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New in Niki's corner: 

 

Again a client asked for a make over of his Fulvia Coupé 1,3 into a correct Fanalone replica. The body needed a new floor, new reinforced sills, a roll cage and a completely new subframe. The engine and gearbox are now being build.

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New in Paul's corner: 

 

This lovely Aprilia needs a lot of attention after some repair shop treated her unfair. A lot of detailing and a new paint job coming up.

The work on the Ardea Furgoncino is progressing slowly, she went bathing in acid.

And, the Flavia Sport has her skin on again, getting ready for the paintshop.

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News from our workshop:

 

We have again been asked to build some serious engines: there are two 80 x 80 1604cc Fulvia engines coming up, an Ardea unit needs tuning and a second one must be rebuild. Also a Flavia boxer for the Flavia Sport wants to go faster. Maybe we even find the time to start the 1500 Fulvia engine that sits waiting in our Appia Coupé for to long now.

 

If you are interested in having your Lancia engine tuned

                for racing or rallying then we can send you

                 a detailed quote on all parts we will use

                  and the cost of labour building and

                   testing her.

The two famous Competiziones

001907 and 001909

now both gone

001907 was prepped up for the sale with a paintjob done locally.

The engine and it's Reparto Corse 5 speed piggy bag gearbox had just been checked.

Many added on parts were of the "cafe-racer" spec from later years.

News from the past:

 

The story started with a visit to a small town south of Napels, many years ago. Two original Competiziones were for sale: 001907 and 001909, both owned by Leopoldo di Lucia. A client asked me to join him and an Italian translator on an inspection trip. So he bought 001909, 001907 stayed in Tuscany thereafter. Then an American collector bought the one and an other American collector bought the other after we showed them the way. Let me now show you how we dressed them up in their war colors from the days they won most events.

Our agent from Terni found her again two years ago in a parking outside Siena and shipped her to Haarlem after the payment was handed over to her former owner.

 

Our New York based client, her new owner, asked us to bring her back to her glory of the era she won most races. And to check her engine to see if she was as in the days.

 

We found her to be re-sleeved, probably to bring her back from 1400 cc to the homologated 1300 cc. The artisanal welded on camshafts and the lightened gearwheels for the chain still smelt like coming from a Roman tuning shop in the late sixties.

 

So we took both the engine and the box out and built her a serious 1400 cc replica engine and a stand in gearbox. She now races like before.

All details on the outside were corrected. She now wears the original colored band and the correct Macciocca decals.

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001909 was first bought by an Englishman who replaced the fatigue 1300 engine by a compressor driven V4. I had the chance of doing one frightening trip in her but her top speed was hindered by a faulty Bacci Romano gearbox.

 

Our West Coast based client ordered us to build a fresh 80 x 80 engine that now sits mated to the original 4 speed box. We think mr De Sanctis, who tuned her in the era, would have loved the performance she is now capable of.

 

We gave her a respray in her original color scheme and a serious rebuild of her suspension.

001909 as she looked on her first outing since many years: entering the Siena streets during the GP Nuvolari. Since then she did the Targa Florio and will do many exiting hill climbs in the future.

 

On July the 20st 1969 - the day Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon -she did a 1st in class win in the Sarnano-Sassotetto hil climb. The trophy she won that day is still with the car.

And another of his clients came along with an Appia Zagato he just bought. Needed some brakes and much detailing.

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January 2019

We will publish all our news on facebook regulary but we will try to update this workshop page every month.

February 2019

March 2019