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1978 Lancia Gamma Coupé 2500

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£8,745

  • Mileage~52,000
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine2.5L
  • LocationBirmingham

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1978 Lancia Gamma Coupé 2500

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Introduction

Glyn Parry
Professional Consigner

Lancia's flagship car, now a rare and fine classic with iconic styling by Pininfarina - the Gamma.

The Lancia Gamma Series 1 (aka Tipo 830) is an executive car, this is the 2-door coupé designed by Pininfarina, only 4,306 were ever manufactured, and this being 1 of 12 still on the road today - it's a rather rare sight.

The series 1 Gamma 2500, is responsible for replacing both the Flavia and the Fiat 130, it was powered by a specially designed 2.5L carburetor 8v SOHC flat-4 producing 140bhp.

The bright paint and rarity of these cars really grabbed Amjad's attention, so much so that he did a round trip to Scotland to test drive the car, and ended up driving it all the way back, adding it to his eclectic collection of classics.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Amjad the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Finished in a lively red and being such a unique car, we couldn't help adding it to our collection.

As most of our dedicated followers know, we only source the very best and unique cars we can from like-minded private collectors and enthusiasts. However, recently we opened up our service to trusted classic and performance specialists. Amjad is one of those verified specialists and we're glad to be working with him - he has an eye for detail and we love the cars he finds.

Amjad and his friend recently started purchasing a specialist collection of classics, purchasing and selling rare models, the Gamma being one from their collection. He reports the previous owner was an avid Lancia enthusiast and rarely used the car throughout his ownership, hence the relatively low mileage.

Amjad will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the car in the comments below.

Amjad
Vehicle Owner

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Exterior

Designed by arguably the best Italian styling house, Pininfarina, and coated in a deep red with black trim.

Wheels and Tyres

These intricately designed Lancia alloys look great all-around, finished to a high standard and show signs of care throughout previous ownership.

The wheels are fitted in Mastersteel Pro, Bridgestone and Kumho rubber dated around 2001, the tyres are around 20 years old, but still show a good amount of tread due to the little mileage covered.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a closer look at the wheels are tyres.

Bodywork

The bodywork looks good on this Gamma, as all the panels appear straight with flush shut lines and even looking panel gaps. When photographing the car we noticed some very minor areas of surface corrosion to the bonnet, roof, and A pillar. A small dent on the bonnet and a little scuff to the rear bumper, in line with the age and mileage of the car.

We have taken hi-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.

Paint

We really like the choice of colour on this Gamma, a vibrant red that has really stood the test of time. The finish of the paint really stands out and appears even in coverage and colour across each panel.

Again, the images taken are from different angles and reflections to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. Please take the time to fully assess the condition.

Glass and Trim

The glass looks to be in great condition all around. The black trim/rubber seals look good too and in line with the rest of the car.

Please view the images and videos of the glass to see in detail.

Interior

Usable, spacious, and comfortable - ticking all the boxes for a high-end executive car back in the day.

Seats and Carpets

A beautiful well cared for '70s interior finished with light brown seats and darker carpets. The interior appears in good condition and looks to be in line with the age and mileage of the car, with just some light age related marks on the carpets.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a closer look at the interior of the Gamma.

Dashboard

A great looking interior and a dashboard to match, and again it looks to be in line with the age and mileage of the car - free from cracks or major wear.

Amjad reports all the dials, gauges, and buttons are working as expected, including the clock.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a closer look.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The '70s styled black steering wheel is fitted along with a black gear-stick.

Both the gear stick and steering wheel appear in great condition in line with the rest of the interior.

Mechanics

Pressure cast in alloy with wet cylinder liners, the engine was light and produced 140bhp, with torque available from just 2,000 rpm.

Engine and Gearbox

Powered by a specially designed 2.5L carburetor 8v SOHC flat-4 producing 140bhp, the car started very well on the push of a button. Please view the mechanical video to see the car starting from cold with no dramas.

We have also captured a video out on the open road showing the car swiftly changing through the gears and working its way up to speed. We've also captured videos and photos of the engine bay and underneath the car for you to view.

Suspension and Brakes

Just like the rest of the car, the suspension and brakes appear to have been given the proper attention over its life, providing the driver with a comfortable ride with prompt stopping power.

The owner reports no knocking noises from the brakes or suspension, as seen and heard in the mechanical video.

The Drive

Designed as Lanica's flagship model, an executive car to replace the Flavia and the Fiat 130, the car is fitted with luxurious seats and offers comfort cruising on long trips.

Amjad reports a fun, quick drive in the car and mentions the car is ready to drive away and be enjoyed.

Electrics and Other

The car is fitted with an uprated modern radio head unit that works well within the car. The car has a powered aerial fitted, but is not currently working as the wrong model was ordered.

Please take a look at the photos for a detailed view of this car.

History and Paperwork

A very healthy stack of provenance comes with this car and is ideal for shows and touring next summer.

The car comes with MOTs dating back '87, original manuals, and its V5 - please take a look at the history reports below.

Finished in a vibrant red and being 1 of 12 still on the roads, it's your opportunity to get your hands on a rather special Lancia.

This is an auction on behalf of a trade seller and normal auction rules apply, i.e. there is no warranty, no return policy and bids are binding with more info in our terms and conditions. As you can see, we go to great lengths to represent the car as fully and as accurately as we can, so please take time to review the entire listing, images, and videos and also ask any questions you may have in the 'Ask Owner' section before placing your bid.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
03.09.2021 MOT 51,853
12.07.2016 MOT 51,777
03.07.2015 MOT 51,588
08.09.1999 MOT 51,520
19.06.1998 MOT 51,468
07.12.1992 MOT 51,114
14.08.1991 MOT 48,794
26.02.1988 MOT 41,569
20.02.1987 MOT 41,395
Key Details
  • ModelGamma
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date06.09.1978
  • CC2484CC
  • Mileage~52,000
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourRed
  • Interior ColourGrey
  • Interior TrimCloth
  • Chassis #830AC0001801
  • Engine #004809
  • MOTYes. Exp - 02.09.2022
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers10
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Tyre BrandMastersteel/Bridgestone/Kumho
  • Security SysYes
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypeTrade - No Warranties
  • Key FeatureRarity







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