1986 Lancia Y10 Touring

We feature a broad range of vehicles here at CICFS, most of which are exotics. But the Italians have a way of bringing style to even the most basic of vehicles. While it doesn't have a lot of flair, the Lancia Y10 has a handsome, purposeful look to it. Its beauty is in its simplicity. As a child, I remember seeing these cars all over the streets of Portugal, as they appealed to folks wanting a little bit of luxury with their basic motoring formula. Sold under the Autobianchi nameplate in Italy, France and Japan, the Y10 had a ten year production run from 1985 through 1995.

This particular Y10 for sale in The Netherlands has only 21,000 miles on the clock. It is the Touring model, which has a 1.0 liter, 56 horsepower engine along with an Alcantara interior. All Y10s, save for a few special editions, had their tailgates painted black, lest anyone think this car had a rear end shunt.

1986 Lancia Y10 Touring

Nice and rare Lancia Y10. Car has got luxury alcantra seats and a 5 speed gearbox. The car has only done 35.000 km. Car has traces of use but it is well maintained. Interior is very nice. Engine runs well. Very rare Touring edition, there are only a few left all over the world of these. Tax free! Comes with original Lancia seat covers.

For just under $1,700 USD, this is one of the cheapest cars we've featured on this site. At this price, it would be attractive to ship this car stateside. While not as safe as some modern cars like the Fiat 500 and MINI Cooper, you'd certainly be the only one on the block with a car like this. Not only an economical proposition, this Y10 offers a bit more comfort than some of the superminis of its time and would be an instant conversation starter at the next Fiat Lancia Unlimited club meet.

-Paul

Posted under: Lancia, Modern Classic
Dated: Sep 01 2012

4 Comments

  1. Larry says:

    Oddly, I really like this. If it was already in the US – even at 2X the asking price – I’d want to check it out. Basic, utilitarian, unique (at least here), and actually kind of cute.

  2. Is the Lancia Y10 Touring featured and is in the Netherlands, still available please? If so am extremely interested. Please reply ASAP.
    Thank you
    Roger Erskine

  3. Paul says:

    Hi Roger,

    You would have to contact the dealer in The Netherlands to find out if this car was still for sale. This isn’t our personal car, rather, we here at CICFS post vehicles from third party sellers.

    Thanks for reading,

    Paul

  4. Hello Paul,
    Thank you for your reply. Lovely site very interesting reading.
    I have emailed dealer in Netherlands, thank you for your help.
    Regards,
    Roger