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    Litton Corse build with 2.0l Lancia 8v TC

    Hi guys,

    I've recently joined SEC to share some pics and updates of my Dad's (Paul Eustace) Litton Corse replica, which he is building at home in Suffolk, UK. I know some of you have already seen information about the car from a thread on Guy Croft's forum, but I thought I would add more information and pics here.

    My Dad ordered what was one of the first Litton Corse replicas on 14th July 1989 and collected the chassis and body on 26th October 1989. The chassis is built to house a 2.0l 8v TC engine.

    The car was mostly assembled during 1990 and an engine was taken from a crashed Lancia Beta HPE. I was 9-years-old at the time and, once any parts needed were stripped from the HPE, I had the enjoyable task of crushing the HPE with the rear bucket from a JCB before it was taken to the scrapyard .

    Unfortunately, some high winds at the end of that year caused the double garage, in which the car was kept, to fall down. Luckily, the car suffered only minor bodywork damage which was easily repaired. The Stratos fund, however, took a hit, what with the need to build a new garage. Further distractions meant that momentum in the project ground a halt and the car sat in the garage for 22years until the end of 2012, when it was time to start up the project again.

    The car will hopefully be on the road for this summer and I will post pics chronologically of build.

    For now, some pics of the car at the end of 2012:

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    Work then started on stripping the car for Dad to paint it in the garage and, in early 2013, the engine was taken to Guy Croft in Lincoln for a complete rebuild and tuning work.

    Here are pics of the car after primer and acid etch coat:

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    We would be very interested to hear from other Stratos owners in the East of England, particularly any Litton replica owners.

    Cheers, Michael

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    Re: Litton Corse build with 2.0l Lancia 8v TC

    Leading contender for the longest build?
    Great to hear it's making progress again.

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    Re: Litton Corse build with 2.0l Lancia 8v TC

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisCar6 View Post
    Leading contender for the longest build?
    Great to hear it's making progress again.
    Thanks Chris, really looking forward to getting the car completed - it's been a long time coming...

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    Here are some pics after the body chassis was painted and wheels and suspension fitted.

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    Re: Litton Corse build with 2.0l Lancia 8v TC

    What a fantastic and interesting history. Your dad is a solid guy to hold on to his dream for so long AND to hopefully see it through to completion :-) Looking forward to the updates and completion. There's plenty of IVA help on the forum.

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    Re: Litton Corse build with 2.0l Lancia 8v TC

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadami View Post
    What a fantastic and interesting history. Your dad is a solid guy to hold on to his dream for so long AND to hopefully see it through to completion :-) Looking forward to the updates and completion. There's plenty of IVA help on the forum.
    Thanks Cadami, I'm sure the IVA info on here will prove to be invaluable

    Cheers, Michael

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    Re: Litton Corse build with 2.0l Lancia 8v TC

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisCar6 View Post
    Leading contender for the longest build?
    Doesn't the Peter Hubbard Allora beat any Corse for that title. (kit purchaser = current owner)
    I'll bet there are still some unfinished Transformer's bought in the 80s and still not sold on? Although I can't think of any?

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    Re: Litton Corse build with 2.0l Lancia 8v TC

    John H?

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    Re: Litton Corse build with 2.0l Lancia 8v TC

    There's no pretenders to my crown left! I went for a tea break 20 months ago, got a little sidetracked and not picked up a hammer since.....
    Last edited by strat24v; 26-01-2014 at 10:58.

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    Re: Litton Corse build with 2.0l Lancia 8v TC

    Just when did you start your build John? Can't have been long after me?

    Guy
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