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My spots in italia

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I've been watching the 205 and the scooter for 5 years now. For 4 years the old bloke came out and pootled around in both of them. Sadly this past year I have not seen him. He seemed to take great pride in both of them. As explained elsewhere the problem is taking them on even if free would cost euro 400 admin for car and 185euro for scooter. Insane and very upsetting. Next time I'm there I might well pump up the tyres in his memory. 

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we had a 127 when i was a kid - it was my grandfathers and when he stopped driving we adopted it. it was pretty bad. but not as bad as the my mothers mini that it replaced. you could see the road through the floor in that thing. flintstones style

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My grandad in the uk had a fiat 850 followed by a fiat 126.  I will always remember the noise those 2 made.

If I remember correctly the 126 had cruise control !  a friction held wire cable connected to the throttle pedal and to the dashboard.  And lots of rust.

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Great pics! I'm often in Italy for fun and games. I've since had the Italian car bug - Alfa GTV V6 (sold before it killed me), and a '72 Fiat 500 which came from Rome with some saucy engine and performance bits, which I love. 

Sir 'pot, where are you in Italy? 

I really, really want to buy crap off AutoScout.it and drive it home but the paperwork in getting a car out of Italy looks to be a pain in the arse and I no speaky the lingo. 

Anyway, great thread, more pics please!

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I've been to Italy loads. It's quite something how much old stuff is about in certain areas, for example I saw a Renault 14 being used in Lecce a few weeks back. 

Sadly I still have the Italian car bug, despite it biting me quite harshly several times. 

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On 5/31/2019 at 1:25 PM, 5speedracer said:

Sad to think Lancia are effectively nothing but memories now. What a marque to let die, shame on you FCA.

Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk
 

Meh! Lancia died in '68 

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2 hours ago, Maurice Marina said:

I’m in Italy atm and there are half a dozen modernish Lancias on every street.

Mostly ypsilons or something.

 

They look fkin awful and I’m seriously starting to want one....

Most Lancias are ugly buggers IMO, the Fulvia is OK, Lancia 2000 coupe. Beta coupe is alright if you can overlook the dreadful engineering. I can't get worked up about the Delta or Thema although a Thema turbo would be alright to own. 

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Thema turbos are rapid, I've had loads, series 2 are monsters, loads turbo lag but once on boost hold on. Series 3 have most power and better delivery of it too. V6 are best to drive, loads of torque and sound nice. 

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OMG, the answer to everything I ever need. All in my opinion of course but, practical, reliable, classic, good looking, canvas folding sunroof, depreciation proof, great on potholed roads, fits easy in narrow Italian garages. Easy to fit lpg system. Everything a family man needs. 

Restored to as new condition and for sale, no idea how much though. 

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Only major issues is here in Italy now euro 0 cars are mostly banned from using in town. 

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This weekend's bike ride

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Autobianchi y10 awd. This has been raised a bit and oversized tyres. Could teach a rangie a thing or two. 

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Known this gti for eleven years. Never moved a cm. Shame as 11 years ago was OK, now beyond help. 

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Skoda as bought new! Notice the back seats. 

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Shame, these all look savable, especially the blue citroen, but killed off by burocracy no doubt. 

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Just an example of what went wrong in the world, we started eating too much. 

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Actual proof of darwin's evolution theory. 

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Now hold your breath ladies pls for the next pics. 

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