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#559300 - 12/02/19 07:36 AM Re: Cars mostly [Re: +8Rich]
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Originally Posted By +8Rich
Originally Posted By Gambalunga
Originally Posted By +8Rich
Originally Posted By lowebird
Yes, Lancia were firm adherents to the Morgan suspension which is surprising as they were such an innovative company prior to the Fiat take over.
It's a great loss IMHO that they have all but disappeared, a chap down our road has a Y10 ( also known as a White Hen ) but it has a Chevy badge and is basically a Fiat 500 in a pretty frock


I love the little white hen wink , it is such a shame after their wonderful contributions over the years of innovation and styling to end up where they are.

I agree that it is a shame that Fiat took over Lancia.

The Lancia true "sliding pillar" suspension is quite different to the much simpler Morgan suspension. Technically speaking the Morgan front suspension is a "sliding stub axle" system.

I have always rather hankered after one of these:




That's a new one to me, I agree what a beauty. Lovely featureless doors look so clean.


Yes, very desirable car. Particularly like the curved windscreens on cars of this era. Don't like the chromed wheels though! Also seems to be sitting a bit high off the road.
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#559323 - 12/02/19 10:11 AM Re: Cars mostly [Re: Rob Thornton]
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It does look high off the road now you come to mention it Rob, no sump grounding problems there.
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#559353 - 12/02/19 12:07 PM Re: Cars mostly [Re: +8Rich]
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They were THE cars to be seen in during the '50's and I for one would gladly give one a home now, simply beautiful.


Bertone more or less kick started the wedge styling in the '70's with the Stratos and cario. Shame they no longer exist as a styling house, some of the greats came from them. love
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#559441 - 12/02/19 07:57 PM Re: Cars mostly [Re: lowebird]
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So right Reg - I still find the look of the Stratos bang up to date and a really dynamic form, up there with the GT40 and 917 there is something very special about those shapes.

Was it Bertone that penned the Alfa GTV 2000 ?
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#559459 - 12/02/19 08:37 PM Re: Cars mostly [Re: +8Rich]
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The Stratos was a wonderful rally car, but my favorite was the Alpine. 110.


Edited by Ray (12/02/19 08:38 PM)
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#559464 - 12/02/19 09:06 PM Re: Cars mostly [Re: Ray]
+8Rich Offline

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Those were lovely too - they have made a good job of the new one I thought as well.
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#559479 - 12/02/19 10:12 PM Re: Cars mostly [Re: +8Rich]
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#559483 - 12/02/19 10:21 PM Re: Cars mostly [Re: +8Rich]
Ray Offline

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Originally Posted By +8Rich
Those were lovely too - they have made a good job of the new one I thought as well.
. Love one but sadly not to be....UNLESS lottery.
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#559486 - 12/02/19 10:23 PM Re: Cars mostly [Re: Ray]
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Originally Posted By +8Rich
Those were lovely too - they have made a good job of the new one I thought as well.
. Love one but sadly not to be....UNLESS lottery.


You and me both - I got quite upset watching that one catch fire on Top Gear backalong what a waste.
I still think it's the car Howard should get - you might get to drive it then he's over your way I think wink.
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#559487 - 12/02/19 10:34 PM Re: Cars mostly [Re: +8Rich]
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Originally Posted By +8Rich
Originally Posted By Ray
Originally Posted By +8Rich
Those were lovely too - they have made a good job of the new one I thought as well.
. Love one but sadly not to be....UNLESS lottery.


You and me both - I got quite upset watching that one catch fire on Top Gear backalong.
I still think it's the car Howard should get - you might get to drive it then he's over your way I think wink.
. He's a few miles away from us,but to drive one I could travel. Did once drive a v6 Cleo one of the best performance cars l have ever driven...road going GO KART.
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