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  1. yvesolution

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    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone know how many types of brochures of the Stratos were made?

    cheers

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  2. stratos

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    Two as far as I know.
     
  3. hyenahf

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    I find it odd that the prototype clam shell car is on the production line, perhaps it was only for the photo op?

    i would love to see the other pic of yours with the espada line. most likely it was a later picture...can you post that pic please??

    warm regards

    hf
     
  4. GIOTTO

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    #179 GIOTTO, Oct 10, 2012
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    I think the picture is from the same day...
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  5. racerboy9

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    Mr. Noon,

    How about some pictures of your Stratos?


     
  6. hyenahf

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    very interesting, i always thought the x19 line was on the left of the stratos (u can see a few lined up in the back) but it also looks like a 308GT4 queued up in the back?

    many thanks for sharing the historic photo

    hf
     
  7. stratos

    stratos Formula Junior

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    The front clam shell was put on purpose for the picture. It's not a production item as you say.
     
  8. abstamaria

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    #183 abstamaria, Jan 1, 2014
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    The early morning of January 1 is quiet in Manila, so it is a good time for a fast spin in the city. Filling up at the station, I snapped a phone photo.

    My best wishes to all on the forum. May we continue to enjoy our cars in this New Year.

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  9. alhbln

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    What a gorgeous way to start into the new year :)
     
  10. ferraripete

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    it actually hurts me to look at the gorgeous car...came sooooo close to buying a stratos 11 years ago but chose my boxer instead. I was sooooooo close:)

    she is really a beauty. happy new year.
     
  11. TonyL

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    Awesome.....
     
  12. dignini

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    These new phones are amazing aren't they! :)
    Happy new one!
     
  13. hyenahf

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    fabulous picture of the coffin spokes... what size are they again, the rare 10x15 size? are they the campys or technomagesio?

    never tired of seeing your stunning ride.

    happy new years

    hf
     
  14. racerboy9

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    I believe the 15" wide rims were for the turbo Group 5 cars.
     
  15. Edward 96GTS

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    what tires are those? dunlop?
     
  16. godabitibi

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    I just found this thread. Those Stratos are so amazing. I remember when I was Young watching the Alitalia cars in the rally, I got hooked to these cars and always loved them. Those cuffin Wheel are also in my head since then.
    The nicest rally car ever in my opinion.
     
  17. abstamaria

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    #192 abstamaria, Jan 2, 2014
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    Thank you. Yes, the Stratos is quite a delight to have and use, so different in feel from the Dino. When I bought it some 27 years ago, it was not expensive.

    I was quite surprised by the quality of the photographs that my phone (a Samsung Note 3) takes. The detail and resolution even in heavily cropped photos are amazing.

    The rear wheels are 9x15, the front wheels 8x15, all in magnesium. They were made by Sparwald (Germany), as they were then (ten years ago) and may still be campaigning Stratos. I have an earlier set by Tecnomagnesio. The original ones are still with me also, but corroded quite early on.

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  18. abstamaria

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    #193 abstamaria, Jan 2, 2014
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    The tires are Michelin TB5s, the intermediate rally tire popular in the 70s. Michelin has reissued them. They are very period in appearance. They are identical to the TB15s, but have a more durable compound, better suited to hot climates. The TB5s are road legal, and I believe also the TB15s. Here is the TB5 compared with a Pirelli P7, which is of course also correct for the Stratos.

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  19. abstamaria

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  20. alhbln

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    Udo Sparwald is still providing Stratos and Abarth parts and services, his website is Autohaus Sparwald.
     
  21. abstamaria

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    Thanks, Adrian. Udo was super and so easy to deal with.

    Andres
     
  22. stratos

    stratos Formula Junior

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    Udo is not making wheels he's buying them from Nuccio in Italy. Udo is a great guy and very experienced Stratos builder and restorer. He rebuilt my chassis 10 years ago.

    I filmed my hill-climb in the Group 4 back in September very shaky though as I used my phone and didn't mount it properly. You can check it out here:
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLGoZrCG7Oo]Ollon-Villars Historic Hill Climb onboard the Lancia Stratos, September 14, 2013 - YouTube[/ame]
     
  23. 2GT

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    Andres, As usual, superb pictures of your impeccable machine, and gracious wishes from you. May I extend my warmest wishes to you and your family for a healthy and happy 2014. Regards, Fred
     
  24. hyenahf

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    those TB's are fantastic to look at. Pirelli just came back out with there P7 Corsa classic rallye tire . seem like they dont offer one in the stratos size yet. P7 CORSA Classic, Motorsport tyres - Car Tyres, Motorcycle Tyres, Truck Tyres, Motorsport tyres - PIRELLI INTERNATIONAL
     
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    Most Stratos being used switched from the TBs to the Pirellis which offer far better performance at the expense of durability.
     

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