LANCIA GAMMA COUPE
2-door 4-seater saloon.
Silk purse out of sow's ear. Repeating the trick with the Fiat 130, Pininfarina produced a handsome coupé on the unpromising saloon's platform. Wheelbase shortened by 4.5ins, otherwise identical running gear, 140bhp and 120mph plus with largest fuel injection engine. Small engine not sold here, and coupé not actually marketed in UK until 1978. Style reminiscent of FIAT 130 coupé, which is reasonable - same styling house, and same (restricted) market sector. Like the saloon, though, this was a 'nearly' car.