French title Engine n° 826200*2148 - Careful restoration, superb example - Rare and exclusive model - Just two owners in last 40 years - Fresh from restoration by the best Italian specialists From the end of the 1970s through to the end of the 1980s, this car was used every day in Paris by Renzo Sarti, the important Lancia collector and art dealer, an Italian who had adopted Paris as his home. In 1989 it became the property of the current owner who had often passed by the beautiful machine parked in Saint Germain des Prés. In 1991 he gave the car to Technica Auto in Paris to have the engine rebuilt. In 2005 it was sent to the Galbiati workshop in Italy for the bodywork to be restored. The project was interrupted by problems of ill health, and the re-assembly was completed in the Lopane workshop. The upholstery was completely renewed by the Maieli establishment, using materials conforming to the original. On the mechanical side, the original engine was developed by the Clerici workshop in Como, who discovered the presence of sportier overhead cams than those originally used. The car was fitted with a new stainless steel exhaust. In total, approximately €40,000 was spent on work by the most reputable specialists, to ensure the car was beyond reproach. It has successfully completed its 1,000 km run-in following this work. Immaculate in its period shade of brown, it is a desirable 3rd series example with recessed lights and 152 bhp engine with three carburettors. This is a superb example of an exclusive and capable car.