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Author Topic: What would you change your Fulvia for?  (Read 13369 times)
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« Reply #15 on: 15 September, 2013, 09:36:55 PM »

Ah, good olde Fiat 127 - I liked the earlier 1970s Sport in Arancio Racing. Bought my first straight out of college for 30 - but it needed a huge amount of body work.  The SOC 1049cc engine was incedible with power up at 7000 rpm - managed 85 bhp on RR with DTMR 34 carb back when I wanted to go Fiat Challenge racing!

The rear suspension was fully adjustable for Camber and Toe in/out. Would lift a rear wheel on roundabouts.

Sadly they suffered in UK climate (and winter salt) with rear wheel wells and shock mounts very prone to structural corrosion.





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« Reply #16 on: 16 September, 2013, 07:16:32 AM »

 i also had an orange 127 sport as my first student car.Went really well.I had a few years of tremendous fun in it and it always felt faster than it really was but i needed to replace the sills. It had black bucket seats with orange pinstriping, I wish i had kept it.
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« Reply #17 on: 16 September, 2013, 11:14:34 AM »

When I were a lad I shared a 20/25 Rolls with a friend.  That would lift a rear wheel going round a roundabout on the outside of a Mini but did so in a state of total decorum.
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« Reply #18 on: 17 September, 2013, 08:05:35 AM »

That's a lovely looking little Abarth. Ah.................the old 'I wish I'd kept it' regret. Everyone's got one.
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« Reply #19 on: 17 September, 2013, 08:14:33 PM »

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-127-Sport-/400569883985?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item5d43d35d51

if anyone cares to rekindle old memories! But beware, nostalgia isn't what it used to be!

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« Reply #20 on: 18 September, 2013, 06:30:07 AM »

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-127-Sport-/400569883985?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item5d43d35d51

if anyone cares to rekindle old memories! But beware, nostalgia isn't what it used to be!

Guy

The same guy is selling a nice pre facelift Beta Coupe for a similar price. I'd go for the Lancia, but I'm biased!
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« Reply #21 on: 18 September, 2013, 09:02:35 AM »

I'd want the Beta of the pair, but would deny that "adults can sit in the back with ease".  That's not going to be the case with a 127 either...

Of course there's always the HPE, or the saloon, or a Trevi or Prisma, a Delta, Dedra.

We never got the full spec for the "change from a Fulvia" (or addition to a Fulvia).  Would a back seat add anything?  Would that let you take a rev happy and responsive classic on trips where the Fulvia has had to stay home for lack of space?

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« Reply #22 on: 18 September, 2013, 10:24:26 AM »

David, there's no spec that I had in mind. As you can see my favourites range from an Alpine 110 to a Citroen DS. All based purely on aesthetics and nice engineering. Just cars that always make me look twice and in a dream world would be in my garage. One thing I couldn't live with is a nice looking car without technical merit. I did have a Traction Avant for a few years. It was 1952, but way ahead of most things of the time. I could chuck it around roundabouts like a modern car. I remember the speed on a roundabout caught out the driver of a Lotus Elise who thought he had time to go across me. I remember his slightly concerned face looking out the side window. From where I was sitting it was almost like looking out of the bridge of the Titanic as I hard a-starboarded around the back of him. The thing is, for me, nothing matches up to everything I like about the Fulvia, which is why I still have it after all this time. I was just interested to see if anyone came up with a car I'd forgotten about so I could think 'Hmmm, not a bad option'. I did see a group of Fiat 124 Spiders parked up in a cafe on the French side of the Col de Tende. A couple of us had stopped there too and had a look. There's no doubt, they are beautiful, practical cars with very plush interiors. I think they were all the later Pininfarina Spiders. I could live with one of those very easily but it struck me how big they were. Nothing wrong with that but no way would they fit in my Fulvia-sized garage.
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« Reply #23 on: 18 September, 2013, 01:48:08 PM »


With a lottery win would you consider an Appia Zagato an upgrade?

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« Reply #24 on: 18 September, 2013, 01:49:55 PM »

Definately not. Too small and hot regardless of its dainty shape...
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« Reply #25 on: 18 September, 2013, 03:18:56 PM »

One car which has not been mentioned up to now I think:

Porsche 356

- Superb quality of engineering
- Sports car
- Goes around roundabouts like nothing else
- A big grin on your face everytime you use it
- Small engine + low weight = good performance
- reliable
- no water pump, radiator = no overheating
- can take children in the back
- arouses sympathy

On the negative side, they are today almost the price of a Fanalone, and beware of restoration costs!

(I have now met at least 2 people that own, in no particular order: 1 Lambda, 1 B20 and 1 356, this says something)
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« Reply #26 on: 18 September, 2013, 05:00:58 PM »

I can see this post going down the road of 'what 2 or 3 cars would you like in your garage?' similar to what Motor Sport magazine had as a running feature in the 60's and 70's.
My choice for what its worth (and funnily enough I know 2 other people who have the same combination) is in no particular order: manual air cooled Porsche 911 Coupe, B20 and Toyota Landcruiser.
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« Reply #27 on: 18 September, 2013, 05:50:22 PM »


Chris - not an early B20 for day to day, a late B20 for trips, and a mid series B20 to race?

My answer changes day to day but often includes a Maserati voiturette.  Built as a customer car so a work of art, not too tricky to look after, and to ensure repeat business a whole lot less likely to kill you than a full on GP car.  If Santa is reading this any 6CM or 4CL, not the 4CLT, if its a 4CM the nose like the one in the video.

http://www.streetfire.net/video/victory-by-design-maserati-4cm_2220378.htm

This one:

http://www.wheelsofitaly.com/wiki/images/4/4a/1934_Maserati_4_CM_1500_1.jpg

Not this one:

http://www.motorstown.com/images/maserati-4cm-01.jpg

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« Reply #28 on: 18 September, 2013, 06:03:23 PM »

One car which has not been mentioned up to now I think:

Porsche 356

- Superb quality of engineering
- Sports car
- Goes around roundabouts like nothing else
- A big grin on your face everytime you use it
- Small engine + low weight = good performance
- reliable
- no water pump, radiator = no overheating
- can take children in the back
- arouses sympathy

On the negative side, they are today almost the price of a Fanalone, and beware of restoration costs!

(I have now met at least 2 people that own, in no particular order: 1 Lambda, 1 B20 and 1 356, this says something)

I quite the 356 too, a couple of pics


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« Reply #29 on: 19 September, 2013, 02:28:23 PM »

Other suggestions:
- Fiat Coupe
- Fiat Barchetta
- Lancia Delta Integrale

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