Lancia Berlina comparison

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I always enjoy the opportunity to pose 2 Lancias together when they are connected in a certain way: Here we have an unique opportunity to asses a Beta 1.8 Berlina from 1974, the only on of its kind know in SA against a Fulvia S2 Berlina where there is at least on other know to exist on our shores.

Both cars very build next to each other in the same plant, the very last of the Fulvia Range and the very first of the Beta range. Otherwise under the new FIAT ownership virtually all was new and different.... 4 cylinder FIAT inline engine, traverse mount, McPherson struts and the fastback design. But surprisingly enough both cars run on 14 inch wheels and they both have the same wheelbase, both have the same brake balancer, and he halogen JOD headlights, but somehow there the similarities end. As far as the visuals are concerned, have a look at the photos below and decide for yourself:

Cape Town Lancia Club get together at the Museum

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Cape Lancia Club Get Together

6 August 2022

  

We had a great get together on Saturday morning 6 August, with a welcome break in the rainy weather. The coffee was great, as usual and good conversation around interesting cars made the morning special. A special thanks to all who all who dropped in, especially on a long weekend. 

We were graced by the arrival of  Dickon Daggit's 1928 Lambda. A special treat and a very photogenic car! Great to see this historic model ready to make the run from Hout Bay.

   

Aldo Pomario's Monte Carlo, undergoing a fuel injection retrofit was the engine of interest for the day.

  

Dave Alexander arrived in style with a Charmor, a Morgan 3-wheeler fitted with a Moto Guzzi 1100cc motor. Not a Lancia, but a pleasure to look at nonetheless.

  

Heinrich Spreeth's Fulvia, Johan du Toit's '93 Thema Turbo LS and the seemingly endless collection of Lancia's in the Museum and workshop rounded off the day.

 

 

 

Youth developement

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The combustion engine only has a short time to live. According to projections, the production of internal combustion engines will seize in the next 5 years. All major car manufactures are now taking electrification serious.

Even to day few mechanics know how to service a carburetor or a distributor with points as those technologies are already obsolete for decades.

yes in a world of fast moving instant gratification, the internal combustion engine has something tangible to it...

Having hands on skills can be immensely gratifying, in a world of touch screens...

We would like to share that with the local community.

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