Concept Car of the Week: Lancia Megagamma (1978)

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Visitors to the 1978 Turin Auto show expected the latest Giugiaro sports car concept. Instead, they were shocked to see a truncated version of Lancia’s Gamma fastback sedan. What was it? A little utility van? A stumpy estate wagon? The Italian maestro had in fact invented the MPV

“You’ve designed a car for plumbers!” was one of the kinder things said about the blocky little five-door hatchback revealed at the Lancia stand at the 1978 Turin Auto Show.

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