed, bonded dealer in the State of Oregon, established in 1989. We have 100% positive feedback on eBay so bid with confidence, and please ask any questions you have prior to bidding. We will do our best to answer them in a timely manner. You may also email or call/text David at (503)539-6609 between 9AM-7PM Pacific Time.

A portion of our sale proceeds will benefit the Milagro Foundation, a children's charity in California. Thanks for supporting this great cause!

Vehicle may be picked up from our warehouse in Lake Oswego, OR, approximately 10 miles south of Portland.

Please respond within 24 hours of auction's end and be prepared to sign and return a purchase order and necessary documents to title the car in your state. Any taxes and license fees are the responsibility of the buyer.

Thanks for your interest and Happy Bidding!

David A. Goldenberg Enterprises DA3423
16066 Boones Ferry Rd. Suite F
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
(503)539-6609 Voice
(503)699-6564 FAX
Established 1989

This car was recently appraised at $8,750.00, its current market value taking the low mileage into consideration.

The appraisal listed for this car seems about right according to the Hagerty Classic Car Price Guide, listing a top example at just over $9,000. At no reserve, it will be interesting to see where bidding ends up for this car, especially since part of the proceeds are going to a good cause. You just don't see Betas that have survived like this every year, let alone every day. If you want to make a statement at the next Fiat Club meet, here's the car in which to do it.

-Paul

1971 Lancia Flavia 2000 IE

In the early 1970s, Lancia was about to embark on its three decade long rally domination with the Fulvia Coupe. This small, front-wheel drive wonder took home the WRC championship for Lancia in 1972 and would pass the baton to the Stratos that would go on to win the next three out of a total of 16 manufacturers titles for the company. Sharing a lot of the technology of the Fulvia was this car, the Flavia. What looks like a rather upright, sedate four-door hides a lot of technology underneath, including four-wheel disc brakes, fuel injection, air conditioning and a 5-speed manual gearbox. It might not be the flashiest Italian classic you can buy, but it is an amazing example of what this once proud company was capable of in terms of engineering.

Year: 1971
Model: Flavia 2000 IE
Engine: 2.0 liter flat-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 85,000 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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LANCIA FLAVIA 2000 IE iniezione electronica

"THE LAST REAL LANCIA"

The 2000 sedan kept the central part of the body (roof, doors, interior) and the entire drivetrain (except for some improvements to the fuel injection) of its predecessor, the second series of the Flavia.

The most important changes were made to the front and rear of the body where the designers reinterpreted the styling in a more modern idiom. In particular, the tail was squared and simplified, and the nose lost its separate air intake and headlamp nacelles. The mechanics retained most of the Flavia's specifications including the front-wheel drive, boxer engine, independent suspension and disc brakes all around, with vacuum-assist and split-circuits (called "Superduplex" by Lancia).

The 2000 used the 1991 cc 4-cylinder boxer engine, available in either carbureted form (115 hp) or with fuel-injection (126 hp). The latter abandoned the previously used Kugelfisher mechanical system in favor of a more reliable Bosch D-type electronic system. The transmission (produced by ZF) was a 4-speed manual-type for the 2000 equipped with a carburetor, and a manual 5-speed for the fuel-injected 2000. Since the 2000 was given a flagship role for Lancia (following in the footsteps of the prestigious Flaminia), the 2000 was given a high standard of finishes (fine wood for the dashboard and velvet or leather upholstery) and standard or optional equipment including hydraulically operated power steering (also manufactured by ZF), air conditioning, electric windows and sun blinds.

Because of the 2000s high production costs, Fiat was not in favor of putting the model into production, despite it being ready for production in 1969, which delayed its launch. But in the absence of any other new Lancia flagship models being ready, the 2000 was nonetheless launched in 1971. The 2000 was considered by many fans of the marque to be "the last real Lancia" due to the high build quality that the later models (Beta and Gamma) lacked. It was produced until 1974 with a total of 14,319 examples being made

Transmission: 5-speed manual ZF

Borletti air conditioning working (very cold)

Incredible original condition

All works

Power steering

Power windows (4)

Velvet interior

Runs and drives excellent

Any questions; 3054017469 Vladimir

Lancias of this period are few and far between in this country, as they were not officially imported stateside until the late 1970s. Similar vintage Fulvias in this kind of condition are bringing in the $20,000 to $30,000 range currently, so a sedan like this will probably fall a bit short of that, as they are less well known and sought after. At this price, such exclusivity is quite hard to find.

-Paul

1989 Lancia Delta HF Integrale

There are few cars that combine so many of my favorite things quite like the Lancia Delta Integrale. Born to race, the Delta successfully combined elements of the E30 M3, Golf GTi and Audi Quattro to create its own legacy. The box flares, all wheel drive and turbocharged engine made nearly the perfect hot hatch. Though the Golf Rallye is sought after by the Volkswagen faithful, the reality is that the Delta Integrale was a better car - better proportioned, faster, and significantly more successful where it was intended to race - the World Rally Championship. The Integrale picked up where the legendary Quattro had started and swept to victory in nearly all of the races that it entered. As a result of its successes on the WRC circuit, the many different roadgoing versions of the Delta Integrale were very much welcomed by enthusiasts on the road:

Year: 1989
Model: Delta HF Integrale
Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 85,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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THE ITALIAN LEGEND : LANCIA DELTA HF INTEGRALE 1989

VIN N. : ZLA831AB000449099

THE LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE WAS INTRODUCED IN THE RALLY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1988, AND IMMEDIATELY WAS THE ABSOLUTE RULER. THE SUPREMACY OF THE DELTA INTO RALLIES DROVE TO 6 CONSECUTIVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Lancia designed the HF Integrale to incorporate the advanced technical features of the Delta HF 4WD, and to address its shortcomings as a rally car. The result is a stylish, luxurious yet utterly practical five door hatchback with impeccable road manners, but capable of a blistering 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) acceleration in just 6.6 seconds and a maximum speed of 133 mph (214 km/h).

At the heart of the 8-valve HF Integrale is a 2-litre 4-cylinder fuel injected twin cam engine, fitted with contra-rotating balancing shafts. This version incorporated the following improvements over the HF 4WD: New valves, valve seats and water pump, larger water and oil radiators, more powerful cooling fan and bigger air cleaner. A larger capacity Garrett T3 turbocharger with improved air flow and bigger inter-cooler to aid volumetric efficiency, together with revised settings for the electronic injection/ignition control unit and a knock sensor, boost power output to 185 bhp (DIN) (136 kW) at 5300 rpm and maximum torque of 31 m·kgf (304 N·m, 224 lbf·ft) at 3500 rpm.

ROSSO MONZA

RECARO / MISSONI SEATS

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING CAR, Completely original example with all documentation.

125,000 Km.

OZ RANCING RIMS

5 SPEED

NO RUST NO DENT NO LEAK

LIKE NEW

FORIDA TITLE

RUNS PERFECT

FOR ANY QUESTION : PH 3054017469 VLADIMIR

For me, while the Quattro is a desirable car and I do love my Audi very much, the Lancia has always been an object of desire for me. It flies a bit lower on the radar than some of the other Group A entrants, and being newer many of the examples are still affordable; though with the E30 M3 bringing homologated race cars of this generation up in value it remains to be seen how long these classic Italian super-hot hatches will stay affordable. My suggestion is to grab one while you can!

-Carter

1976 Lancia Fulvia 1.3

For car enthusiasts in the US, waiting 25 years for a car to become legal to import can be excruciating. But dial back to the 1960s and 1970s and there’s plenty of interesting cars that are rare on these shores that you could import with zero hassles. One of my favorites is the Lancia Fulvia Coupe. For a design from the 1960s it was exceptionally clean and minimalistic and hid some advanced technology underneath, such as front-wheel drive and a 5-speed gearbox. This later 1976 Fulvia was recently imported from Italy and was recently given a respray.

Year: 1976
Model: Fulvia 1.3S
Engine: 1.3 liter V4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 60,000 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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This car was imported from Italy recently ,as you can see in the photos it is in great condition with no rust has all the original panels with no sign of accidents, all the instruments are in working order, repaint is in great condition, interior also great condition. Sold with the original Black plate has Italian papers and customs forms. This is a no reserve auction. Thanks for looking and for more info please call Franco at 917-596-4331

Vintage Lancias, like Saabs, have always been the thinking man’s classic in my estimation. Probably not surprising, then, that Lancia and Saab created a joint venture by way of the Lancia Integrale and Saab-Lancia 600 in the early 1980s, respectively. Even with front-wheel drive, the Fulvia is a great handling classic and a hoot to drive on a rally stage. Expect to pay in the mid $20,000 range for a good Fulvia, with exceptional ones these days reaching into the $30,000 bracket.

-Paul

1972 Lancia Fulvia Sport 1.3 Zagato

Its very interesting to me how each of the styling firms in Italy has distinctive features that seem to carry across their different designs. Perhaps when you first see the shape you don't immediately recognize the designer, but once you know it makes sense. Vignale and Touring had inspired if conservative designs; increasingly both Bertone and Pininfarina captured the angular market. Giugiaro's work at multiple firms carrys a signature blend of angles and curves, but one of the most distinctive in my mind are the Zagato designs. Be it an Aston Martin or an Alfa Romeo, the Zagato brand meant one thing - tight curves that pared down the shape to a bare minimum, flowing tightly around the wheel arches with minimal overhangs front and back. Some of the best known Zagato work is with the Alfa Romeos and Aston Martins of the 1960s and 1970s, but one neat car they really added a lot of character too was the already colorful Lancia Fulvia Sport:

Year: 1972
Model: Fulvia Sport 1.3 Zagato
Engine: 1.3 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 21,000 mi
Price: $38,000

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Here is for sale my 1972 Lancia Fluvia Zagato Sport 1.3, this car has a Florida clean title, I am first owner since it was import from Italy, runs good, looks great, all work on this car, take advantage of this opportunity, I am selling because need the space and the money too, any question please write to me at tony1961@msn,com

When talking about really classic Italian designs, both the Fulvia and Zagato's work usually make the mark, and the combination here was both inspired and unique. Though certainly some aspects of the design are reminiscent of the NSU Ro80, the Fulvia Sport stands on its own as a truly neat design. This is the way to buy one; a one owner car that is in pristine condition - and the Zagato name doesn't break the bank here. Whereas an Aston will set you back the best part of a few million dollars, you can get into a similarly styled Lancia for just under $40,000. That strikes the middle ground on the Fulvia - cheaper than some of the most expensive models but about double what a condition 1 1.2 from the same year will set you back. It seems appropriate given the unique nature of the car that this should be the case, and I'd still consider $38,000 to be a reasonable asking price for such a cool car!

-Carter

1988 Lancia Thema 8.32

If you wanted to go fast in an executive sedan that was rear drive in the 1980s, you bought a BMW M5. If you wanted to go fast in an all-wheel drive sedan in the 1980s, you bought an Audi 200 or 5000 quattro. But if you wanted to go fast in a front wheel drive executive sedan in the 1980s, this is the car you wanted - the Lancia Thema 8.32. Outfitted with a Ferrari sourced, Ducati built 3.0 V8 channeling over 200 horsepower through the front wheels, the Thema was an unusual choice to go fast in. It was also an expensive one; the coin-counters at Lancia must have figured that if they priced it high enough, everyone would just buy it. They didn't. As a result, only around 4,000 total of these cars were produced and they were never imported to North America. Despite that, one has made its way around the world - from Italy to Japan, and then on to British Colombia where it's for sale today:

Year: 1988
Model: Thema 8:32
Engine: 3.0 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 60,000 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

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1988 Lancia Thema 5 speed 8:32 this car has a Ferrari 308 qv Motor thats all original

The motor needs some work there are two bad cylinders the mechanic did tests on them and determined that it is the valves so it needs the heads to be done, The car runs and drives like this, to see the motor running and more photo go to .

http://s433.photobucket.com/user/haultain/library/?view=recent&page=1

Condition throughout great shape no rust, the car is from Japan and has never bin driven in the winter .The interior seats are in really good shape, no rip, or stains on the seat .The dash has a crack from the sun and needs to be repaired .

This car is a lot of fun to drive, I driven a lot front wheel and this is the best one no torque steer .
You call me at 778-350-8111
The Car at Clemente's Autosports and you can call them at 604-568-0491
1600 Kingsway Vancouver B.C. Canada

Because of their limited appeal and running costs on the Ferrari V8, these Themas haven't gained the sporting reputation of the M5, nor have they gained the accompanying market value. Despite that, this is a pretty cool and interesting alternative to the M5, Audi quattros or Alfa Romeos and fast SAABS of the same generation. You're not likely to draw a crowd, unless of course you pop the hood and rev that glorious Ferrari V8 a few times. Unfortunately, that will be difficult in this particular example as the engine is in need of repair; however, in terms of Ferrari motors this is probably one of the cheapest you can fix. Does that make it worth it? Well, if the bidding stays low - it's at around $5,000 as of writing - this could make a neat and cheaper alternative to the quickly appreciating M5 market.

-Carter

1973 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S

Lancia has been in a period of decline since the mid 1990s. Around that time the rally legend, the Delta Integrale, disappeared. Since then, the lineup has consisted of Fiat rehashes and more recently, rebadged Chryslers. Now with news that Fiat is restricting Lancia sales to Italy, it seems the writing is on the wall and this is another marque that will disappear. For now, let's enjoy some of the classics, like this 1973 Fulvia 1.3S for sale in Florida.

Year: 1973
Model: Fulvia 1.3S
Engine: 1.3 liter V4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 61,000 mi
Price: $30,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS:1973 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S

1973 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S. Originally purchased from one of the best dealers, Fantasy Junction of California, who imported it from Milan. Excellent condition and Rust free. Good driver. New Muffler. Original wool and silk interior. All interior parts in good condition. All mechanical parts in good condition. Engine runs great. Sport Steering wheel, Original available. Radio in glove box. Tool kit and manual available. All electronics work, clock is a bit temperamental.

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Buyer responsible for all transportation of vehicle.

It's often said that the 1970s were a sort of wasteland of car design. While the Fulvia's origins date from the 1960s, this car lasted well into the 1970s and was an exercise in restrained elegance. For a while, these Fulvias hovered in the realm of affordability, but like many classic cars, prices are on the rise. We featured a 1976 Fulvia 1.3S last month for sale at $22,000. Most Fulvias of this vintage and trim level can be had in the low to mid $20,000 range, so this one at $30,000 is certainly testing the waters. If it's as good in person as it looks in pictures, this one may be worth a premium.

-Paul