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« on: 13 September, 2012, 04:21:29 PM »

There's a lot of noise on the wires about a B24 Convertible that sold at auction for $242,000 USD.

Not such a surprising price these days you say; so why the coverage in mainstream press?

Here's the answer;


The car has been off the road for more than 40 years and is untouched, supposedly.  I'm not sure those bi-colour seats are original though: does anyone here know?

Here's coverage and a video:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/12/dirty-lancia_n_1878297.html

Crazy times.
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« Reply #1 on: 13 September, 2012, 05:48:01 PM »

Also a few pics and comment on CNN. http://money.cnn.com/gallery/autos/2012/09/12/dirty-lancia-auction/6.html richard
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« Reply #2 on: 14 September, 2012, 09:43:11 AM »

Have to say it does look lovely and completely straight in those CNN pictures.  Seats look good too!  It will be a lovely thing when it's cleaned-up and prepared for use - much nicer than a fully restored one to my way of thinking, so perhaps the price does make sense.
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« Reply #3 on: 14 September, 2012, 11:17:49 AM »

Also a few pics and comment on CNN. http://money.cnn.com/gallery/autos/2012/09/12/dirty-lancia-auction/6.html(not sure how to send the link more easily)richard

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you need to remove (not     off the end of the link for it to work.

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« Reply #4 on: 14 September, 2012, 01:13:38 PM »

I totally agree William.A "hard top"would be nice too.    Thanks for the tip Brian.I now realise the link becomes  automatic once typed .richard                                       
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« Reply #5 on: 18 September, 2012, 01:39:58 PM »

Sad that it should appear on CNNMoney.  Wonder why they did not even give it a wash?  Even so, it outshines anything else there.   What a shame it is in the USA, I am sure it will be "restored" and spoiled.
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