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« on: 09 March, 2017, 08:40:21 PM »

I was just getting round to thinking about starting seriously on my long term, semi derelict Berlina project when I came across a better prospect languishing in a barn south of Birmingham. It's a 1962 RHD 205 that seems to have been off the road for a considerable number of years following a NSF corner impact which squashed the headlight area and buckled the wing. The really difficult bit of reconstruction had been fabricated and welded up but had gone no further.

It is in black over silver with a red leather interior. I think it was originally black over grey but has had a bottom half blow over in the new colour. I rather like the silver but it has lots of blemishes and blistering as well as there being crunchy bits round all the wheel arches. All fluids are drained down so I have yet to see what sort of mechanical condition it is in.

It having arrived yesterday I have given the exterior a clean down and today I have cleaned up the headlight area, rust converted it and brushed a coat of primer on to preserve it.

Health issues are likely to make progress rather gradual but I will try to keep this updated and no doubt I will be seeking advice and opinions along the way.


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« Reply #1 on: 09 March, 2017, 08:50:45 PM »

I love Flaminias, so I am really looking forward to seeing your progress

Even if you don't DO anything, please post photos !
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« Reply #2 on: 09 March, 2017, 08:58:43 PM »

Frank.....just what have you done?! Grin

Have you consulted your local grumpy bank manager, or did you win the lottery??


But seriously, great stuff, lovely to see a quite rare Lancia feeling the love.

Hope it goes a bit more to plan than my Berlina, as Simon says, don't spare the photos.....ever!


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« Reply #3 on: 09 March, 2017, 10:34:36 PM »

The coupe in the top picture is also available. It's gutted, pretty rusty, has a large panel cut out of the side but has a floor mounted gear lever and a triple twin choke carb engine. It could be a good source of spares for an upgrade.
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« Reply #4 on: 10 March, 2017, 08:25:57 AM »

Looks good Frank
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« Reply #5 on: 10 March, 2017, 11:41:26 AM »

Ive still never seen a running Berlina in the UK - quite a rarity - all the very best with its restoration - certainly worthwhile

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« Reply #6 on: 10 March, 2017, 07:58:31 PM »

Here are some more detailed pictures of its' condition. I haven't delved underneath yet but I know it needs at least one patch on a cill. Mechanically it seems to have been drained down properly for storage so I am not rushing to get involved in that side of things.


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« Reply #7 on: 10 March, 2017, 08:01:03 PM »

Bother! Why do my portrait format pictures end up on their side. Still, here are the last few for today.


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« Reply #8 on: 11 March, 2017, 02:54:31 PM »

Brilliant Frank, please keep us up to speed with progress and, as said above, lots of photographs!!!

Good luck and enjoy yourself!!!

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« Reply #9 on: 11 March, 2017, 04:06:17 PM »

Nice to see a Tony Brooks plaque on the car, the garage is still there but sadly no longer sells cars in Brooklands Road, Weybridge.
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« Reply #10 on: 11 March, 2017, 08:54:24 PM »

The crease in the front wing may be challenging. I have an impression the metal hasn't all been drawn forward before the new headlight surround was fabricated. Still, there are plenty of specialists round here.
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« Reply #11 on: 13 March, 2017, 08:08:03 PM »

The worst bit of exposed metal now has a coat of primer to protect it.

I have also dug out the battery which was a bit of a palaver.

First I removed the vacuum tank, then the horns, then I could reach the battery. The more obvious thing would be to remove the grille but that is held in by a lot of rusted up self tappers all the way round its' perimeter which look like they need a double jointed contortionist to access.

Here also is a picture of the headlight bezels showing the one that got squashed in the accident. Thankfully I have a whole heap of spares.


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« Reply #12 on: 14 March, 2017, 11:30:51 AM »

love it! you could live inside it if you get sick of it
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« Reply #13 on: 14 March, 2017, 12:48:19 PM »

Is the battery tray intact? Always a good guide to how its been treated as they always go first!

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« Reply #14 on: 14 March, 2017, 08:49:05 PM »

I agree, that's a good indicator of past treatment. The battery tray is intact but quite heavily battered from underneath. A bit of judicious realignment will be in order at some point.
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