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Title: Gamma Saloon For Sale
Post by: Betaboy2.0 on 15 May, 2009, 07:38:06 PM
I've decided that one of my Gamma saloons needs to go to give me the time to concentrate on the menagerie of other Lancias. So, here are the details:

1979 Gamma S1 Saloon. Silver over dark grey, with factory electric blue leather interior. Early car with analogue clock.

The Good Points

Gamma is "on the key". It starts, stops, doesn't overheat, the power steering works perfectly. Clutch good, gearbox good, engine sweet, approx 55k miles. The electric windows all work, the period radio cassette works, all other electrics work (with the exception of the electric door mirrors), the door mirror backings are like new and generally it is a sound, together and decent example of a Gamma saloon, which drives beautifully

Structurally he is very sound - no underbody welding known to be needed. Rear turrets good, inner front wings good, sills good. Exhaust good (not bodged and patched).

The bad points
At some stage in the car's life (possibly early on) it has been "2 toned", and a glass pop-up sunroof fitted. It's not offensive but not factory original. The main issues are some of the cosmetics. Doors fundamentally good, but the bottom corners of the rears have started to bubble. Bottom of each screen pillar will need attention. The O/S/R wing is beginningto bubble at the top, and that rear arch has obviously been repaired at some stage in the car's life as the profile isn't quite right. (A new rear wing is included in the sale). There are some signs of micro blistering on the bonnet, but this is only noticable in certain lighting conditions.

The oil level guage on the dash isn't working, and there is a slight oil leak from the oil pressure sender. The tyres are all a bit old and really could do with replacing.
Currently not MOT'd. Not for any reason other than the fact that i haven't got arround to it and haven't got the time to spend on it with a Delta 1500 to get ready for AGM, another Gamma saloon to get back on the road and 3 other Beta saloons!


Well, there we go. I have tried to be as realistic as possible in the description. What it isn't is a concours car. What it is, is a very presentable, head turning interesting, fast, stylish, reliable well mannered saloon. Very few still on the road, so go on. Dare to be different! 


Please message me with your e-mail address and I'll send a load more pics to you. I am based in Wiltshire, just outside Chippenham.

As for price - well, I have a realistic figure in mind. A good home is probably ultimately more important that getting the maximum number of 's, so lets have a chat!

Andy


Title: Re: Gamma Saloon For Sale
Post by: Harvey on 17 May, 2009, 10:42:43 AM
Don't sell too many of your fleet! I'm relying on you having some left for me to prise from your grip once I've sold my Ypsilon... :)


Title: Re: Gamma Saloon For Sale
Post by: Harvey on 26 May, 2009, 02:51:53 PM
Heaven save me from more rash decisions.  ;D


Title: Re: Gamma Saloon For Sale
Post by: peterbaker on 27 May, 2009, 05:48:15 PM
Tried to e-mail you but comes back, could you ring me on 07831588060?


Title: Re: Gamma Saloon For Sale
Post by: Harvey on 27 May, 2009, 09:40:38 PM
Nooooo - don't gazump me! I'm too excited about this.


Title: Re: Gamma Saloon For Sale
Post by: peterbaker on 28 May, 2009, 04:55:45 PM
Sounds like it has your name on it Harvey. All the best with your new friend.


Title: Re: Gamma Saloon For Sale
Post by: fensaddler on 29 May, 2009, 08:05:40 AM
Gammas are lovely beasts, especially the saloons.


Title: Re: Gamma Saloon For Sale
Post by: Harvey on 03 June, 2009, 09:08:09 PM
Brake lights reported working. Insured. MOT booked for Thursday 11th. Sister's furniture auction ends on eBay tomorrow.  :)


Title: Re: Gamma Saloon For Sale
Post by: Harvey on 12 June, 2009, 03:39:24 PM
Sister's garage empty. MOT failure was down to, in essence, the fact that the brakes hadn't been used much. So, the car is now waiting on some attention from a local Gamma expert, and is due back at the test centre next Thursday.

I was pretty impressed that the list of defects was so short, for a such an old car that's spent so long standing! The Ypsi is due for its MOT early in July, and I hope it has a similarly easy ride.

Interestingly, the MOT documentation listed the car's approximate first date of use as 12th November 1978, so it's a little older than originally thought.

I did drive to the test centre very gingerly, as there wasn't much happening when I pressed the brake pedal, so the failure on brakes was not a surprise. From what I did experience, I'm looking forward to my first proper drive. So much torque available at all times!  :)


Title: Re: Gamma Saloon For Sale
Post by: sparehead3 on 12 June, 2009, 05:31:42 PM
Buy a chauffeurs cap please - we'd all like a ride ....


Title: Re: Gamma Saloon For Sale
Post by: fensaddler on 12 June, 2009, 07:15:01 PM
All torque is good, but petrol torque is somehow better  ;)