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Model Technical and Interest => Ypsilon, Musa and Y10 => Topic started by: Parisien on 29 December, 2016, 10:12:40 AM



Title: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: Parisien on 29 December, 2016, 10:12:40 AM
Can anyone help Lucrezia out?

https://www.gumtree.com/p/other-vehicles/anyone-moving-to-europe-need-a-car-italian-car-lancia-y-year-1999-for-sale/1203506351


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Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: peteracs on 29 December, 2016, 10:43:13 AM
is that statement true, i.e. it cannot be insured because of the brand?  I would have thought it was more that it was not reregistered on UK plates or is more complicated than that?

Peter


Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: fay66 on 29 December, 2016, 11:16:07 AM
is that statement true, i.e. it cannot be insured because of the brand?  I would have thought it was more that it was not reregistered on UK plates or is more complicated than that?

Peter

My Feelings Peter,
I know it can be a bit difficult after importing my Elefantino in 1999, but the main thing I needed was the Certificat of Conformity ( C of C)
Not sure how things are now as I think they've been tightened up, but as the car is 17 years olsd I wonder how difficult it would be, I've emailed him and asked does he have the C of C and that I could be interested. It's in Oxfordshire but depending which part of Oxfordshire, I might go and have a look, as I still miss my Y.
Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: the.cern on 29 December, 2016, 11:22:06 AM
The car has been here for over 18 months as it has passed two MOTs and the current one does not expire until May '17. Also Lucrezia has been posting on Gumtree for 3 years!!

Brian, location is given as Oxford, Oxfordshire so not the worst scenario!!! Go on, have a look and good luck!!

                                    Andy
 


Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: peteracs on 29 December, 2016, 11:36:22 AM
Hi Andy

You are assuming UK MOT and that the seller has not just used MOT as the UK equivalent for example the French equivalent (Controle Technique?).

Not sure how you go for an MOT here without it being registered as all now done online. Also begs the question how they could use the car here for prolonged time, is that possible with mainland insurance as it is for many of the mainland countries, i.e. if you insure in Holland, you are/can be insured for driving in France for prolonged periods I think, unlike here where the insurance tends to be for 30 consecutive days or similar only. I may of course misunderstood my Dutch neighbour in France on this.

Peter


Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: JohnMillham on 29 December, 2016, 04:12:43 PM
I'm buying it! I have agreed with Lucrezia that she will deliver it when she returns from abroad. I will report further when it arrives next month. Happy New Year to all.
Regards, John


Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: peteracs on 29 December, 2016, 04:24:50 PM
Hi John

Well done, I did not think it would be around for too long at that price...

Peter


Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: the.cern on 29 December, 2016, 05:14:22 PM
Well, that is that one sorted!!! Well done John, please let us know the outcome once you have it in your hands.

Happy new year!!

                       Andy


Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: simonandjuliet on 29 December, 2016, 05:23:24 PM
Must admit that I was tempted as well ! I hope it's a "goodie"


Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: lancialulu on 29 December, 2016, 05:44:08 PM
I'm buying it! I have agreed with Lucrezia that she will deliver it when she returns from abroad. I will report further when it arrives next month. Happy New Year to all.
Regards, John

Are you moving abroad John???


Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: fay66 on 30 December, 2016, 12:41:48 PM
I'm buying it! I have agreed with Lucrezia that she will deliver it when she returns from abroad. I will report further when it arrives next month. Happy New Year to all.
Regards, John


John, you've beaten me to it, last I heard from Lucrezia was that she's in Canada until the 20th of January and I could view it when she came back.
Certainly looked a good buy, you obviously had the advantage of it being close enough to go and have a look.
Hope you enjoy it, I certainly did when I had mine.

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: JohnMillham on 07 April, 2017, 05:42:57 PM
So I'm now the owner of the 2001, 1.2 litre Ypsilon, which Lucrezia kindly delivered last week. Harry would have been proud of me! She even brought me a bunch of Tulips! All for 390.00, as it needed a new battery and "attention" to its starter motor. I need a couple of decent wheel trims and another wheel bolt if anyone has any spare parts. It's registered in Belgium, so I hope I'll be able to get that put right quickly. I'm looking forward to driving it.
 Regards, John 


Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: fay66 on 07 April, 2017, 09:37:04 PM
So I'm now the owner of the 2001, 1.2 litre Ypsilon, which Lucrezia kindly delivered last week. Harry would have been proud of me! She even brought me a bunch of Tulips! All for 390.00, as it needed a new battery and "attention" to its starter motor. I need a couple of decent wheel trims and another wheel bolt if anyone has any spare parts. It's registered in Belgium, so I hope I'll be able to get that put right quickly. I'm looking forward to driving it.
 Regards, John 
Congratulations John,
Pleased to hear it's yours.

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: DavidLaver on 08 April, 2017, 04:23:41 PM

The adventure begins.


Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: JohnMillham on 03 May, 2017, 12:09:37 PM

The adventure begins.
and ends pretty quickly! I have found it impossibly expensive to insure it in the U.K. Adrian Flux was the only broker who got me a quote, and that was based on a value of 600, with an excess of 500, limited mileage, third party, fire and theft. The premium was going to be 1,000!
So if anyone is still interested, it's up for sale. Please form an orderly queue!
Regards, John


Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: Parisien on 03 May, 2017, 12:29:57 PM
John, have you tried it on a multi-car or multi-classic car policy?

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Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: JohnMillham on 03 May, 2017, 01:03:17 PM
Yes, but nobody wants to insure it. I was unable to add it to my modern (Yeti) policy or to the policy I have the Lambda and Augusta on. They all say that they don't insure such cars! I have owned many Left hand drive cars and imported quite a few, including Flaminias, one of which was worth a lot. I never had trouble getting insurance. Most of the brokers I asked found that the insurance companies didn't regard the Ypsilon as a "classic", as in most cases it wasn't old enough. Shame, as I was quite looking forward to driving it.


Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: Parisien on 03 May, 2017, 03:42:28 PM
I phoned my current classic insurance company who told me it would qualify as a classic in N Ireland when over 15 yrs old ( would cost another 50 to add to my group policy) but in GB it has to be over 20! Explanations as to why the 5yr difference welcome!!

Assume the 1k quote was as your main vehicle?

P



Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: peterbaker on 03 May, 2017, 05:51:16 PM
Try Tim Sawyer at Hagerty: He knows everyone.


Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: JohnMillham on 03 May, 2017, 07:26:18 PM
I phoned my current classic insurance company who told me it would qualify as a classic in N Ireland when over 15 yrs old ( would cost another 50 to add to my group policy) but in GB it has to be over 20! Explanations as to why the 5yr difference welcome!!

Assume the 1k quote was as your main vehicle?

P Not at all. I made it clear that I have three other cars and that I just wanted to use it locally, for shopping, etc.




Title: Re: "Anyone moving to Europe & need a car? (Lancia Y 1999) LHD for sale"..290
Post by: Parisien on 03 May, 2017, 07:45:37 PM
I see,  a full premium then, your NCB used on your main car.

Hope Peter's suggestion can help.

P