In the UK, Lancia did at least once stand for elegance as well as rust. Now, as part of the Fiat takeover of Chrysler, lots of big, heavy, bling American cars are being given a Lancia badge. All are pretty frightful, but this 'Thema' 300C is probably the worst.
And to remind you of the Frankenstein nature of all this, there is a 15-year-old Mercedes E-Class hidden in there as well. At least the UK market it seems is to be spared these things.
More on Lancia at the Geneva Motor Show 2011
On Bing: more photos of the Lancia Thema
Which of these endangered 1970s and 80s cars would you be saddest to see become extinct?
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- Austin Allegro
- Austin Maxi
- Austin Montego
- Austin Princess
- Hillman Avenger
- Morris Marina
- Morris Ital
- Vauxhall Viva