Lancia Gamma

The Lancia Gamma (Tipo 830) is an executive car (E-segment) from Italian Fiat Auto's up-scale Lancia marque. Presented in 1976 at the Geneva Motor Show as Lancia's new flagship, it filled the void in Lancia's lineup left by the demise of the Flavia. The Gamma was made until 1984 as a 4-door fastback saloon/sedan (called Berlina) and 2-door coupé (presented in 1977), both designed by Pininfarina.

There were 15,272 berlinas and 6,790 coupés built. As with several other cars of the period, the fastback style of the berlina featured a conventional boot at the rear, and was not a hatchback, despite its appearance. At the car's press launch Pininfarina explained that a hatchback was avoided to save the inconvenience to back seat passengers when luggage is being loaded: "inconvenience" was thought to be a reference to possible draughts.