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Author Topic: Lancia Esagamma for sale in Essex  (Read 13780 times)
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« Reply #15 on: 15 November, 2009, 09:41:46 PM »

It's slow enough having a truck speed limited to 56MPH, I don't think I would want to drive all over Europe in an Esagamma whose top speed is 45MPH!!!! (and I doubt if the fuel consumption is much better than 7mpg)
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« Reply #16 on: 15 November, 2009, 10:18:36 PM »

A friend Huh? has suggested I buy it and use it as a garage for "Fay" instead of my lock up and use the other half as my home, problem is I have nowhere to park it Cry

It also sounds like one that I believe Richard Nixon in Ireland owned that John Brain had been working on for him, I've emailed John today and waiting his reply.
Would make a great Motorhome though Grin
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« Reply #17 on: 18 November, 2009, 10:56:09 PM »

37 bids, reaching 1800, but still not meeting its reserve.
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« Reply #18 on: 22 November, 2009, 06:19:32 PM »

It didn't reach its reserve, so not sold. But if someone does buy it and need storage, I know a storage company in Wiltshire.......!
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« Reply #19 on: 03 December, 2009, 04:08:05 PM »

Now on sale on the Pistonheads website at 3500.00!

http://www.pistonheads.com/SALES/1382879.htm

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« Reply #20 on: 03 December, 2009, 05:17:57 PM »

What's a "Chinese Six" configuration? Sounds like it could be a bit racist!
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« Reply #21 on: 03 December, 2009, 05:55:22 PM »

It means that his has two steering axles at the front and a single fixed axle at the rear. I have no idea why it's called "Chinese Six" however!
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« Reply #22 on: 03 December, 2009, 06:20:29 PM »

It was in Essex last time - now it's in Stafford. Maybe it was been sold and is being flipped.
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« Reply #23 on: 03 December, 2009, 06:47:06 PM »

It means that his has two steering axles at the front and a single fixed axle at the rear. I have no idea why it's called "Chinese Six" however!

I used to drive them back in the late 1950's for BRS, the 4 wheels at the front all steered.

As I had noted previously it sounded like the one I knew Richard Dixon in Ireland owned, I see he is now given as the contact, very nice fella and a Lancisti to boot Grin

Found this explanation of the name and I would certainly agree with the comment about 6's in a straight line.
gnasty gnome wrote:I'd guess that it originates as a vernacular way of describing anything that was "back to front" in the 1920's/30's, when that type of vehicle was first built.
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This to my knowledge is accurate. Back then the "wrong" way of doing things was the "chinese" way . They just looked wrong with 2 axles at the front and 1 at the rear? My view is that perhaps they were trying to get away from the tendancy of the conventional sixes to go in a straight line,no matter what you did with the wheel!

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« Reply #24 on: 03 December, 2009, 08:12:07 PM »

This Essagamma has a conventional steering front axle, then at the back the middle axle has twin wheels (this is the driven axle) the rear most axle is a self steering axle with single wheels. A lot of Lancias lorrys were converted with extra axles which increased their payload as they had ample power to cope with larger loads.
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« Reply #25 on: 03 December, 2009, 08:26:12 PM »

Here's the pic from Ebay of the Esagamma and one of an Esadelta where you can clearly see the twin driven axle in the middle with the self steer axle at the rear.


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« Reply #26 on: 03 December, 2009, 09:19:38 PM »

Not a Chinese Six then...more of an Italian Six
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« Reply #27 on: 19 December, 2009, 09:10:42 PM »


AutoItalia advert with one more picture.   "Dear Santa....if I'd settle for a Flavia Zagato instead of an Aurelia to race could I have this lovely lorry as well to put it in?"

http://www.auto-italia.co.uk/classifieds.aspx?dept=104

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« Reply #28 on: 19 December, 2009, 10:27:27 PM »

I see Richard,
The owner, is on our list of new members, must be rojoining as he used to be a member.

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« Reply #29 on: 20 December, 2009, 04:19:14 PM »

This is the one that did not sell on E Bay recently, i was umming and arring about buying it, but sense stopped me,(does'nt usally) Smiley i spoke to the guy who had it listed on E Bay and he told me that the owner would probably let it go for around 2 grand.
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