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    Half a century young. The New Cars of 1972. Part Two

    A number of cars are celebrating their fiftieth anniversary this year. That's a decent number, because 1972 brought a lot of new car models. Traditionally, we put a number of newcomers from the past in the spotlight. Today we present part two, with two new Italians from then: the Fiat 126 and the Lancia Beta. In October 1972 debuted Read more

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    Lancia Delta. A compact hatchback still became legendary

    In 1979 Lancia showed the new Delta to the public. The Lancia Delta was the result of project Y5, which was started in 1974 by Lancia's head of the development department - Sergio Camuffo. Giorgetto Giugiaro took care of the lines. The model with the signature corners actually became the first standalone premium model in the market Read more

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    Lancia Beta: Beautiful!

    When Fiat took over Lancia in 1969, the company had ceased to be a technical director the year after the death of technical director Antonio Fessia. Ing. Sergio Camuffo was given the task of developing the new Lancia model in the early 1970s. Read more

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    Lancia and the beauty of coachwork con il telaio storico

    Today, car manufacturers are tumbling over each other to develop as many new models and trim levels as possible. Yes, the rat race has been stopped by a certain pandemic. But still: there are so many developments. Take Mercedes-Benz for example. A press representative who was very kind to me once dropped the count Read more

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    Lancia Beta Coupé 1600: Young and fresh

    For many classic car enthusiasts, the car is usually a 'she'. And this Lancia Beta Coupé 1600 is not just any car. Despite her age of 45 years, this Italian is still almost flawless. So she is from a different generation and yet the lines still give her youth. You would make the model timeless Read more

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    The Autobianchi A112. From road planner to evergreen

    The Autobianchi A112 is presented on October 2, 1969. It marks an era where the application of front-wheel drive and the creation of optimal space is increasingly prominent on manufacturers' agendas. The Autobianchi A1 that emerged from Giacosa's project X2/112 is a success. The Italian Supermini, which Gandini also had a hand in, Read more

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    Make Lancia great again!

    While the turbulent 1963, full of hope and hatred, makes history, the sun shines in Italy with the creation of the Lamborghini brand and the start of production of Lancia's most famous car ever. Designer Piero Castagnero delivers a masterpiece with his design that would never surpass the brand. But not alone Read more

  • InterClassics Maastricht

    History of Lancia main act at InterClassics Maastricht 2019

    The Italian brand Lancia will take center stage during the 26th edition of InterClassics Maastricht. The highlights from the more than 100 years rich history of the brand will be presented in collaboration with the Lancia Club Netherlands and Belgium and various museums. Enthusiasts can indulge themselves during InterClassics Maastricht 2019. That will be Read more

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    The Lancia Gamma 2500 ie (Iniezione Elettronica)

    Completely in contradiction with the sober, exuberantly understated appearance of the yet so wildly sporty Fulvia, there is also a Lancia Gamma 2500 ie (Iniezione Elettronica, from 1981) from 1982. FIAT had incorporated the financially underperforming Lancia in 1969 and the Gamma is the last model that is still completely Read more

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    The Lancia Delta HF Turbo. a Fiat Ritmo on steroids

    During a recent world trip to Cadzand Bad, which was taken over by Flanders, we passed a closed garage. The proprietor may have discontinued the sale, but he still had some nice things in reserve. In the shop window was – among other things – a very nice Lancia HF Integrale. And then Read more

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