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    Quote Originally Posted by Scruff View Post
    They indicate the distance, in kilometres, to the next known longest distance traveled by a Lancia before it rusted into oblivion.

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    I had such an example. Bought new in 1978 and was in the scrap yard by 1984. When new, it was the same price as a BL Maxi, but was infinitely better. The paint finish was superb. Lancia were using base coat and lacquer when BL were still using straight metallic. The fit of the doors was superb and it was much quicker and had better road holding than a Maxi, even though it was a 1600, when the Maxi was an 1800. It's a pity that they used poor quality Russian steel to make them. The episode resulted in Lancia's sales collapsing at a time when they were greater than BMW's in the UK.

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    Personally I have never had any problems driving in Italy...maybe I'm just as bad as them
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Oh my eyes. The unending tedium.
    well, I didn't raise the issue of rusting Lancia's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clearedforlanding View Post
    Depends what you are driving. Floor anything above 500bhp and you will be treated like you were driving in the Pope himself by the police. Drive in a Mondeo with Dutch plates and they might not be as charitable. Probably because you have a caravan on the back.

    Special points if you wait for them to take selfies at the next fuel station. Just concede that whatever you are driving is not as good as a Ferrari (in my case a AMG GTS) and they will cheer you off with a smile.

    That said, the fastest things on the road seem to be Fiat Unos.
    and Citroen deux chevaux in France!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo Jones View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohntheBike View Post
    and Citroen deux chevaux in France!
    Ha, what fantastic little cars.

    It is Peugeot Partners and Citroen Berlingos these days.
    Had trouble keeping up with one on a country road in Laure Minervois a few weeks ago. I was in a frickin 540i

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    Quote Originally Posted by clearedforlanding View Post
    Ha, what fantastic little cars.

    It is Peugeot Partners and Citroen Berlingos these days.
    Had trouble keeping up with one on a country road in Laure Minervois a few weeks ago. I was in a frickin 540i
    I had trouble keeping up with a deux chevaux in the early 70's when motoring in France. I had an S version of the BMC Land Crab, which wasn't any slouch, but I couldn't emulate the lean angle of the 2CV!

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