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« on: 28 October, 2019, 06:15:34 PM »

This looks like it will make a nice project for someone:



https://www.prewarcar.com/293738-lancia-augusta-cabriolet



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« Reply #1 on: 29 October, 2019, 10:04:23 AM »

No price quoted,wishall ads had tp quote prices as in Australia!

This is a Pinnin farina body only visible difference fro "factory" body is shutter doors on the bonnet as opposed to louvres.
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Don Williamson
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« Reply #2 on: 29 October, 2019, 04:52:15 PM »

...and the door hinges at the front etc...

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« Reply #3 on: 30 October, 2019, 11:48:41 AM »

Don, I agree with your comment regarding unadvertised prices; however it only took a quick email to establish that he was looking for offers around 20,000. I replied that I thought that was way too much, and he has come back immediately with a revised price of 12,000.

That seems to be a reasonable starting figure for negotiations, but I am not in a position to pursue it ...

Anyone else in the market for one?
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1931 Austin Seven deluxe saloon
1914 Saxon Model A roadster


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« Reply #4 on: 30 October, 2019, 07:51:45 PM »

Probably needs 15,000 to 20,000 spending to get to a good driving condition, then worth 25,000 to 30,000.  Would have to be a labour of loveand the saloons are a better drive.
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« Reply #5 on: 30 October, 2019, 08:38:23 PM »

Yes, Don, we're thinking along similar lines; I was thinking the car needs to be around 6-8,000. Interesting that you say the saloon is a better drive - presumably the unitary body is stiffer than the platform frame used on the coachbuilt cars?
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1931 Austin Seven deluxe saloon
1914 Saxon Model A roadster


(previously owned Lancias: 1958 Appia Pininfarina coupe, 1987 Delta LX, 1986 Delta cabriolet, 1991 Dedra 1.8, 1993 Dedra 1.6)
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« Reply #6 on: 30 October, 2019, 09:39:04 PM »

I think the saloons look much nicer than the cabriolets but perhaps I am biased. The saloons are a considered, unified design which is so clearly Lancia whereas the cabriolets could be a Fiat, Ford or Hillman as their style is that of the coachbuilder. They also often look a bit clumsy - except for the March Specials which do look right. Just my view.

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« Reply #7 on: 31 October, 2019, 01:16:51 PM »

Found 2 photos of the same type Augusta convertible PF in the internet. Although the same bodies, the shape of the hood does makes quite a difference in the looks. (Imho)

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« Reply #8 on: 31 October, 2019, 01:44:56 PM »

Here is another one, dated 1935. The lines look better with the hood neatly buttoned up under a cover.
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« Reply #9 on: 31 October, 2019, 09:29:15 PM »

Quite often when a hood frame is replaced, the hoops are made the wrong radius from pivot to the top rail. This results in an ungainly roof-line and the less than elegant profile perhaps as in the second of Kari's pictures. If there is no original to work from it can be hard to adjust the hood hoops to look right with the hood up as well as when folded. Many continental cars of the time, particularly those from Germany, have a very clumsy looking hood when folded down, although they look fine when it is up.

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