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Posted By: Karl Schnelle
Posted On: Sunday June 28, 2020 at 11:56 AM
 
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In 1981, I assume you were at the Lancia factory at via San Paolo 170 ... pic
...in Torino. I found an article that referred to it there with only 16 cars. Fiat was dismantling the factory at that point so it lasted from 1971-91.

I still can't believe the guard let you in. There were stories at that time of Alfafanatics being turned away at the Alfa factory gate. With Lancia selling only 1 minicar in Italy only, FCA has really killed off the Lancia brand, but Alfa was re-introduced to the US and has a great new Museo!

Luckily, a Lancia manager found more significant cars around the old factory grounds, gathered them together, and formed the Lancia Collection in 1997, so not all was lost. Room was found near the via Caraglio on the old factory grounds at Borgo San Paolo (district of Torino).


But that's still half the story of where the collection ended up...

sources:
http://www.savelancia.it/?p=7066
https://ruoteclassiche.quattroruote.it/la-collezione-lancia-e-al-sicuro-ma-nascosta/
https://petrolicious.com/articles/theres-a-new-shrine-to-fiat-lancia-and-abarth-opening-in-turin
https://www.autocasion.com/actualidad/reportajes/heritage-hub-de-fca-el-museo-de-lancia-fiat-y-abarth


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Best Model 1972 Lancia Fulvia 1972 Monte Carlo winner. by Harvey Goranson #28314
Who doesn't like a dirty Lancia! This will make a great MAR article. Great writeup! (EOM) by Karl Schnelle #28314.1
Thanks Karl! (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #28314.1.1
In 1981, I assume you were at the Lancia factory at via San Paolo 170 ... pic by Karl Schnelle #28314.1.1.1




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