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Model Technical and Interest => Delta and Prisma => Topic started by: flatfourontour on 27 February, 2018, 01:55:46 PM



Title: Prisma Symbol
Post by: flatfourontour on 27 February, 2018, 01:55:46 PM
I am considering to view this Prisma.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C942778

Does anybody here know the car. It had one owner for the last twenty years.

He wants a lot of money for it (relatively speaking) considering it has no mot....

Any tips about the Prisma. It caught my eye as I was looking for something a bit different...

How often does the timing belt need doing on these engines? I assume it will need doing as the car has been stored for years. It had an mot between 2014-15, but apart from that nothing on the online record.


Title: Re: Prisma Symbol
Post by: lancialulu on 27 February, 2018, 02:17:54 PM
sent you a PM


Title: Re: Prisma Symbol
Post by: frankxhv773t on 27 February, 2018, 07:58:54 PM
It looks like this one. I off loaded a heap of Prisma spares to him in, I think, 2016 at which time it was standing in his yard.


Title: Re: Prisma Symbol
Post by: frankxhv773t on 27 February, 2018, 08:05:13 PM
Have a look further down in the Delta and Prisma section for "newbie Prisma owner". I posted some pictures of rear end rust which may assist you in checking this one out.


Title: Re: Prisma Symbol
Post by: Iggy65 on 27 February, 2018, 10:11:46 PM
I bought my Prisma last summer, similar mileage but a fair bit cheaper with full service and MOT. I love the car and really can't fault it as a daily driver. I had the cambelt etc. done as part of the service along with a few bits of cosmetic work. Since then, I've changed the clutch and replaced the exhaust, some bushes and fuel lines so it has cost me a bit more to get it running perfectly. Next job is to sort out a small area of rot at the back of both sills, hidden by the side skirts. Always something to keep on top of. However, to my mind, well worth the effort and modest price for what is now a rare car.


Title: Re: Prisma Symbol
Post by: mikeC on 28 February, 2018, 08:59:31 AM
I would suggest a timing belt needs changing every five or six years, irrespective of mileage, so I would certainly budget for a new belt as a first priority.


Title: Re: Prisma Symbol
Post by: Andy D on 04 March, 2018, 03:05:38 PM
If you are open to the idea of a Delta GTie (same engine as the Prisma Symbol), somebody I know is selling theirs. He actually bought my old Prisma Symbol off of me!
http://www.lancia.myzen.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10214.0


Title: Re: Prisma Symbol
Post by: lancialulu on 04 March, 2018, 04:26:30 PM
As a current GTi.e owner and past Prisma symbol owner - the GTi.e tops it IMHO


Title: Re: Prisma Symbol
Post by: frankxhv773t on 04 March, 2018, 07:42:28 PM
It's horses for courses. I wouldn't put anyone off owning a Prisma, they are lovely, but it's more of a relaxed drive than a Delta I would think.


Title: Re: Prisma Symbol
Post by: lancialulu on 04 March, 2018, 09:50:43 PM
It's horses for courses. I wouldn't put anyone off owning a Prisma, they are lovely, but it's more of a relaxed drive than a Delta I would think.
Couldn't agree more!


Title: Re: Prisma Symbol
Post by: Andy D on 09 April, 2018, 09:37:59 AM
My old Prisma Symbol is back up for sale and is worth considering if you are still looking for one. It's a good car. The current owner is only selling it as he had no interest in his Delta GTie.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C979500


Title: Re: Prisma Symbol
Post by: Iggy65 on 09 April, 2018, 06:01:45 PM
From the advert and the photos you posted last year Andy, this does look a great car. Fair price too IMHO. Having enjoyed mine for nearly a year now and got it running really well, I would say the Prisma deserves far greater appreciation than it seems to get. A very practical and comfortable daily driver with more than adequate performance.


Title: Re: Prisma Symbol
Post by: frankxhv773t on 09 April, 2018, 06:32:47 PM
I agree. Yet again it is the saloon that is overlooked but actually has that subtle Lancia quality of being both wonderfully civilised as well as enormously competent. Andy's old car looks like a gem. No Lancisti could regret buying it.