Lancia Motor Club

Model Technical and Interest => Aprilia, Ardennes and Ardea => Topic started by: lancialulu on 28 September, 2017, 07:50:09 AM



Title: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: lancialulu on 28 September, 2017, 07:50:09 AM
A couple of photos from a recent driving test organised by the Colchester Vintage Motor Club at which not one but two Lancia Ardeas were present a rare occasion!

The white one is a Series 2 from 1942 and the grey one a 1954 series 4 owned by member Robert Ely.  

Both Lancias and their drivers did very well but were ultimately barred from competing due to their youthfulness.


Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: Parisien on 28 September, 2017, 08:48:22 AM
Very smart, great to see them being put to good use, thank you for sharing


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Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: stanley sweet on 28 September, 2017, 09:29:21 AM
Like the interior view. Who needs to see the speedo in an Italian car?


Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: fay66 on 28 September, 2017, 09:31:19 AM
Very smart, great to see them being put to good use, thank you for sharing


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I fell in love with the white one when in joined us for lunch at Alderton while on the DEFear Raid on Saturday.
Seems it was commandeered by the Germans in Italy during the war, and was repatriated to the owner by the Americans in 1947.
It's only had 3 owners since 1942.
Brian
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Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: fay66 on 28 September, 2017, 09:33:50 AM
Like the interior view. Who needs to see the speedo in an Italian car?
Stan, it's hiding bottom left behind the steering wheel.
Tim do you have a photo with both doors open on the same side?
Brian
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Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: stanley sweet on 28 September, 2017, 09:39:20 AM
Hi Brian - I noticed it - just amused me that it's deemed unimportant enough to be tucked away. Unless the actual driving view is different.


Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: lancialulu on 28 September, 2017, 10:23:17 AM
Sorry no. I was not there.... Did you not take some at Alderton?
Like the interior view. Who needs to see the speedo in an Italian car?
Stan, it's hiding bottom left behind the steering wheel.
Tim do you have a photo with both doors open on the same side?
Brian
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Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: frankxhv773t on 28 September, 2017, 06:57:02 PM
Here is a picture from Alderton.


Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: fay66 on 28 September, 2017, 11:35:57 PM
Sorry no. I was not there.... Did you not take some at Alderton?
Like the interior view. Who needs to see the speedo in an Italian car?
Stan, it's hiding bottom left behind the steering wheel.
Tim do you have a photo with both doors open on the same side?
Brian
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Tim,
I must have had a senior moment, while the doors were opened to show me, somehow I missed taking a photo ::)
Brian
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Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: fay66 on 28 September, 2017, 11:40:23 PM
Hi Brian - I noticed it - just amused me that it's deemed unimportant enough to be tucked away. Unless the actual driving view is different.

Stan,
was it a case of if it's in the middle, and with a glove box one side, and the other instruments in a same size aperture the other side, it is easy to cater for left or Right hand drive.
Brian
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Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: stanley sweet on 29 September, 2017, 10:40:18 AM
That makes sense. Is the left one of the 3 small instruments a tiny rev counter?


Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: Sebastien on 29 September, 2017, 11:51:28 AM
There are no LHD Ardeas.... ;)


Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: Neil on 29 September, 2017, 01:26:53 PM
You beat me to it, I did wonder if there were any LHD Ardeas.


Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: GeoffJohnson on 29 September, 2017, 02:15:34 PM
Hi Brian
This is the nearest that I can find

Geoff Johnson


Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 29 September, 2017, 06:10:07 PM
The small instruments are (L to R) Fuel gauge, Oil pressure gauge and Clock.
Interestingly the fuel gauge is mechanical, it works via a small cable over pulleys to a float in the fuel tank, which of course is just behind the dashboard.


Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 29 September, 2017, 06:14:28 PM
Ardea dashboard interesting fact number two:-
The Ardea commercials didn't have the clock, just a blanking panel. Money saving!


Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: stanley sweet on 29 September, 2017, 07:15:23 PM
Beautiful little instruments. I do like to see domed reflective glass on things like this. They might be unreadable at times but I love the look.


Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: fay66 on 29 September, 2017, 11:09:38 PM
Hi Brian
This is the nearest that I can find

Geoff Johnson
Thanks Geoff.
Brian
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Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 30 September, 2017, 08:03:40 AM
Brian, I found a photo for you with both doors open.


Title: Re: Ardeas at local auto test
Post by: fay66 on 30 September, 2017, 06:14:37 PM
Brian, I found a photo for you with both doors open.
Many thanks Ade.
Brian
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