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Title: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 28 March, 2013, 07:14:47 PM
Here is a photo of the Brooks dealership, which may be of interest. The caption reads "Tony Brooks, another famous racing driver (nicknamed the Racing Dentist...) had a Lancia dealership in England after he retired from racing. Behind the BMW is a Lancia Fulvia Sedan and a Flavia Coupe".


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: ColinMarr on 28 March, 2013, 09:18:43 PM
In the 1960s there were a few people who knew that B20s were fine cars that could be bought cheaply in Italy and imported into the UK. Harry Manning did this with B20s and Flaminias, also Dan Margulies and Tony Brooks did the same. I tried to find out who imported the B20 that I owned, which first came into the UK in 1967. It wasn’t Harry or Dan and I think it was likely to have been Tony Brooks. I quite liked that idea.

Colin


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: williamcorke on 29 March, 2013, 08:14:49 AM
I read somewhere that David Piper brought B20s over from Italy in the 60s, does anyone know more about this? He's still around (and winning court cases) so perhaps Jack should interview him for a piece in VL.


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: chriswgawne on 29 March, 2013, 08:35:46 AM
When chatting to David Piper one day a few years ago, he acknowledged that the money he made from importing Aurelia B20's and spare parts into the UK in the early 60's (often with Dan Margulies) helped support his racing costs in a big way. However he has no memory or records of the cars he brought in.
Regarding the Tony Brooks Lancia dealership, I always found them to be very enthusiastic in my dealings with then.
In the 70's I bought a new Fulvia 3 Coupe, then a new 1600 Beta Coupe from Tony Brooks as daily drivers when Gerald Sims was the sales manager. I also bought a used Fulvia 1600HF (which subsequently needed an engine rebuild under warranty) for myself for fun and the ex-Lancia press Fulvia 3 for my Dad - XYM38N - from Tony Brooks in the mid 70's.

Gerald Sims who was a hugely enthusiastic Italian car fan then went to Ivor Hill in Wimbledon in the late 70's and they became the largest Lancia new car dealer in the UK I believe.
I bought a used Monte Carlo S1 then a new Gamma Coupe from them while Gerald was there.  My dad was having trouble with the Fulvia gearchange by this time due to arthritis and so we got an early Delta 1300 from Ivor Hill and my rh man at work had a company Delta GT which was great fun.
Gerald Sims also took on a Maserati dealership and a De Tomaso dealership - brave man! He lent me a Pantera and a Merak SS,each for a couple of days but I was never brave enough to buy - residuals!!!
Instead I went to Porsche 911 as a daily driver (via an Alfa GTV6 and then a Lotus Excel from SGT Taplow - residuals!!) and I am still there now some 30 years later.
  


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: chriswgawne on 29 March, 2013, 08:48:49 AM
I forgot to say that Jacky bought me our (now her) aluminium Fulvia Sport OPD23E from the 'dead car' lot at Tony Brooks in the late 70's for £200 for the perfect set of 5 x FPS 13" alloy wheels. It had a broken engine, seized brakes, paint falling off  etc etc.
By this time she was driving a Fulvia Berlina S2 and she thought I would like to put the FPS wheels on her car. Neither she nor I realised then that they were 13" wheels and therefore they would not fit an S2 car! Never mind - they are still on her Sport today.


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 29 March, 2013, 09:41:43 AM
Hi Chris, sounds like you know the garage well. Does it still exist do you know?  There was once a Fiat/Lancia along the road here in Maidstone, which was called "Union Street Motors", which had a ramp to access the first floor workshops if I remember correctly. I seem to  remember s/h tappet shims were available for something like a pound each. When talking to David Piper did he mention his experience of the Brands Hatch 6 hour race in the Flaminia Coupe? I can't find much info on that apart from some results and one article. Richard


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 29 March, 2013, 06:06:43 PM
How about a David Piper signed Lancia "cover"


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 29 March, 2013, 06:33:04 PM
Another Lancia importer, Hoffman.Three  ads, an ebay Hoffman letter and a photo of the showroom. Also a David Piper imported Aurelia pic


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Parisien on 29 March, 2013, 07:55:57 PM
No plate evident.....is same B 12 around any more?

P


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 29 March, 2013, 08:48:31 PM
Advertised recently just under 13K. I will post the link later.


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 29 March, 2013, 09:05:51 PM
Dignified transport indeed. Here is the link http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C326543#


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Parisien on 29 March, 2013, 09:08:50 PM
Yes, the one Ade sold on behalf of a late owner of same.

P


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: rogerelias on 29 March, 2013, 09:24:52 PM
David Piper also lodged at John Maltbys house.and was pleased that there was a lathe in the front room that he could use, I met a few years ago and talked to him about his time at Maltbys, he had fond memories.


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 08 April, 2013, 10:58:51 AM
Every one should have a lathe in the front room! On the subject of David Piper, may I recommend the book "Pipes", which now read has set me on a hunt for"Sun on the Grid". Back to the subject of Garages, there is a B20 on this forecourt.


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 12 April, 2013, 07:53:36 AM
Back to mid sixties London, does anyone here know if this garage with Lancia logo still exists? (from Gideons Way) richard


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 14 April, 2013, 08:54:47 AM
An article about Mr Beedon, including Lancia char-a-bancs http://cottonites.co.uk/transport/beeden.htm


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 15 April, 2013, 08:19:57 PM
A nice design


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: chriswgawne on 16 April, 2013, 06:37:39 AM
The Registro Aurelia Italiano's Spring meeting in 2008 (I think) was based in Chaux de Fonds and during that meeting we visited various houses either designed by Le Corbusier or modified to his design. Fascinating. And then the following year there was an exhibition at the Barbican in London celebrating his portfolio of work.


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: ColinMarr on 16 April, 2013, 07:15:01 AM
About ten years ago I went to an exhibition to celebrate the work of modernist architect Wells Coats – this was at the reopening of the restored Isokon building in Hampstead that he had designed in the 1930s. Wells Coats was a well known Lambda owner. I was in the company of John Turner and at the exhibition we were delighted to find a book about Coats that include a description of him giving Le Corbusier a lift in the Lambda. Le Corbusier was reputed to have exclaimed: “Ah, a Lancia – better tighten seat belts!” This was of course at a time when only in airplanes would you have expected to have seat belts.

Colin


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 16 April, 2013, 07:36:59 AM
Thanks for the replies. Found this


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 18 April, 2013, 08:24:55 AM
An article about Mr Beedon, including Lancia char-a-bancs http://cottonites.co.uk/transport/beeden.htm
.          Another char-a-banc


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: ColinMarr on 18 April, 2013, 06:17:53 PM
The photo of the man sitting on the Lambda running board is the classic picture of Wells Coates. It would be good to have a better copy of this - the only one I have also is divided into three sections.

Colin


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: davidwheeler on 20 April, 2013, 08:43:52 AM
The car looks cut and shut too?


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 20 April, 2013, 09:06:03 AM
Part of a letter dated Sunday 25th May 1941


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: simonandjuliet on 20 April, 2013, 07:03:37 PM
"no rain for 6 weeks" - it can't be England then .....


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 24 April, 2013, 09:56:11 AM
1970s Fiat/Lancia timewarp garage http://bbs.scoobynet.com/non-scooby-related-4/691152-fancy-a-new-70s-fiat-or-lancia.html and a pic from the BB


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 24 April, 2013, 10:50:34 AM
Not a Lancia Garage, but this is Collier Motors, with Hot Rod Magazine article in the Further Reading section http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collier_Motors


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: the.cern on 24 April, 2013, 11:57:45 AM
That Danish find is astonishing !!  You never know what is around the corner and long may people continue to turn up treasures like that !!

                   Andy

PS And well done Richard, you never cease to amaze me with the photos and information that you turn up. long may may that continue too !!


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 24 April, 2013, 12:29:54 PM
Thanks Andy, some articles may have been seen here before, but a long time ago, so apologies for any repeats. Richard


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 25 April, 2013, 10:05:43 AM
Was there an update on this lot which included the two Fulvias? Richard http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2216336/Abandonded-treasure-trove-100-classic-cars-including-Ford-Model-T-sold-unless-mystery-owner-claims-them.html


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 25 April, 2013, 12:24:28 PM
A blue Sport in this one, plus some other special bodied cars http://retrorides.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=print&thread=134323


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Neil on 25 April, 2013, 04:19:21 PM
Looks like he has an interesting new job, lots of nice toys!


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 11 May, 2013, 10:29:12 AM
Don Donnithorne house and studio www.christchurchmodern.co.nz/2008/08/41-yaldhurst-rd-donnithorne-house-studio/


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: DavidLaver on 11 May, 2013, 04:24:34 PM
My boss said "Trent, I need you to do me a favor. We are delivering this Zagato saturday and I need you to drive it for a few hours to make sure everything is good to go."


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: fay66 on 15 May, 2013, 11:02:28 PM
Don Donnithorne house and studio www.christchurchmodern.co.nz/2008/08/41-yaldhurst-rd-donnithorne-house-studio/
Don also owns a Dedra automatic as well as other Lancias, helped to get him the last right hand drive auto gearchanger knob anywhere when his broke!

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 23 May, 2013, 02:38:16 PM
From http://www.rrsilvershadow.com/EGall/E1980Belfast.htm Stanley Harvey's RR distributors sold Lancia as well


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 26 May, 2013, 06:55:59 PM
A Fiat/Lancia garage no more, but this is the site of "Union Motors" in Union Street, Maidstone, just down the road.


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 30 May, 2013, 06:32:49 PM
Not a Lancia Garage but a manufacturer of engine gaskets amongst other things. Now derelict but pictured here with an Italian team en route to Silverstone via Sidcup, Kent.(Maybe of interest to London Members) http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/industrial-sites/71386-richard-klinger-factory-sidcup-may-2012-a.html Maybe worth a visit to these old buildings whilst they are still with us?


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Sebastien on 30 May, 2013, 07:54:21 PM
Klinger is still with us.

Well known for Klingerite gasket material, the company is now named ElringKlinger AG, based in Germany.

It is a very succesfull manufacturer of gaskets, heatshields, etc, for all automobile manufacturers.

Sébastien


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 04 June, 2013, 07:51:39 PM
Also http://www.heritage-explorer.co.uk/web/he/search.aspx?start=1&crit=&cid=85&tid=934


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 06 June, 2013, 12:18:55 PM
This is the old Lancia garage in nearby Staplehurst, now a domestic appliance showroom, with a garage still at the rear.


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: ncundy on 06 June, 2013, 01:02:42 PM
This is the old Lancia garage in Derby on Ashbourne Road. I had a friend working there and when it closed in the early 90's he rescued quite a few bits for me.

Klinger is still with us.

Well known for Klingerite gasket material, the company is now named ElringKlinger AG, based in Germany.

It is a very succesfull manufacturer of gaskets, heatshields, etc, for all automobile manufacturers.

Sébastien

A bit OT but I used Elring valve stem seasl on my Fulvia engine!


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 07 June, 2013, 02:54:18 PM
A history of the "Old Motor House" including mention of Lancia char-a-bancs http://www.theoldmotorhouse.co.uk/


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 08 June, 2013, 09:17:34 AM
And Jones Brothers http://www.alangeorge.co.uk/Jonesbros.htm


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 08 June, 2013, 05:18:57 PM
Back to "The Garden of England" and a photo of the old Lancia Garage in nearby Wateringbury


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 14 June, 2013, 10:02:47 AM
At http://edithsstreets.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/river-brent-park-royal.html?m=1 there is mention of a Lancia test track in Park Royal. Any further info anyone?


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 14 June, 2013, 10:06:19 AM
From http://www.oldclassic.co.uk/prewar-lancia.htm


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: chriswgawne on 14 June, 2013, 10:32:24 AM
I have never before seen the phrase 'The car for high speed with definite safety features'. Brilliant. I wonder when Lancia Alperton stopped using it on their paperwork?
Chris


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 15 June, 2013, 06:05:32 PM
Not the Park Royal test track but aerial views "just outside the Lancia factory"


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: chriswgawne on 15 June, 2013, 07:55:18 PM
Apologies for error on earlier post ref the statement on the pre-war Lancia England invoice etc:.
I should have said 'The car for high speed with definite safety values'. Still brilliant though.
Chris


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 20 June, 2013, 06:29:00 AM
Another Lancia importer, Hoffman.Three  ads, an ebay Hoffman letter and a photo of the showroom. Also a David Piper imported Aurelia pic
More on Hoffman http://www.steinerag.com/flw/Artifact%20Pages/PhRtS380.htm


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: chriswgawne on 20 June, 2013, 08:53:48 PM
I love it when car interests and other unrelated interests come together.
One of my oldest closest friends from school (W London in the 60's) Clive, became an architect in California and now lives in Hertfordshire. He has no interest whatsoever in old cars and his and my common interest from the 60's when we sat at the back of the Mathematics 6th form was Jeff Beck, still the best rock guitarist in the world who we take every opportunity to see and meet.
But.....Clive is also a huge fan iof Frank Lloyd Wright who designed the Hoffman showroom.
So our interests have coincided again. I will take pleasure in showing him this post when we are next together again for a few days  in a few weeks.
Chris


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 20 June, 2013, 09:15:42 PM
On the subject of unrelated topics, from my Guy Griffiths post is a photo of his Vauxhall Bridge Road premises, which appeared on Ian Dury's "New Boots" LP


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 29 June, 2013, 11:19:34 AM
Inside Toly's garage+article from http://www.autoweek.com/article/20070629/free/70625008&template=mobileart


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 03 July, 2013, 09:44:41 AM
A fulvia in the background at Garage Dumon


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: DavidLaver on 03 July, 2013, 10:48:21 AM

Richard - your forum award is well deserved !!

That Hoffman link is well worth a click just for the sketches...  I didn't have time for a read but intend to come back for it. 

David


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 17 August, 2013, 04:03:04 PM
Another garage. What is she saying I wonder?


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: DavidLaver on 17 August, 2013, 04:07:09 PM
"I preferred the old side hinge"

or

"Didn't Charlie Crocker leave some money in here for me?"

or

"those carb rubbers won't last five minutes without that support set correctly"

David


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 17 August, 2013, 04:32:56 PM
Here she is again


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: DavidLaver on 18 August, 2013, 08:51:03 AM

The caption for that is "shouldn't these carpets be green".

David


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: DavidLaver on 18 August, 2013, 08:52:25 AM

"Was Lancia or Zagato supposed to put the sills on?"


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 18 August, 2013, 11:53:49 AM
The inner by Lancia and the outer by Zagato, or subcontractor I suppose. The inner membrane is not a full length one on the Sports I have dismantled. I see the 6 x 14s are not fouling the rear arches, which some have modified by means of a roller


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: ColinMarr on 18 August, 2013, 02:31:38 PM
I can’t see her membranes, but her arches look fine to me. Do you think she is about to try a bump-start?

Colin


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Andy D on 07 September, 2013, 12:54:02 PM
Here's a picture of Donald MacKenize Motors of Inverness taken in 1984 when I was up there on holiday.  They still exist today but sell Alfas from another site.  It looks like this is now a Tesco today.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5015/5564401188_bc3a047c44_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8165854@N08/5564401188/)
Donald MacKenzie Motors (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8165854@N08/5564401188/) by Mick Travis (http://www.flickr.com/people/8165854@N08/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 07 September, 2013, 05:33:31 PM
Good stuff Andy, anyone else got a pic?


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Andy D on 14 September, 2013, 02:39:00 PM
Here's something I've just found on Flickr - a picture of Clover Leaf Cars Ltd of Basingstoke taken in 1980.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5323/9681731833_a92dde3aee_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72620239@N05/9681731833/)
Cars 1980 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72620239@N05/9681731833/) by KiwiGippy (http://www.flickr.com/people/72620239@N05/), on Flickr


And here's a shot from round the back of the dealership.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3682/9584686033_51a779a809_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72620239@N05/9584686033/)
Clearing Snow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72620239@N05/9584686033/) by KiwiGippy (http://www.flickr.com/people/72620239@N05/), on Flickr



Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Andy D on 16 September, 2013, 12:57:53 PM
And a couple more.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7157/6779142705_80cf765b4e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72620239@N05/6779142705/)
A Group of Lancias (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72620239@N05/6779142705/) by KiwiGippy (http://www.flickr.com/people/72620239@N05/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6787346539_4aab98f4e8_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72620239@N05/6787346539/)
1983 Lancia Delta HF Turbo & Fiat Panda 4x4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72620239@N05/6787346539/) by KiwiGippy (http://www.flickr.com/people/72620239@N05/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 23 September, 2013, 07:51:50 PM
From Samuel G in France


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 23 September, 2013, 07:58:13 PM
One more, and some to follow


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 25 September, 2013, 05:11:03 PM

Richard - your forum award is well deserved !!

That Hoffman link is well worth a click just for the sketches...  I didn't have time for a read but intend to come back for it. 
Thanks, the Award has now arrived, thanks to Brian
David


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 26 September, 2013, 03:57:54 PM
Three pages of former premises! Can anyone add a UK Lancia HQ contribution to this lot? http://forums.autosport.com/topic/85638-tnf-tourist-guide-to-former-premises/ love the photos


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: HF_Dave on 26 September, 2013, 09:57:54 PM
My local Lancia garage . sweeny & Forte Clontarf , Dublin  I bought quite a few lancia's there. They were good at selling lancia's as there were a lot of lancia's in the area . The showroom is now a supermarket. ??? :'(


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: lancialulu on 27 September, 2013, 07:43:55 AM
How much is that Fulvia in the window  ;D  ?


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 19 November, 2013, 07:35:35 AM
Sent from Samuel in Molsheim


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: lanciab20 on 19 November, 2013, 10:02:46 AM
David Piper did indeed bring in several B20s, one of which, a third series 73 DLH, I bought from John Maltby in 1972.  DP was a lodger at Maltby's house in Watford Way in Hendon for a while.  73 DLH features in the Neils Jonassen book Lancia Aurelia In Detail.
Regards


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 19 November, 2013, 11:33:41 AM
More  via Samuel


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 19 November, 2013, 02:02:42 PM
And


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 19 November, 2013, 06:27:56 PM
More


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Kevin MacBride on 22 November, 2013, 07:43:51 PM
The first Fiat Dealership I worked in...'77 to '89


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 17 December, 2013, 06:22:53 PM
From Lanzarote


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: DavidLaver on 17 December, 2013, 07:24:17 PM

That sky...  I haven't seen anything but grey for weeks.

Have fun !!

David


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Paul Greenway on 28 December, 2013, 05:31:15 PM

My integrale with a Thema 8.32 somewhere between San Remo & Torino August '91


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 25 March, 2014, 04:26:10 PM
No Lancia sign, but 1968 and a Fiat sign.


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 03 August, 2014, 01:38:04 PM
Wadhurst


Title: Re: Lancia Garages - Torino
Post by: GG on 04 August, 2014, 02:58:06 AM
In Torino - Barrone has an old time Lancia shop. The father worked in the factory in the early 1950s - the garage is now run by his son, but had (in 2013) some interesting cars….


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: the.cern on 04 August, 2014, 07:33:08 AM
Some great photographs appearing on this thread.

If, in the last shot, that is standard pegboard, there are some fairly heavy duty bits of kit there. Presumably there was work carried out on commercials as well as cars.

                                     Andy


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: simonandjuliet on 04 August, 2014, 09:25:43 AM
I would love that tool board (with tools) - I would build a wall just to put it on


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: GG on 04 August, 2014, 10:54:09 AM
Filiale in Padova, c. 1960s. This is where Lancia relocated their engineers in 1943 out of Turin to be away from the bombing. The building was later renovated.


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Derek Moore on 04 August, 2014, 04:15:51 PM
Not a Lancia Garage but a manufacturer of engine gaskets amongst other things. Now derelict but pictured here with an Italian team en route to Silverstone via Sidcup, Kent.(Maybe of interest to London Members) http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/industrial-sites/71386-richard-klinger-factory-sidcup-may-2012-a.html Maybe worth a visit to these old buildings whilst they are still with us?

I remember it well, took my driving test in Sidcup in the late 60s in a battered old Ford Consul, 1955 vintage. Used to pass this en route to work in Sevenoaks. Nice to see some of the Kentish garages.


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Jay on 10 October, 2014, 03:58:23 PM
A advert from the garage Richard mentions in Lanzarote. 


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: DavidLaver on 10 October, 2014, 05:10:52 PM

That peg board... Perhaps get some posters done for us to put on garage walls and pretend.


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: fay66 on 13 October, 2014, 09:40:01 AM
No Lancia sign, but 1968 and a Fiat sign.

Not sure but this looks a bit like the one in Park Street Luton.

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: fay66 on 13 October, 2014, 09:47:38 AM
Taken in 2005 at Per Lyden? near Amsterdam with my Dutch friends 2c.


Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Lancia Garage
Post by: Richard Fridd on 21 November, 2014, 12:40:59 PM
Hi Chris, sounds like you know the garage well. Does it still exist do you know?  There was once a Fiat/Lancia along the road here in Maidstone, which was called "Union Street Motors", which had a ramp to access the first floor workshops if I remember correctly. I seem to  remember s/h tappet shims were available for something like a pound each. When talking to David Piper did he mention his experience of the Brands Hatch 6 hour race in the Flaminia Coupe? I can't find much info on that apart from some results and one article. Richard
.      From this link it seems a Tony Brooks garage was on the Brooklands Road Shell site http://forums.autosport.com/topic/36818-tony-brooks-merged/page-3


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 28 November, 2014, 09:04:08 PM
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Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 12 January, 2015, 04:02:09 PM
From Houston


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 19 January, 2015, 05:02:58 PM
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Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 23 January, 2015, 08:16:14 PM
From Betaboyz


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 29 December, 2015, 05:51:25 PM
From French forum, via Samuel in France http://forum.lancianet.fr/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11801&p=122712&hilit=thema#p122712


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: simonandjuliet on 03 January, 2016, 08:29:06 PM
Sorry, forgot to take a photo before I removed the sign on Saturday morning ....... from high on the wall of a defunct garage in Amiens ! Was tottering on a ladder with an angle grinder so a bit too nervous to remember

I did pay the owner before removing it .....

Needs some restoration !

The 2nd photo shows a lovely detail of the "sellotape" around some spares found in the same garage

 


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 03 July, 2016, 12:35:01 PM
Prompted by seeing the Bassi Fulvia at Brands http://www.garagebassi.it/eng/aboutus/   Also displayed, some photos in a folder


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: ColinMarr on 12 August, 2016, 07:10:55 AM
??


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: stanley sweet on 12 August, 2016, 11:07:37 AM
From memory that looks like the workshops outside the Phoenix at Hartley Wintney.


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: JohnMillham on 12 August, 2016, 02:41:58 PM
It certainly is. Looks good in Black and White!
Regards, John


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: stanley sweet on 13 August, 2016, 09:37:28 AM
For anyone who doesn't know, I believe Denis Jenkinson lived above them for a while. It's also where he set off from for a Boxing Day blast on public roads in a Grand Prix car.


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: ColinMarr on 14 August, 2016, 05:52:54 PM
That's it - the Phoenix Garage. Stanley is correct, Denis Jenkinson lived there and ran a business (Weber carbs I think) from there. It is likely that Jenk's ghost still lives there in the company of other illustrious ghosts. See link below for a potted history of the place. Nowadays, the Phoenix Garage is under the capable management of Nick Benwell, who does good things with Lancia and other fine cars. No prizes for spotting that the black and white photo was taken last week. I was interested in capturing this view, which shows hardly any  evidence of the past 50 or so years.

http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/february-2006/101/simon-taylors-notebook


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: neil-yaj396 on 15 August, 2016, 08:28:35 AM
Well done Colin. I had assumed that it was an old photo!


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: dannels on 17 August, 2016, 10:43:12 AM
Not sure if this one has come up before - so posting in case....


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: dannels on 07 September, 2016, 01:38:43 PM
A former Lancia showroom - Albemarle St in London....



Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: srawlins on 27 September, 2016, 12:08:00 PM
Tilley's, London Road, Burgess Hill. around 1988-89, I think....

Flattened now, with a Co-Op in it's place :(


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: simonandjuliet on 02 October, 2016, 10:29:44 AM
Starting to get a bit more time again, so have started to renovate the garage sign - removed from a defunct Lancia garage in Amiens just after Christmas

Gave up with the masking tape after a while ....... plus will stop invading this post and will add a finished picture to one of the others !


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: nthomas1 on 02 October, 2016, 02:51:20 PM
Wonderful! I love ephemera like this. Looking forward to seeing the finished article which I'm sure will be worth the effort you're putting in.


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 16 November, 2016, 03:52:28 PM
Germany?


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: fay66 on 21 November, 2016, 10:38:14 PM
From Alan Cooper


Brian
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Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: cyborg7 on 18 November, 2017, 05:38:51 PM
Apologies if this is a repost, but came across this Lancia garage in another post thought thought it was worth flagging as not a bad location for a weekend away (hook of Holland) nicely placed for Amsterdam.
http://www.franke-lancia.nl/


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Kari on 21 November, 2017, 05:31:55 PM
City garage:

City Garage AG
Landstrasse 108
5430 Wettingen
Switzerland

Unfortunatly no street view from this side.

Regards Karl


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: JohnMillham on 21 November, 2017, 07:11:15 PM
Apologies if this is a repost, but came across this Lancia garage in another post thought thought it was worth flagging as not a bad location for a weekend away (hook of Holland) nicely placed for Amsterdam.
http://www.franke-lancia.nl/
Where I bought my Flaminia GTL many years ago. I think the car has since appeared as a barn find needing a complete rebuild in recent Viva Lancia adverts.


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 04 April, 2018, 12:41:56 PM
From N.Y. Times https://mobile.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/automobiles/14LATHE.html


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Richard Fridd on 04 April, 2018, 12:58:51 PM
Ryde


Title: Re: Lancia Garages
Post by: Jay on 04 April, 2018, 09:37:58 PM
From N.Y. Times https://mobile.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/automobiles/14LATHE.html

Jaan Hjorth is a very knowledge nice bloke, who gave me advice when I rebuilt my Flaminia gearbox