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« on: 06 September, 2012, 11:27:37 AM »

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1937-Lancia-Aprilia-Berlina-Totally-restored-/300775244402?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item46079a0272


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« Reply #1 on: 06 September, 2012, 02:10:17 PM »

Not shown on the latest members register, but in the 2000 register was shown as owned by a Mr R.N. Wilkinson M.C. of New Milton Hampshire.
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« Reply #2 on: 06 September, 2012, 02:18:26 PM »

It was a well known car in he club when Rodney owned it.
How about the engine size?
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« Reply #3 on: 06 September, 2012, 05:26:10 PM »

This was the first Aprilia I ever drove. Rodney let me have a go in it around the Castle Combe circuit, many years ago, when the Club used to have a track day there. He bought it due to the fact that with the pillarless doors he could get a full sized artists canvas in the car with ease!
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« Reply #4 on: 06 September, 2012, 06:18:49 PM »

And here it is in a John Maltby photo from 1964 - it's the lighter coloured car on the right.

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« Reply #5 on: 06 September, 2012, 09:16:36 PM »

Are you sure about that picture Colin. I dont remember Rodneys car ever having running boards. The rear light was distinctive as well.

The standard capacity for the S1 was 1350cc and the S2 was 1485cc. Even rebuilding with early Fulvia pistons (giving +60thou)the capacity of the S2  only goes up to 1526cc. The corresponding max for the S1 engine is about 1390cc. It may be some engines have been bored beyond +60 but I dont think you can get a S1 engine up to 1670cc

The car was at the Goodwood 75th gathering last year when owned by a friend of Graham Aylet who I believe bought it from Rodneys estate. It is the earliest Berlina that I am aware of.

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« Reply #6 on: 06 September, 2012, 09:51:04 PM »

I think you are quite correct Ben. The Maltby Aprilias in the photo look like GPA (xxx) and GV (xxx), also known as the Yellow Peril! I don't think Rodney's car is either of 'em.
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« Reply #7 on: 06 September, 2012, 10:26:05 PM »

It is a pity that the number plates are not shown. The companion Maltby photo is attached, taken at the same time. This is Maltby’s black Aprilia with red pin-lines, which was and still is EYV 164. The lighter car has always been thought to be Rodney Wilkinson’s parked in his driveway in Hampstead in 1964. The lights on the rear wing would almost certainly have been junked in favour of something better many years ago.

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« Reply #8 on: 06 September, 2012, 10:37:10 PM »

The car was at the Goodwood 75th gathering last year when owned by a friend of Graham Aylet who I believe bought it from Rodneys estate. It is the earliest Berlina that I am aware of.

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Ben, I have an earlier one -1427 - as I think you might recall if you cast your mind back to a Portuguese eBay auction of a few years ago...
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« Reply #9 on: 07 September, 2012, 12:47:02 AM »

We have a slightly earlier one here in Australia. Chassis no. 38-1356, construction no. 386. Was originally imported here in 1937. Ben I think you know the car?
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