Pininfarina Designed: 1971 Lancia 2000

To the average guy walking down the street, the Lancia you see here is just another cool older car. He probably won’t know it is Lancia, but might guess it is European and assume it is an Alfa Romeo or some kind of Fiat. However, the Lancia 2000 was the direct descendant of the Flavia and was the last car designed by the in-house team at Lancia before they were acquired by Fiat in 1969. To say it exudes cool is like saying that a foot needs a shoe. It is as cool as you can get in a 4-door car and it features a flat-4 mated to the front wheels. If Niki Lauda approves, you should too. Find this 1971 Lancia 2000 offered for $9,100 in Santa Barbara, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1971 Lancia 2000
fuel: gas
title status: clean
transmission: manual
1971 Lancia 2000, 4 dr, 4 speed, 4 cylinder 2000 cc opposed engine , front wheel drive, 2 carbs,nice paint, nice original interior,pretty rust free example

The 2000 was the last Lancia before the brand was taken over by Fiat.
It was designed by Pininfarina and it bared its logo proudly on the fenders.

The 1971 Lancia 2000 was built to be fast, comfortable, and way less expensive than the full-size GT cars from that era. It was a luxury car, but fast and nimble.

The car was designed to carry four adults, with enough headroom for the rear passengers. The clean, simple lines made it beautiful. The curved greenhouse resembled other vehicles designed by the Pininfarina studios. It featured stainless steel bumpers and special magnesium alloy wheels, named Cromodora. The HF version had plastic bumpers. The low front profile was possible due to the use of a boxer-4 engine and the big, four headlights had chromed rings around them. Also, the grille was chromed.

Inside, the design team might have been inspired by the Ferrari 330 GT. The dashboard was interesting. The center dial was for coolant temperature, and next to it was the oil pressure gauge. The speedometer and the tachometer were the biggest dials on the aluminum instrument panel. A Nardo wood steering wheel was added to enhance the premium feeling of the car. For the rear passengers, there were ventilation outlets on the C-pillars and the rear windows could have been opened in a pop-out style.

The technical base was very advanced for that era. The flat-four engine offered 115 hp from the 2.0-liter displacement

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