Lancia Motor Club

General => General Chat => Topic started by: Lindsay on 27 February, 2010, 08:41:21 PM



Title: Lancialess
Post by: Lindsay on 27 February, 2010, 08:41:21 PM
Well, sold my 2000 Coupe and HF. Decided I couldn't justify bringing the 2000 up to scratch so it has gone to a good Lancia enthusiast who is doing the right thing by it.

Swithered about the Thema 3.0 SW LX which was for sale but decided it is not really a high days kind of car, no matter how gorgeous the interior is.

So I jumped ship (for now) and ended up with a 1993 Mercedes SL500!  Not exactly a Lancia, or even Italian. But have always liked them and figured now is the time to do the V8 300bhp + thing before it is outlawed by our wonderful leaders. Will get this out my system and return to the fold however....

Now, anyone know of a mint S1 Thema LX ie anywhere?  Silver with blue alcantara would be nice (this was my first Thema 20 years ago, so the nostalgia thing is kicking in!).


Title: Re: Lancialess
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 27 February, 2010, 08:45:16 PM
What happened to the Flaminia purchase???????


Title: Re: Lancialess
Post by: Lindsay on 27 February, 2010, 10:57:20 PM
Chappy decided he didn't want to sell it. And the 2000 has put me off the "genuine" classics for now. I don't have the patience, nor the deep pockets, to keep on top of them properly.  In saying that, if anything major goes wrong with the SL I'll be in trouble!


Title: Re: Lancialess
Post by: Joanna on 28 February, 2010, 12:23:56 AM
I hope all goes well with your Merc, but if you do get problems then Mercaid are really good and only charge 70 soemthing per hour instead of the 170 my merc dealer charges  :'(

you might to try these forums as they might help

http://www.mercedesforum.com/forum/
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/index.php
http://forums.mercedesclub.org.uk/

Carlos


Title: Re: Lancialess
Post by: fay66 on 28 February, 2010, 02:08:47 AM
I hope all goes well with your Merc, but if you do get problems then Mercaid are really good and only charge 70 soemthing per hour instead of the 170 my merc dealer charges  :'(

you might to try these forums as they might help

http://www.mercedesforum.com/forum/
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/index.php
http://forums.mercedesclub.org.uk/

Carlos
Hi Carlos,
Who are Mercaid and where are they? as I'm having cutting out problems with my 300se.

Brian
8227 8)

Brian


Title: Re: Lancialess
Post by: Lindsay on 28 February, 2010, 07:31:29 AM
I hope all goes well with your Merc, but if you do get problems then Mercaid are really good and only charge 70 soemthing per hour instead of the 170 my merc dealer charges  :'(

you might to try these forums as they might help

http://www.mercedesforum.com/forum/
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/index.php
http://forums.mercedesclub.org.uk/

Carlos

Thanks Carlos. Already well into one of them. Much research done before taking the plunge. Had originally thought of being "sensible" and going for the 320 but 500 had to be done. Not a Lancia but it is very nice!



Title: Re: Lancialess
Post by: Joanna on 28 February, 2010, 12:35:24 PM
Hi Brian,
Theres a MERCAID near me in Hainault and also one in London,
Interstingly just did google on them and it now says they are trading as motoraid, not sure why the change of name unless they are dealing with more vehicles other than just Mercs.

My experience with them was very good, but it was over a year ago.

Carlos.