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General => General Chat => Topic started by: MattK on 05 March, 2020, 07:04:39 PM



Title: Getting up to speed with Fulvia coupes
Post by: MattK on 05 March, 2020, 07:04:39 PM
I've recently joined the LMC and am busy learning about Fulvia Coupes.
It would be great to speak to owners who are willing to show me around their vehicles, so that I can continue my education before eventually buying!
I'm based close to the Hampshire/West Sussex border and can travel a sensible distance to meet.
Cheers Matt


Title: Re: Getting up to speed with Fulvia coupes
Post by: Chris Hopkins on 05 March, 2020, 07:16:21 PM
Welcome Matt, you have a choice of local meetings as listed in the back of our magazine, Viva Lancia. I try to get to the Hampshire Meeting in Kings Worthy and most of the attendees own or know Fulvias well and the same is probably true for the Kent-Sussex Meeting. Also, if you need workshop manuals or user guides, I am the Club Librarian and we have a lot of information you may find useful, see my email address under Useful contacts in VL. Chris


Title: Re: Getting up to speed with Fulvia coupes
Post by: DavidLaver on 05 March, 2020, 10:39:46 PM
https://www.subito.it/

Its a big country, and while the south is dry its bandit country and a looong way home.  Many have had success buying in Italy and driving home.  There are a couple of specialists who do it regularly.

Anyway - its great window shopping.

Perhaps decision 1 is RHD or LHD.  If it HAS to be RHD the choice is greatly limited.  Some come in from South Africa, with their own issues...

If the decision has already been made for "a Fulvia" how did you get to that point?


Title: Re: Getting up to speed with Fulvia coupes
Post by: MattK on 06 March, 2020, 08:52:34 AM
Thanks David and Chris. Went along to the Hampshire meet earlier this week but no Fulvia coupe owners attended this time.
Will try the Surrey and Sussex meets as well and of course the track day at Goodwood.
Not fussed whether LHD or RHD tbh and interested to learn more about people importing.
Cheers Matt


Title: Re: Getting up to speed with Fulvia coupes
Post by: DavidLaver on 06 March, 2020, 12:23:45 PM

No connection, not sure I've even met them, but this father and son team bring cars in.

http://www.mrspeedlux.com/

There's someone in Essex who brings them in, I've half a memory of them doing it with clients in convoy with their transporter and trailer, but the name escapes me...



Title: Re: Getting up to speed with Fulvia coupes
Post by: DavidLaver on 06 March, 2020, 12:29:02 PM
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lancia-Fulvia-Flavia-collectors-guide/dp/090054970X

Don't pay that money.  Someone here might have a copy for sale at a sane price.



Title: Re: Getting up to speed with Fulvia coupes
Post by: chriswgawne on 06 March, 2020, 01:04:50 PM
I would try to get a copy of the Fulvia Journal produced by the UK Lancia Motor Club in the 1970s. It has a blue cover and there were 2 editions although I have never been aware of any difference in them - maybe just a reprint?
All about Fulvias though.
Chris


Title: Re: Getting up to speed with Fulvia coupes
Post by: Neil on 06 March, 2020, 01:29:37 PM
Surrey and Sussex meetings both have Fulvia members usually present, the weather this time if year might put a few of them off! Also Iím aware of a member in the Surrey area with 2 ex - South African Fulvia for sale, pm if you would like further details.


Title: Re: Getting up to speed with Fulvia coupes
Post by: eog on 06 March, 2020, 03:45:29 PM
A few places to have a look

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/list/27/fulvia/

https://www.fulviaclassics.com/category/for-sale/


Title: Re: Getting up to speed with Fulvia coupes
Post by: MattK on 08 March, 2020, 12:48:06 PM
Thanks all. Will follow up your suggestions.


Title: Re: Getting up to speed with Fulvia coupes
Post by: nthomas1 on 08 March, 2020, 08:01:42 PM

Hi Matt - I have a large number of articles related to choosing and buying a Fulvia on my laptop.  If you want to send me a memory stick and self addressed envelope through the post I'll be happy to download them for you - free of charge.  Send me an e-mail if you're interested and I'll let you have my address.
Cheers, Norm Thomas


Title: Re: Getting up to speed with Fulvia coupes
Post by: DavidLaver on 12 March, 2020, 08:29:21 PM
http://www.classics-cabriolets.com/

Just stumbled on them on facebook with pics of a Flavia Berlina they'd brought in.  They're the one in Essex.

http://www.classics-cabriolets.com/listings/lancia-fulvia-1-3s-sii-coupe/

https://www.facebook.com/Classic-Cabriolets-606353282847816/


Title: Re: Getting up to speed with Fulvia coupes
Post by: Fulviaclassics on 15 March, 2020, 09:06:17 PM
Or you can give me a call anytime and come and have a drive in one.
Tony.
www.fulviaclassics.com