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Project History

Originally Strada 105TC

Phase I Development

Phase I development of project used 2l 8v turbo engine and gearbox from Croma Turbo

Custom made engine mounts and exhaust used

New larger radiator fitted

Custom Springs and lowered rear suspension

New Lancia Integrale 285mm Discs and calipers fitted - car must now use 15" wheels

Car suffers from engine oil leak and gearbox problems due to engine and box being of poor quality

Car is fast, records 145mph at 6200rpm and handles the power fine, brakes are very impressive


Phase II Development

Phase II development fitting of 2l 16v turbo engine and gearbox from Thema

Uses existing engine mounts and exhaust from phase I

Radiator is increased in size to Thema 16vt

Rear discs fitted

Stainless steel 3" exhaust twin box system fitted

Repainted in Lancia Silver

New clutch fitted

Koni damper fitted all round with new softer springs

Front camber angles changed



















Latest news

As I was not using the car a lot and wanted to concentrate on my next big project, the 124 Spider Turbo I sold the Strada Turbo on to Tony. Before selling I fitted s new sill and did some structural repairs to ensure the body would last. Although the car saw significant work in 1998 and again in 2003 that was still 5 years on. One sill had already been replaced and was still good however the old original sill was starting to rot so replacement was the only thing. At the same time I painted the plastic mouldings a slightly different colour as I think it suits the car better. I always thought it looked too silver!

The lastest information I know about the car is the next owner managed to break the engine somehow. It's though the oil ran low and the bottom end was effected so now the car is off the road while the engine if being fixed.












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