Lancia produced their elegant, second Flag-Ship Dedra model between 1989 and 1999 and managed to build over 400,000 units over the decade with the vast majority of them sold in Italy. Sadly, it wasn’t a great success outside of their home market, but their concept was clear, if not challenging, as they targeted those who wished to buy an elegant, medium-sized saloon but didn’t want to fork-out for executive car money. These were undoubtedly impressive small cars for the period with an emphasis on comfort, ergonomics and an optimal driving position and, with typical Lancia flare, a use of high quality interior materials such as Alcantara. This particular example was initially registered in Germany on the 9th of January 1991 and would remain with its enthusiastic 1st owner for 27 years. Move forward to 2018, and for age related issues, the car is sold to its second owner who would hold the car for a just one year. Realising it simply wasn’t – for him – it is sold in 2019 to a prominent Lancia Club Deutschland member who added it to his small Italian collection. The car has clearly been extremely well maintained by Lancia enthusiasts for over 30 years and is now eligible for Historical registration in Germany for any new potential owner. All in all, it’s a cracking little car for any Italian enthusiast with a smaller budget, and a car that can be driven on a daily basis with comfort and style. All the original books are still with the car with two sets of keys and all neatly presented in an A4 file with plenty of invoices to confirm the above kilometers. The car has a current German TÜV until July 2023. Dare to be different…!