An executive car produced by Italian manufacturer Lancia between 2001 and 2009 that was available with naturally aspirated and turbocharged engines between 2.0 and 3.2 litres in straight-5 or V6 configurations. Largely inspired by the 1998 Diàlogos concept car, it was premiered at the Geneva Motor show in March 2001.
Lancia invested heavily in the Thesis and, unlike the predecessor the Kappa which shared an automobile platform with the Alfa Romeo 166, the Thesis was designed with its own chassis. The car was fitted with a “complicated multi-arm aluminium-intensive suspension at both ends, augmented by Mannesmann Sachs ‘Skyhook’ adaptive dampers” which were also used on the Maserati Spyder.
This lightly armoured low mileage example is said to be in mint condition and is ready to be pressed into formal service or to be added to a collection.
Offered at No Reserve on 18th May 2019 at Chiswick House.