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« Reply #15 on: 29 October, 2009, 05:00:00 PM »

Thatís more like it, discussions getting more interesting.

Blue, Cream and Green, donít think that is factory, Blue, Cream and Black, thatís more believable.

I think James is right and he has had more experience with Fulvias than us. I donít think Fulvia coups ever had the option of having green carpets, green is non standard.

People with green carpets have in fact black carpets effected by the light over the years.

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« Reply #16 on: 29 October, 2009, 06:09:04 PM »

Right then Angry As i have my sensible head on , but not for long, Cool my s3 coupe which was Lancia Blue on the outside, most definately had green carpets, with a cream interior, and that car had been rebuilt by an ex Mugen Honda engineer, so i would say he did it right. Huh? no disrespect to you James, nice to see you back on.
roger i have no doubt your carpets are green, what i'm saying is my car (1 owner from new) had green coloured carpets, however when the car was new they were black  Huh? the car had never been to bits or even painted welded anything when i bought it it was 100% origional, its brown with cream interior , almost every coupe i've broken up has had the same awefull green carpets, but as mentioned in this thread earlier when trim such as center console is removed you can clearly see the origional colour "black" i've no idea why it fades and it must have done it from an early stage in the cars life, my mums old s3 coupe was light metalic blue, orange seats and green carpet, they bought it at 4yrs old, the car got written off about 22yrs ago and i scrapped it 3>4 yrs ago, exactly the same green untill removed and all the parts covered over from new are black, its certainly strange and i've never seen this happen on any other car but it does , and it is beyond belief that it always seems to fade to that awefull colour, as for being back on , i'm posting on sensible LANCIA related topics where theres no moaning and whining  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: 29 October, 2009, 09:01:10 PM »

Very strange!!

Same combination on my car Roger, although 'Agnano blue' it has cream interior and green(?) carpets.

I know the covered edges are very dark James but the carpet is soooo... green, even under the seats and right up in the footwells,
areas that wouldn't receive sunlight and the colour in these areas is very even with the rest of the 'exposed' area of carpet.

Anyway I might be strange but I quite like them in this colour......now where did I put my flares!!

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« Reply #18 on: 29 October, 2009, 10:09:59 PM »

And shades........you'll need shades  Cool
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« Reply #19 on: 30 October, 2009, 07:37:53 AM »

talking of carpets... anyone know of a stockist of new carpets for an S3?
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« Reply #20 on: 30 October, 2009, 02:32:44 PM »

In black or green??
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« Reply #21 on: 30 October, 2009, 04:26:06 PM »

Very strange!!

Same combination on my car Roger, although 'Agnano blue' it has cream interior and green(?) carpets.

I know the covered edges are very dark James but the carpet is soooo... green, even under the seats and right up in the footwells,
areas that wouldn't receive sunlight and the colour in these areas is very even with the rest of the 'exposed' area of carpet.

Anyway I might be strange but I quite like them in this colour......now where did I put my flares!!

Steve hi steve , your missing my point a bit here, my car was origionally black carpets, i have photo's from 1975 when the lady i bought it from bought the car new, now they're green, even under the seats and at the toe boards, and they've faded evenly all over axcept for places such as under center console where the carpet has been trapped for all these years, even in the s3 sales brochure it shows various trim all with black carpet, i cant answer why it does it " it just does" and i agree its bizzare that its so consistant on all the fulvia 3's and all over the carpet,
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« Reply #22 on: 30 October, 2009, 06:01:49 PM »

after reading what i've just posted it sounds a bit "snotty" wasn't ment to be and i'm not proclaiming to be a fulvia expert i just find it as strange as everyone else and wouldnt believe it unless i'd seen the photo's  Huh?
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« Reply #23 on: 30 October, 2009, 08:02:26 PM »

I have a series 1 1/2 (ie mostly series 2) Mendoza Blue Cream interior and Black carpets. the car is totally original...... with rubber sill mats (and only 23,000 miles).

The Medoza car Carpets are black black unlike a spare set I have from a series three which are delightful Gales Green! I wonder that it is not a fade from sunlight but an "oxidation" effect which would only explain why trapped (lack of air/oxygen) would not cause a change of colour...

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« Reply #24 on: 30 October, 2009, 09:03:59 PM »

 No problem James!

Perhaps Tim its not a case of 'oxidation' but another case of Lancia 'innovation'......carpets that change colour with fashion!!!!

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« Reply #25 on: 31 October, 2009, 05:10:38 PM »

a glimpse of the green carpet appears at www.classics-cabriolets.co.uk in the ad featuring the s3 coupe
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« Reply #26 on: 31 October, 2009, 10:32:55 PM »

I rather liked the green carpets in my car; they went well with the faded orange cloth seats.  I always assumed they were meant to be green but, reading through the above, I do remember them being much darker where the carpet tucked into the cill strips etc.

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« Reply #27 on: 04 November, 2009, 09:23:57 AM »

I can confirm that on my S2 coupe the original carperts are green. Andrea
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« Reply #28 on: 04 November, 2009, 11:34:11 AM »

After Andrea's previous comment, is it a case of green carpets turning black or black carpets turning green Cheesy

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« Reply #29 on: 04 November, 2009, 01:02:58 PM »

Thanks all for all your comments.

What I really want to know, was green an option for carpets for the Fulvia Coupe?

If green was not an option from the factory it is safe to say black carpets turn green over time, and green is NOT factory original.
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