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DrewWoo
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« on: January 06, 2021, 09:34:51 AM »

Hi all, has anyone come across this disclaimer riveted onto the vehicle I.D. Plate in the engine bay? My guess is my car could be a buy-back car from back in the warranty fiasco days?
Should I leave it there (itís clearly been there a long time) or remove it?
Itís on my 1981 Beta Coupe.
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2021, 10:34:02 AM »

No idea,

But personally, I think it adds character so I wouldn't remove it.




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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2021, 11:07:22 AM »

Interesting one, yes leave it. I wonder if due to a glut a cars some were sold off cheap without warranty?

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2021, 11:23:21 AM »

I'd guess the warranty would have expired by now so it's part of the car's story and I'd keep it
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2021, 11:25:24 AM »

I bought a 2000Sedan in 1981from Ged Marsh, who was one of the dealers who purchased a  "job lot" direct from Lancia following the "rust" fiasco. It was a new car with only nominal milage but discounted by about 40%.  A number of "nonLancia" dealers were able to purchase in bulk in order to enable Lancia to offload  without using their dealers. They did come with some vague guarantee which had no connection with Lancia. Kept the car for 3 years and the best buy I ever made.
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2021, 12:38:53 PM »

Hi all, has anyone come across this disclaimer riveted onto the vehicle I.D. Plate in the engine bay? My guess is my car could be a buy-back car from back in the warranty fiasco days?
Should I leave it there (itís clearly been there a long time) or remove it?
Itís on my 1981 Beta Coupe.
Thoughts gratefully received...
Drew

Hi Drew,

My coupe has the same disclaimer plate riveted in exactly the same way.  I've always just left it as it is.

Chris
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2021, 06:47:03 PM »

Luckily I don't have one, very disappointed, will have to check my warranty as it looks like I may have to change my brake master cylinder. Disgraceful reliability as it has only been on for 41 years, just had to replace a caliper of same vintage too. Honestly some of these parts failing after a mere 200 thou miles and 41 years! will have to write to Turin. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2021, 12:40:01 AM »

I've seen it on a blue coupť, I suspect these were aged stock sold under special terms.
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2021, 12:45:58 AM »

The car above was built October 1979 so was old stock when registered, not the longest between build and reg though the record so far is 3 years!
In 1981 the production of final series cars was well under way with the first few cars being built in January of that year. There had been an attempt to clear old stock by getting tickford to rectify and turn them into HiFi models but I would guess they needed to clear other aged stock before they could introduce the updated cars.
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