The Lancia Gamma Consortium will be making its first appearance at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show on the 11th – 13th November, celebrating 40 years of one of the rarest post-war Lancias.
Tim Heath of the Consortium believes that there are now only ‘about 15 Gammas on the road in the Britain’ and the club’s stand in Hall 5 will be displaying three prime survivors – a Series One Coupe, a Bosch injected Series Two Coupe and a four-door Berlina.
When the Gamma was launched in 1976, its flat four ‘Boxer’ engine driving the front wheels was seen as highly unorthodox for a potential BMW rival but today the big Lancia has a strong international following thanks to its combination of looks and road manners.
In April this year, the factory held a 40th birthday celebration for the Gamma with examples from across Europe taking part, including six from the UK and, in Tim’s words, they all returned home from Turin ‘without drama!’.
For over twenty years the Consortium’s volunteers have all devoted their time in keeping the Gamma on the road and they are looking forward to welcoming new enthusiasts for this great Lancia to their stand at the NEC.