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    Smile Hawk for sale

    Found this on the web: https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/lancia/stratos/2015/731967



    Do we know who the car belongs to?
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    Re: Hawk for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by Griff View Post
    Found this on the web: https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/lancia/stratos/2015/731967


    Do we know who the car belongs to?
    I do.
    It's the ex Nigel Wilkinson car.
    With a new Alitalia colour scheme, and the Magnesium coffin spokes changed from red to yellow.
    You can see the indicators and the position of the cut of pulls on this photo:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/22961613@N06/28286020526/

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    Re: Hawk for sale

    Bloody L, well spotted, Chris! Although I do worry about ya sometimes....

    So that's not a bad profit, if it sells for the asking price (91K on the website). So do we deduce that the Belgian guy who Phil met at Dover, when he'd just collected it on a trailer, was somehow disappointed in it? Or did he think he'd make a fat profit by repainting it and then moving it on? Either way it's not good for the car's provenance, as it'll have changed hands twice in less than a year. It'd sure make me extremely wary... actually, maybe that's the reason for the repaint, to disguise it from unsuspecting peeps who don't have a Chris to hand to cut through the smoke and mirrors

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    Re: Hawk for sale

    Sadly, someone (was it, I might be wrong?) at Northallerton, once suggested to me that the car's first owner and its original constructor, poor Nigel - unfortunately and rather tragically - may once have had quite a bad moment in it. (Involving a line of parked cars?)
    Please don't quote me on that, I may well be completely wrong and am willing to be corrected....
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    Re: Hawk for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by Normb666 View Post
    Bloody L, well spotted, Chris! Although I do worry about ya sometimes....
    'Just to worry you a bit more Norm, looking at the photo again, I'm pretty sure it's wrapped.
    'Notice that the scuttle isn't coloured, and the colour stops short of various bits of body furniture (as in, there's a thin white line on the edge).

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    I'm now well past the 'worrying' stage, and more into thoughts of 'confinement for his own good'...

    The evidence is all pointing to there being something not right with this car - I too had heard tales of it not driving properly, and thought it might be badly setup suspension. But if two people have moved it on, it sounds like it's something major. All supposition, without firm evidence, though... anyone who'd be interested in it would be well advised to take it for a test drive, and if that's refused - walk away!

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    Re: Hawk for sale

    I was in touch last year with the previous owner of Nigels car for a friend of mine and he sold the car to Belgium for 50k... a big gap for a new paint on bodywork and wheels!Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Hawk for sale

    My guess is someone is just trying to make a profit, fair play. I followed Nigel for many miles on the 2016 North Yorks run and the car flew... literally! My integrale struggled to keep up and the handling looked spot on. (understatement) I think dear old Nigel just had a slight mishap and tore a corner off, not the first to achieve this I guess!
    Hope it makes someone else smile in its new life

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    Re: Hawk for sale

    Apologies if I’m being dumb but since I don’t really know who’s who and which car is which ... is that simply a LHD 2015 Hawk with an Alfa engine being sold/advertised at about 90k or am I missing something?

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    Re: Hawk for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by renmure View Post
    Apologies if I’m being dumb but since I don’t really know who’s who and which car is which ... is that simply a LHD 2015 Hawk with an Alfa engine being sold/advertised at about 90k or am I missing something?
    Nope, that's the way I see it to, but I might also be missing summat.

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