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Title: I've just turned a bright shade of green!
Post by: fay66 on 01 November, 2016, 12:47:34 AM
https://goo.gl/photos/h9qsx7TJMLzE4q6f8

Brian
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Title: Re: I've just turned a bright shade of green!
Post by: Neil on 01 November, 2016, 06:42:55 AM
Certainly a mouth watering line up and they all look immaculate too!


Title: Re: I've just turned a bright shade of green!
Post by: neil-yaj396 on 01 November, 2016, 06:59:19 AM
Where is it? I thought Japan, but if so why is everything LHD, particularly Betas which were readily available in RHD.


Title: Re: I've just turned a bright shade of green!
Post by: Tony Stephens on 01 November, 2016, 07:17:20 AM
Anyone point me to the mfr. of the tail lights fitted to the Ardea? They look OK for my Aprilia when I get to that stage. Thanks.


Title: Re: I've just turned a bright shade of green!
Post by: Parisien on 01 November, 2016, 07:51:31 AM
Wow, what a feast for sore eyes, some lovely photography, and a fabulous line up too, thanks for posting the link Brian.

Am sure Lancia's history in Japan would make a fascinating read.


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Title: Re: I've just turned a bright shade of green!
Post by: Sebastien on 01 November, 2016, 09:22:08 AM
Nice cars, good photographer, thank you Brian for the link!

What is missing: No Lambda, no early car (Artena, Astura, Augusta) apart from Aprilia and Ardea, no Aurelia berlina

Interesting to see the immaculate Ypsilons, Libra and Thesis.


Title: Re: I've just turned a bright shade of green!
Post by: ColinMarr on 01 November, 2016, 09:39:42 AM
In answer to the question about right-hand-drive the rule of the road in Japan is drive on the left, so RHD is the norm. British Leyland made this mistake in the 1980s when they tied to enter the Japanese market with the Rover SD1. A whole ship-load were made and sent to Japan with what they thought was Japanese spec, only to discover their mistake and bring them all back! When the Japanese economy was booming in the mid 1980s there was a demand for Zagato bodied Fulvias and Flavias, and quite a few went that way. At that time they favoured LHD because they wanted these cars to stand out as not being Japanese made!


Title: Re: I've just turned a bright shade of green!
Post by: sparehead3 on 01 November, 2016, 12:33:12 PM
Amazing line-up - what's interesting is to me is the Euro-spec integrales ? Japanese spec have the different sized front lights and indicators lower down on the wings ...


Title: Re: I've just turned a bright shade of green!
Post by: Derek Moore on 01 November, 2016, 03:47:23 PM
Great pics, well done Brian, made for a very interesting breakfast time this morning.


Title: Re: I've just turned a bright shade of green!
Post by: fay66 on 01 November, 2016, 07:36:20 PM
All thanks to Alan Cooper my usual source of Lancia photos off the internet and facebook.
I'd like to take the Ardea home! although I could be tempted by the lovely 2c.
Brian
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Title: Re: I've just turned a bright shade of green!
Post by: Jai Sharma on 01 November, 2016, 10:40:29 PM
Just to echo the LHD comment - the Japanese seem to prefer the specialist/exotic cars in LHD.