– Lancia 2000, one of the last representatives of a bygone era
– first owner said to have been Milano lawyer
– technically sound and most of its paint still original
– amazing specifications
– beautiful wooden steering wheel, veneer dashboard
– tinted windows, power steering, power windows front and rear
– radio with speakers in all doors and power antenna
– pinstripe velour seats, rear window curtains
– with 5-speed gearbox, runs surprisingly smooth and quiet, almost like a modern car
– German registration documents and historic plates
Just like the Flavia on which it was based, the Lancia 2000 targeted buyers who obviously had a bit of money to spend, and were happy to spend it on a car that was both traditional and innovative at the same time. It has come to be known as “the last real Lancia”, as it was developed just before the brand was taken over by Fiat in 1969, even though it only entered the market in 1971.
The 2000 was available in two body styles, a 4-door sedan as well as a Pininfarina-styled 2-door coupé. The 2.0 litre engine was offered in a carburetted version with a power output of 85 kW (115 hp) as well as a fuel-injected one which delivered 92 kW (125 hp). The failure-prone Kugelfischer mechanical injection of the predecessor was replaced by a more reliable, electronic system by Bosch.
Generally, the Lancia 2000 cars were of a far better build quality than the later models developed under Fiat, and didn’t suffer from the type of corrosion problem the Lancia Beta and Gamma were notorious for. A total of 14.379 examples were built before the production run was halted in 1974, with unsold stocks lasting into 1975.