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Title: Lancia Appia 4 dr pillarless saloon - project
Post by: Parisien on 16 October, 2012, 02:16:58 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lancia-Appia-4-dr-pillarless-saloon-/271078981896?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item3f1d910108


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Title: Re: Lancia Appia 4 dr pillarless saloon - project
Post by: Parisien on 18 October, 2012, 05:46:57 PM
...16 mins to go....small money really....1270


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Title: Re: Lancia Appia 4 dr pillarless saloon - project
Post by: Richard Fridd on 18 October, 2012, 07:51:36 PM
So sold for 1270 ?


Title: Re: Lancia Appia 4 dr pillarless saloon - project
Post by: lancialulu on 18 October, 2012, 08:12:37 PM
Bargain.

Another for Cristo??


Title: Re: Lancia Appia 4 dr pillarless saloon - project
Post by: simonandjuliet on 18 October, 2012, 08:37:34 PM
Too cheap !

David Laver was trying to persuade me to buy it and cut the top off and make my vineyard car .... would be sacrilege !



Title: Re: Lancia Appia 4 dr pillarless saloon - project
Post by: Parisien on 18 October, 2012, 08:39:18 PM
Yes it went for that...1270......price of a fancy handbag......hhhhmmmmmm


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Title: Re: Lancia Appia 4 dr pillarless saloon - project
Post by: DavidLaver on 19 October, 2012, 09:56:06 AM

As Simon has shamed me in public here's the quick concept sketch I did and a template "for your homework".

Looking at it I should have had a bench seat and the perspective isn't quite right.  Wipers should be a separate motor on the fold flat screen.  That line by the rear wheel wouldn't be there if I had a rubber to hand: I was pondering a trailer type rear mudguard and something more skeletal but concluded a standard-ish looking lower body suited the 1950s style better.  Deep sills like a mini-moke and no doors.  Potential to add a tilt or hardtop and hang-on doors.

Sacrilege or a great way to get some life out of a spares car?  Lots of spares (if they really are any good) could come off it anyway...  Doors, boot, glass, wipers, interior.

David


Title: Re: Lancia Appia 4 dr pillarless saloon - project
Post by: DavidLaver on 19 October, 2012, 10:04:28 AM

The other argument is that Appias are not THAT rare. With values the way they are and a choice of good ones out there nobody is going to take a barn find and do the chrome, interior, make a proper job of the structure, paint. As such there are plenty out there waiting to roll out of a barn, have some love and imagination lavished on them, and go to work.

Aside from collecting the grapes wouldn't you love to be met at the station by that?   Can you imagine it at the market with the side folded down and samples piled up? 

David


Title: Re: Lancia Appia 4 dr pillarless saloon - project
Post by: DavidLaver on 19 October, 2012, 10:22:31 AM

A link back to Simon's "I need a car" thread:

http://www.lancia.myzen.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5387.15


Title: Re: Lancia Appia 4 dr pillarless saloon - project
Post by: Parisien on 22 October, 2012, 09:08:59 PM
So....anyone off here lucky enough to win the auction?


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