Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Lo Fo SI I have an idea Elliot from O`Reilly`s has his eyes on it. It needed an engine rebuild which was indicated by us when we traded. It was well known in NZ as it used to be old Dr Prior Hoadley`s car who had owned it from new. Unfortunately the care it had been given, and the imbeciles that had worked on it made it a car that needed work to put right. We did somework/rectification but with 12 other cars and to be honest liking it the least of our collection we decided to get something better in our eyes. - we still have 2 older Lancias, a 2C Berlina (much nicer than any Fulvia Coupe I have driven), and a Pininfarina Flavia Coupe ( totally different and superior car).
Jeffery it appears the original colour was white. This one is a 1962 Normale, presumably sold new in USA, but I haven`t got possession yet. The car was withdrawn from TradeMe the moment the deal was done. Two things annoy me - someone has it looks stuck black vinyl on the dash, over the as I understand it painted dash. Was this a dealer add on , or as I suspect an owner customisation?
It also lacks the correct air filter, having a flat pancake filter. It is also lacking the four knobs from the bottom of the dash - I know one is for choke, I dread to think what else is a departure from original
'65 Giulia Ti, '69 GT Junior, 72 Spider, '74 2000 GTV, ,`00 156