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« Reply #30 on: 01 March, 2013, 07:39:25 PM »

Look what's in my garage!

Yep, I've taken the plunge and bought Richard's Fulvia Berlina. Went over with Margaret to look on Wednesday, fell in love (with the car) and collected it today.

As David Laver says in the first post on this thread it is an absolute gem, and driving home in it this afternoon it is a wonderful testimony to Richard's skill and dedication to the task of preserving it. Everything essential works and it drives like a new car, even the radio works!. No kidding. Cosmetically it needs a fair bit of TLC , principley the door skins but so good is the rest of it that it truly will be worth the effort and expense. I haven't told Jonathan yet and neither has he seen it, so things could get a bit tense tomorrow morning when he comes to work on the Fanalone.

So, why did I even go and look, let alone buy it? Well, our South African friends Tony and Shelley Seiler are coming over for a holiday and particularly want to take in Fulvia 50. Tony runs a Lancia care garage in SA and would naturally like to have a Fulvia whilst over here. Seemed like a good idea to buy Richards car, titivate it, let the Seilers use it and then sell it on for a small profit. At least that's how I sold it to Margaret but having driven it I'm having a huge nostalgia moment and hope that maybe Margaret will join in and we'll keep it. Oh, there goes a pig flying by!

So, old Lancia proverb, 'when you've got a mammoth restoration project on your hands, take on another'. Insanity here I come. Shocked

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« Reply #31 on: 01 March, 2013, 07:55:38 PM »


Brilliant !!

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« Reply #32 on: 01 March, 2013, 09:38:25 PM »

Gone from one good home to another !!!!  And what a friend to buy a car solely to allow someone else to have a drive !!!!

I'm sure you will thoroughly enjoy it and I can't help feeling that pig will land somewhere out of sight and let you enjoy the car long after your friends have departed for SA.

Best wishes and have fun,

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« Reply #33 on: 01 March, 2013, 11:05:51 PM »

Great Stuff Robin,
 I know both of you have been hankering after a Berlina ever since you sold CTA 762C, which was my original inspiration to look for a 2c, culminating in me buying "Fay", and 16 years of happy ownership and Fulvia fun. I don't think there's a lot of chance of it being sold on though Grin

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« Reply #34 on: 01 March, 2013, 11:27:03 PM »

Thanks for the picture of CTA Brian, I think its the LMC AGM at Carlisle?  My but that was a long way from Sussex and Jonathan took the Fanalone along too.

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« Reply #35 on: 01 March, 2013, 11:59:17 PM »

Thanks for the picture of CTA Brian, I think its the LMC AGM at Carlisle?  My but that was a long way from Sussex and Jonathan took the Fanalone along too.

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Not Carlisle but Goodwood track day about 1998 before I had "Fay" back on the road as I also took a photo of OPD 37E soon after Cesari had bought her from Michael Newberry.
A couple taken at Michael Newberry's Picnic where I first see CTA, and when I made my mind up that I wanted a 2c.
Next are 2 very sad photos taken in november 2005 when she was in a bad way, shortly after this photo she went to Ireland where she has been completely restored by Bill Shannon, a non LMC Member.

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