1963 Left Hand drive Lancia Flavia For Sale
Please note, this is an honest description of my Lancia Flavia Salon1963 series 1 left hand drive. This car was my grandfather's which he brought from new in Italy. It has been kept there all these years and was the perfect climate for preserving the car. It was always garaged and the last time it was on the road in Italy was 1983. It has been kept unmoved there until last year when my father sadly had to sell the house in Italy, therefore the car had to be moved. So I had to bring the car back to England with the aim of keeping it. Good bits. Do you want a car that no one else has? It is a complete rarity. I stand to be corrected but I have never seen another Flavia saloon series 1 in the UK. (There are quite a few Flavia coupes) I have seen a saloon abroad but it was a 1.5. My one is the 1.8 litre engine. Genuine 1 owner from new, my grandfather and now myself as I had to do this to sort the paperwork out. Clock has just less than 99,600 kilometers (62,000 miles), which I am sure, is absolutely genuine. Never been in a bump or a bang. All panels are straight and solid (the whole car is solid) the doors shut better than the VW advert. Amp meter works Oil pressure gauge works with a good pressure indicated. Handbrake light works. Fan heater works. The car has passed it’s MOT and registered with UK plates. It is tax exempt. This vehicle has had quite a bit of money spent on it by myself. 450 on 5 new tyres 65 new battery 100 garage in Italy 500 on re-padding the seats (original covers kept and used, so as to keep it as original as possible). 2964.26 on general parts labour and mot. (See photo of bill for parts and labour). 160 on some re chrome 260 on powder-coating all 5 of the wheels and another 260 on chrome rim trims. 2x Callipers Interior A further 1,200 on the remaining 2 callipers refurbish water pump new hoses. Approximately £5950 in total. This does not include the original purchase of the car and transporting it to the uk. All paperwork to take it out of Italy and register it in the uk All 5 original keys are with it. (1 each for the door, steering lock, starter, boot and petrol cap). 2 white 2 black and 1 metal. The engine is spot on, no smoke, rattles, tapping, etc. Starts beautifully every time. Gearbox is great, straight from cold, no crunching or jumping out of gears, but selecting reverse sometimes requires you to select 1st gear first and then again select reverse which then slips into reverse beautifully. (I remember this from a lot of car back in those days). So not sure if it's a pre sync invention or if it needs attention. Spare wheel with a new tyre. Some original paperwork. Bad Bits, The worst thing about the car is the paintwork. It is completely original, but it has had a few small touch ups in the past (poorly done in my opinion) and has a clear lacquer on top so the blemishes can not be buffed out. There are also areas of rust, albeit small amounts. It would be great to get a full re spray but I feel it will detract from its original honesty. Drivers small window does not lock. Rear bumper has a very small dent. The fuel gauge does not work, it reads full but the fuel red warning light stays on. Rev counter does not work. The front of the glovebox cover is not uniform. There are 6 hub caps 2 are chrome and look great the other 4 have been powder coated in a chrome color and don't look as good as the chrome ones. Under the front passenger side carpet is a patch where the coating has come away exposing the metal underneath. Other bits to remember on any car this age. It is 52 years old and will need TLC as any classic car does. The chrome is fantastic in most places but some areas aren't so good i.e. door handles. Door seals are ok but showing their age. The seats and interior are all original and there has been some fading of the colors as is to be expected. The only welding it has had (as far as I'm aware) is in the boot at the bottom of the spare tyre well. This was welded in the garage that did all the other work but not shown on the bill (may be as labour). The car was made to run on leaded fuel (as all cars of that time) therefore a lead replacement has to be added to the tank after filling up. Any question you have I will answer honestly. I'm not worried if it does not sell so will wait for the asking price.
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