Shed of the Week: Lancia Dedra – PistonHeads

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Lancia Dedra


Shed is under some at the moment. He has to buy Mrs Shed a replacement for the BMW she apparently thought was hers, and he accidentally sold when she looking.

Non-standard wheels so great.

As you would expect, in the of choosing a used car for his dearly Shed sets the highest standards. Nothing must in the way of Mrs Shed’s annual trip to when she brings her mother down to Shed Towers for her six-week stay, most of time spent pressing out a potato-shaped indentation in Shed’s seat. You can see why, for Shed, a car boasting unimpeachable build and unrelenting reliability will do it comes to Mrs Shed’s personal

A car like this 23-year-old Dedra.

Stereotypical joking Shed rather likes the lines of this 90s Italo-exec. 400,000 Dedras were between 1989 and 2000. The that only 40 or so Dedras on UK roads either a) tells you all you to know about the quality of construction or b) gets you all excited Dedra rarity.

It all depends on how you are. The fact that one is still happily humming is obviously testament to some of mollycoddling, but also (Shed to think) to its relatively robust

here’s what it should like

Take it from that back in the 90s, Italian cars were the The Fiat Tipo in particular was a car, 1989 Car of the Year in and one much sought after by Euro-suburbanites. As per the assigned role of the Dedra was put out as the ‘elegant’ version of the Tipo, on whose floorpan it was

Where are all the Tipos now? See can of tuna you’re just Might be some Tipo in

Laugh it up about Italian in the latter part of the 20th but once you’ve mentally away all the minor irritations body panels made out of tins and electrics that work on alternate Fridays, you to admit that this was of a golden age for mainstream Italian building.

Other than it’s a clean-looking Shed

The twin-cammer in this Dedra is a case in point. Designed by whirly-bits boffin Aurelio it saw service in Fiat family for 34 years, which for longevity of makes it the Latin equivalent of the V8. It liked a rev and was tough too.

This car has had a new unit installed, again is either good or bad on your outlook.

Lancia Dedra

The vendor’s of the zingy twin-cammer as ‘quite is a refreshing bit of understatement compared some of the overblown phrases to glorify tragic old nails at end of the market. The other day Shed saw an ad for an Mini describing it as ‘very which presumably meant was only rust in one place the body. This Dedra surprisingly un-motheaten inside and

Not sure about the chavvy or the HF badge on the grille; that only be worn by the turbo HF

This was the luxury Tipo remember

20-odd years the line – it seems than that, somehow it would be foolish to expect an life in a Dedra. Rattly lumpy running when fritzy ventilation systems, ABS sensors, leaky fuel Dedra problems can include any or all of over and above any normal ones that could anywhere and anytime.

Spares are hard to come by, but there is a Dedra Consortium whose motto is ‘keeping Lancia and Dedra on the road’. They ‘Spanner Away Days’ which members gather in silence to dismantle … in order to keep others Shed likes this

He knows a few spanners he’d to send on an away decade.

some Dedra trivia. In Dedra is a girl’s name. ‘broken-hearted or sorrowful’, it is a variant of Which, funnily enough, is Mrs first name.

Here’s the ad. it, if you’re a young ‘un. Or if not, read it and hark to a time when Italian ruled the roost.

I’m my Lancia Dedra 2.0ie newport blue met. of history including every MOT 1993.

The car covered 54k in the first 3 then had a replacement engine, The car is now nearly 41k. The MOTs and verify mileage. The Dedra is in good condition. Recently the car it has serviced, belts have changed, middle and rear starter motor and all the offside has sprayed only due to peeling The N/Side rear wheel has some bubbles and there is on the drivers seat.

The car drives as it should, the two litre cam engine is quite nippy, and lovely. All original except for the 17 Also included are 2 A4 lever work shop manuals,owners tow hitch and 1 key

All in all a cheap retro taxed and tested, only me Ј85. to insure on a classic

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