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« Reply #15 on: 11 January, 2011, 04:09:32 PM »


Anyone know much about the one Richard Thorne is listing?

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« Reply #16 on: 11 January, 2011, 05:35:54 PM »

Only that he has owned it himself, as have Omicron (according to R Thorne). Omicron rebuilt the engine. Paintwork good but not excellent apparently, interior has plenty of "patina".

To me, overpriced - especially compared to some of the Italian cars. Of course, factor in the cost of getting one back from Italy and much the same really.
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« Reply #17 on: 11 January, 2011, 06:34:33 PM »

hi David,i had a look at the RTCC car 2? years ago when i was down that way.paintwork may not be excellent now but there again one with excellent paint now may not be so excellent in the near future -a gamble sometimes unless oneself sees the prep first hand to state the obvious.anyhow right hand drive and the colour of the body and general condition would have seen it in my garage if i had the space and contingency funds for the unforseen.the interior is patinated-but thats to be expected with a 40+ car with light coloured leather seats i suppose.black leather would be my choice.price-there cant be many 6 cylinder GTs of this type/era available for much less money and i would prefer to buy something locally unless i was very sure of a further afield cars condition as i am not very familiar with buying abroad and would prefer to spend the budget on the car rather than use it for travel/import costs.each trip abroad would represent a percentage of the car to be eventually bought.after all if one made 15 journeys to inspect cars further afield that money could have bought a car here.obviously the adventures around the continent would be absent for better or worse. and one could miss out on meeting all sorts of interesting people. also if something went wrong with a car from a local dealer there would be more practical redress than abroad i think.also some may say some models of lancia are similar to maintain costwise but this obviously depends on practical considerations such as spares and model knowledge reserves.so for the moment i will have to continue with my fulvias.best regards richard
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« Reply #18 on: 12 January, 2011, 08:04:40 PM »

Back on the rear valance, most of the photos look the same as the sedan set up to me, i.e. there isn't a rear valance because that is where the exhaust is. The back silencer box is in line with the chasis rails just outboard of the boot floor then the tail pipes turn at right angles under the bumper and exit on what would be the near side in Italy. What there is is a metal shield fitted on top of these pipes running across the car with a slight lip folded down at the rear to partially cover the pipes though it may serve mainly to stiffen the shield.

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« Reply #19 on: 13 January, 2011, 12:06:03 AM »

Have you looked for, or considered looking for one in a breaker's yard?

www.autodemolizionepadana.it

or, to save you trawling through their site...
http://cerca.automobile.it/veicoli/showDetails.html?lang=it&id=121556654
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« Reply #20 on: 13 January, 2011, 01:44:53 AM »

Have you looked for, or considered looking for one in a breaker's yard?

www.autodemolizionepadana.it

or, to save you trawling through their site...
http://cerca.automobile.it/veicoli/showDetails.html?lang=it&id=121556654


That one certainly looks worth restoring.

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« Reply #21 on: 13 January, 2011, 09:49:09 AM »

Yes, look like it.  All depends on what's under the paint of course...

Seems to have early type seats (flat, with the gear-lever cut-out) though a 2.8.  Could that be original does anyone know, or has the interior been swapped at some stage?

If any of you are interested, I have an early type Flaminia Farina coupe interior, tan leather.  The 6 side panels as well as front and rear seats.  Leather is largely shot, but you never know what a clever leather person can do these days.  And the concept of patina are always on the move...

Yours for beer or, preferably, a swap for some part I need (Aprilia / Aurelia / Flavia); my needs list is long.  Got a transaxle, rear de-dion, engine blocks too.  Having migrated from Flam's to Aur's, and not expecting to move back, they are all surplus to requirements.
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« Reply #22 on: 13 January, 2011, 09:06:40 PM »

I have mailed the seller of that one. So will see what he has to say...

So reserve the interior please!! Although someone likely to snap it up. How about 2 beers  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: 16 January, 2011, 10:04:15 AM »

There is one coming up at the Paris Retromobile auction on the 4th Feb 2011.
Guide 15,000-20,000 euro.
http://www.artcurial.com/en/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=1957+++++280+&refno=10332868
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« Reply #24 on: 16 January, 2011, 08:23:38 PM »

This was a nice one:
100'000 km
just 2 owners, with complete history
absolutely original
The 2.5 3B engine, much more powerful than the earlier single carb version.

The interior responded well to Hide Food, it had a nice "Personal" wooden wheel (original steering wheel in the trunk).
When I owned it, it blew a headgasket when leaving for the Dordogne, I had the engine repaired, the carburetor tuned, and the accelerator pumps redone (to cure a flatspot).
I enjoyed it for one year, my small children loved it, I would have let my wife drive it, everything worked so well, the suspension, the brakes (completely redone before I purchased the car). The engine pulled just like a tractor, with a nice noise (typical of those V6-engines). The gearbox, with its synchronized 4 gears was easy to handle compared to the Aurelia.

I had difficulties finding a buyer, the original bodywork started to show some rust, but it was honest rust, not the kind that comes out one year after a full respray. I sold it to someone who enjoyed driving it, that was 7 years ago, in 2004.


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« Reply #25 on: 16 January, 2011, 10:21:39 PM »

Lovely. That would do just fine. Where is it now!
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« Reply #26 on: 17 January, 2011, 10:08:02 PM »

"Seems to have early type seats (flat, with the gear-lever cut-out) though a 2.8.  Could that be original does anyone know, or has the interior been swapped at some stage?"

I rather thought all Flaminias had a column shift and the floor shift was a Nardi conversion. Am I mistaken?

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« Reply #27 on: 17 January, 2011, 10:15:09 PM »

I believe all coupes, Tourings and Zagatos came standard with floor shifts (in the Flaminia).
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« Reply #28 on: 19 January, 2011, 07:58:50 PM »

Sadly have decided to give up on the Flaminia idea. Just not wealthy enough to go through with it. Thanks for the posts and support though. However, a purchase is to be made, if not quite as "classic". See the Thema thread!
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« Reply #29 on: 23 January, 2011, 11:16:05 AM »

You should have persisted with your Flaminia search, this one has just come up for sale on ebay, it's an early 2.5 single carb model and has been off the road for the last 40 years, a nice project, but sadly not really economically viable unless you can do EVERYTHING yourself.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LANCIA-BLUE-/110638710903?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item19c294c077
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