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« on: 20 June, 2019, 10:59:52 AM »

Hi I am looking to acquire a Lambda and have  sourced a car fairly local to me in North Hampshire near Farnham. Has any body got a good connection with a mechanic who might look over the car for me as this would be my first foray into Lambda motoring. grateful for any suggestions.
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« Reply #1 on: 20 June, 2019, 12:21:57 PM »

Congrats Tim, would love to see a few photos, many happy and safe miles in the same!

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« Reply #2 on: 21 June, 2019, 09:32:04 AM »

Nick Benwell comes to mind, but he could well be the one selling it to you!
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« Reply #3 on: 21 June, 2019, 05:50:00 PM »

I was going to suggest Nick Benwell. .....He runs the vintage restoration outfit at the Pheonix Inn , just outside Hartney Wintney....
If I recall, he helped Christo with his purchase of a Lambda!
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« Reply #4 on: 21 June, 2019, 07:22:21 PM »

Thanks for your help chaps regarding this and your encouraging comments. I have owned a Fulva Sport for nearly 40 years so this is a big change for me! I have indeed met Nick and he has a car  am looking at but another has popped up! Nick is a charming chap but I do need a second opinion just to be sure ...this is a lot of money for us!!
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« Reply #5 on: 22 June, 2019, 10:19:10 AM »

Good luck with that Tim.......wow, two Lambdas in your local area.......

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« Reply #6 on: 23 June, 2019, 10:18:59 AM »

One could of course say a bit like the local bus service......I wouldn't go as far to say spoiled for choice!!
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« Reply #7 on: 03 July, 2019, 05:45:48 PM »

Specialists aside, I fear the biggest unexpected surprises are to be found inside the engine.  No original block I've seen the past three years (and I've seen a few believe me) was in good condition.
Luckily there are new engines being built in Italy, but there is a price tag attached.  That's the biggest gamble in a Lambda purchase in my opinion...and off course it's not possible to have a peek inside, even for a 'specialist', unless it's about a dismanteled project car.

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« Reply #8 on: 05 July, 2019, 06:10:13 PM »

If I was going to buy a Lambda I join the Lambda consortium
details are in the Viva Lancia.
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« Reply #9 on: 05 July, 2019, 08:59:27 PM »

I would have thought Jonathan Wood of Clock House Workshop, Little Sampford Essex, would be a one stop engineer/mechanic/re-furbisher to sort anything & everything.

Being part of the P&A Wood family, comes from a good pedigree & he certainly has a passion for the Lancia marque.

Cordialement et bon chance,

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« Reply #10 on: 06 July, 2019, 02:47:35 PM »

Lots of lovely stuff on his website:

https://www.jonathan-wood.co.uk/

First of the case studies is an Astura:

https://www.jonathan-wood.co.uk/case-studies/

Same car at Villa Deste:

https://www.jonathan-wood.co.uk/villa-deste-2018/
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