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Model Technical and Interest => Ypsilon, Musa and Y10 => Topic started by: lancialulu on 20 January, 2020, 12:04:19 PM



Title: Y10 Press Car
Post by: lancialulu on 20 January, 2020, 12:04:19 PM
Does anyone know if B333XKM Y10 Fire was a press car?


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: Neil on 20 January, 2020, 12:21:33 PM
I think Mark Lima might know.


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: frankxhv773t on 21 January, 2020, 07:56:42 PM
Yes, tested by Motorsport magazine in October '85. Later it was owned by Peter Deitsch who did a brief write up on it in Auto Italia. Y10 Turbo.


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: nyssa7 on 21 January, 2020, 08:03:19 PM
Well thatís embarrassing, just emailed Tim that B331XKM was the Motor road test Y10 Turbo, so guess B333XKM probably a press car

Now just realised I have B330XKM - the ex Peter Dietsch Y10 Turbo sat in my garage 🙀


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: lancialulu on 21 January, 2020, 09:30:54 PM
Yes, tested by Motorsport magazine in October '85. Later it was owned by Peter Deitsch who did a brief write up on it in Auto Italia. Y10 Turbo.
Frank can you copy the Motorsport piece please? Tim


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: lancialulu on 21 January, 2020, 09:38:43 PM
Yes, tested by Motorsport magazine in October '85. Later it was owned by Peter Deitsch who did a brief write up on it in Auto Italia. Y10 Turbo.
Frank can you copy the Motorsport piece please? Tim
Just seen the Motorsport article on line and its not B333XKM BUT A TURBO B335XKM......


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: frankxhv773t on 22 January, 2020, 02:13:54 PM
Guess what? Dyslexia works on reading numbers as well. Here is a scan of the Auto Italia article.


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: Neil on 22 January, 2020, 03:31:15 PM
I'll stand on my head to read it  ;)


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: Mikenoangelo on 22 January, 2020, 05:02:04 PM
That's the snag with smart phones - turn 'em over and the picture stays the wrong way up ;D ;D

Mike


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: lancialulu on 22 January, 2020, 05:06:51 PM
Yes, tested by Motorsport magazine in October '85. Later it was owned by Peter Deitsch who did a brief write up on it in Auto Italia. Y10 Turbo.
Frank can you copy the Motorsport piece please? Tim
Just seen the Motorsport article on line and its not B333XKM BUT A TURBO B335XKM......
still not 333 and also not the MS 335 ???.


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: frankxhv773t on 23 January, 2020, 12:06:06 PM
Bloomin computers. The Auto Italia article scanned upside down, I have it saved the right way up in my computer memory from which I posted the picture but it appears inverted again in the forum post. You just can't win.


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: SanRemo78 on 27 January, 2020, 07:46:11 PM
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1985-B-LANCIA-Y10-FIRE-4-SPEED-MANUAL/333495853039?hash=item4da5e6dfef:g:mQkAAOSwYOxeLur9

Guy


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: frankxhv773t on 27 January, 2020, 08:22:31 PM
I spotted that too. It'll be interesting to see how much a Y10 can make. In general terms you'd say a car that good should be worth the money whatever it is but the biggest question is whether there is enough interest in Y10s for there to be a buyer out there. Mine wasn't far off that when I bought it for £450 and mine is a better equipped model. I may of course have to eat my words if you catch me turning up at next years AGM in it!


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: Jai Sharma on 27 January, 2020, 11:00:39 PM
I wonder how much it would be if it had five speeds :-)


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: lancianut666 on 28 January, 2020, 07:40:07 PM
This bloke must have a time machine and gone back to 1985 to take those pictures...Eeh well mine will look like that soon!
Clarkey


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: fay66 on 28 January, 2020, 10:29:41 PM
I think my Y10 fire was 336 XKM, I'll look out the photos.
Brian
8227  8)


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: mikeC on 31 January, 2020, 05:10:30 PM
Motor road tested Y10 Turbo B331 XKM in the 22 June 1985 issue, Sports Car tested Y10 Turbo B335 YKK in August 1985, and Motor published a 'Brief Test' of a Y10 Fire in 23 November 1985, but I don't have a copy of the latter so cannot confirm a Reg Number.


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: mikeC on 18 February, 2020, 05:10:39 PM
I wonder how much it would be if it had five speeds :-)

The eBay car does have five speeds: I went to look at it yesterday as it's only a few miles from home.

It's a super little car, no blemishes that I could find on the paintwork apart from a chip on the wing-top under the bonnet (bare metal, but not rusty). There's a small scuff on the rear bumper, and a bit of alloy corrosion under the bonnet, but it does look like a two year-old car. The seller describes it as 'mechanically spot on', which I would dispute: the clutch pedal is sticky and probably needs a new cable, the brakes are spongy, again probably needs flushing and new fluid, the cambelt hasn't been changed in living memory, all the tyre are crazed and need replacing ... you get the idea! Basically it has been parked up and mechanically neglected, but a thorough service should sort it out - apart from the clutch and brakes, it drives really nicely.

It was registered by Lancar in August 1984, and sold through Tony Brooks to the only registered owner in October, so I doubt it was ever a road test car, but presumably was one of the first imports; I wonder why Lancar pre-registered it/

All in all, a lovely buy, but as has been pointed out, that's a lot of money for a Y10!


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: frankxhv773t on 18 February, 2020, 06:16:26 PM
Having just replaced the rear brake flexi hose on my Y10 I suspect this one needs the back axle taking out and having its' one replaced. Being first sold by Tony Brooks is interesting as my Flaminia was first sold by his garage too.


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: fay66 on 20 February, 2020, 10:17:03 PM
Motor road tested Y10 Turbo B331 XKM in the 22 June 1985 issue, Sports Car tested Y10 Turbo B335 YKK in August 1985, and Motor published a 'Brief Test' of a Y10 Fire in 23 November 1985, but I don't have a copy of the latter so cannot confirm a Reg Number.
Just spotted B333XKM for sale  by
 www classic wise Co. Uk
Y10 Fire 45.000 miles one owner looks really nice and £3995.00..
Brian
8227   8)


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: frankxhv773t on 21 February, 2020, 12:38:49 AM
It's the one the thread is all about Brian. They are going to have to try every outlet they can find at that price I think. Note the lack of any mention of an MOT. Kevinlincs suggests it's not "ready to go" but has been immobile for years and more in need of recommissioning.


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: fay66 on 21 February, 2020, 11:51:35 AM
It's the one the thread is all about Brian. They are going to have to try every outlet they can find at that price I think. Note the lack of any mention of an MOT. Kevinlincs suggests it's not "ready to go" but has been immobile for years and more in need of recommissioning.
Thanks Frank,
I'd forgotten it was this one🙄
I think they'll have to try hard as well, haven't seen a Y10 fetch that sort of money for a long time.
Being that it's a business selling it, I assumed it was Mot'd, I might give them  a ring later.
Brian
8227  8)


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: mikeC on 21 February, 2020, 04:22:08 PM
It's not MOTd at the moment, although I would expect them to put a certificate on it if they were able to sell it at anywhere near that price!


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: fay66 on 21 February, 2020, 05:19:36 PM
It's not MOTd at the moment, although I would expect them to put a certificate on it if they were able to sell it at anywhere near that price!
An mot will be supplied when car sold,  rear brakes have been changed, new exhaust
system fitted, and will have service before sale.
It's near Newark on Trent and they were quite happy to answer,
Last on the road on 2017, since then ha been in their possession.
Brian
8227
 8)


Title: Re: Y10 Press Car
Post by: frankxhv773t on 21 February, 2020, 07:29:51 PM
That sounds rather more like it. Trade sellers usually put such things in their advert.