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My quest for a "different" daily continues, and one of these has caught my eye.

I've admired them from afar, and a friend of mine had one in the 90's which was, well bloody terrifying to be in!

There's one for sale locally for the equivalent of about £7.5k which seems a lot but it's low mileage (under 60k) and seems to be well looked after. I don't do many miles to work & back so it would be something I'd consider keeping for a while, possibly shipping back to the UK if/when we retuned, as I guess it would probably appreciate in value if looked after.

As it's Italian, I'm guessing the electrics might need close scrutiny, and running gear will need to be inspected as it's probably been driven hard at some stage. Rust shouldn't be a problem over here, but is there anything else I should look out for?

The obligatory pics (is the steering wheel aftermarket?):





 

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...There's one for sale locally for the equivalent of about £7.5k which seems a lot but it's low mileage (under 60k) and seems to be well looked after....
I'd say that's very cheap based on what I see them advertised for on Pistonheads
 

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no rust? are you within 1000km of the sea?

it'll have rust.
 

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From what I remember, watch out for rust above the tailgate and any sign of denting on the roof (caused by doing jumps!).
 

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ive seen minters for 25k
Interesting...

I'd say that's very cheap based on what I see them advertised for on Pistonheads
Sounding good so far

Nice..

no rust? are you within 1000km of the sea?

it'll have rust.
Rust isn't usually an issue here, max 3 days of rain per year and the desert keeps stuff nice & dry.

From what I remember, watch out for rust above the tailgate and any sign of denting on the roof (caused by doing jumps!).
Nice one, will check this area as a sarting point.

don't you fancy the 928 next to it?
Nope, never been my bag tbh.

check this website out has loads of info on ther about them

http://www.walkers-garage.co.uk/
Cool, thanks.

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I ran a Lancia Thema as a daily for 8 years so I had plenty of time to chat with the Lancia specialist:lol:
The integrale suffers from some rust but later ones where cavity waxed from new and neither of my Thema's ever required any welding.
They get through suspension bushes fast so expect to replace them every other year.
Cam belts need replacing every 20k.
Other common issues are afm, boost micro switches and rear calipers seizing.
Electric wise you can expect xmas lights on the dash telling you the engine has no oil and your lights are not working:crazy:

I took mine up to Pershore and he serviced quite a few Integralies.
On average he said you should expect to pay £2500 a year in running costs.
Bottom line, it's a proper classic, fast as hell and will be a love/hate relationship like all good Italian cars.
I sold mine in the end because you could not get any spares or consumables in the UK and had to import them at considerable cost.
 

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Thanks Iain, this one is a 1991 - would that have been cavity waxed?

Great pics Darren! :cool:

I ran a Lancia Thema as a daily for 8 years so I had plenty of time to chat with the Lancia specialist:lol:
The integrale suffers from some rust but later ones where cavity waxed from new and neither of my Thema's ever required any welding.
They get through suspension bushes fast so expect to replace them every other year.
Cam belts need replacing every 20k.
Other common issues are afm, boost micro switches and rear calipers seizing.
Electric wise you can expect xmas lights on the dash telling you the engine has no oil and your lights are not working:crazy:

I took mine up to Pershaw and he serviced quite a few Integralies.
On average he said you should expect to pay £2500 a year in running costs.
Bottom line, it's a proper classic, fast as hell and will be a love/hate relationship like all good Italian cars.
I sold mine in the end because you could not get any spares or consumables in the UK and had to import them at considerable cost.
 

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check this website out has loads of info on ther about them

http://www.walkers-garage.co.uk/
Walkers are supposed to be the guvnors of Integrale's :)

If you are down south http://www.auto-integrale.co.uk/

Also this outfit

Richard Thorne Classic Cars
The Courtyard Garage
James Lane
Grazeley Green
Reading RG7 1NB
Tel: +44 (0)118 983 1200
Fax: +44 (0)118 983 1414

[email protected]

A friend of a friend used to work there (about 4 years ago)

There is a garage near Witney-Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire that always have a few hanging around (as well as other Italian cars) But I have no idea of what they are called and exactly where they are.

I had a 1600 beta coupe & you could have strained veg it was so full of wholes. Beta Montecarlo was parked up at the side of a house where I lived, I bought it and spent a fortune getting parts, a mate got it going (eventually) and it ran well, the brakes were woeful. I sold it to someone I went to school with and as far as I know he has it still.
 

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My quest for a "different" daily continues, and one of these has caught my eye.

I've admired them from afar, and a friend of mine had one in the 90's which was, well bloody terrifying to be in!

There's one for sale locally for the equivalent of about £7.5k which seems a lot but it's low mileage (under 60k) and seems to be well looked after. I don't do many miles to work & back so it would be something I'd consider keeping for a while, possibly shipping back to the UK if/when we retuned, as I guess it would probably appreciate in value if looked after.

As it's Italian, I'm guessing the electrics might need close scrutiny, and running gear will need to be inspected as it's probably been driven hard at some stage. Rust shouldn't be a problem over here, but is there anything else I should look out for?

The obligatory pics (is the steering wheel aftermarket?):





Freudian slip, already thinking about uprating it. Get it bought.:D
 

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7.5 is cheap even i fthat is an 8v
But as long as it holds together buy it. A tremendous car, handling ranges from sublime to quirky depending on speed
Whilst Clarkson might say a petrol head Alfa etc - I say an Integrale
Not driving it you will regret
 
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