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Old 22nd February 2007, 18:06   #16
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I think you also forgot its more famous brother the Lancia Delta Integrale - ....
to tell the truth, i didnt knew about any other cars of lancia other than stratos, that too have read about that in BS motoring website, later google about it and found that car looking cool and was favaourite to lot of people in the rallying, Me too liked the car, especially its a mid-engine, if I remember it correctly.
BTW, did the lancia took inspiration for the delta integrale from early VW golf???, it appears so.
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Yes Stratos was mid-engined whereas the Integrale was Front-engine 4wd. Great car & still a favourite among enthusiasts in Europe.

Here are some links for more info on the Integrale:

Lancia Delta Integrale History

Lancia Delta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Lancia Delta Integrale part 1

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The chinkara was a replica of the caterham. Only at looks.
Mr.Raymonds had bought the first car in the country and it was a handful to handle,i heard.
There is another guy who's done it with the esteem engine and i heard its better.
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I know its a very well known brand. but how many of us know abt it?

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true......... have u seen a lancia on indian roads yet?
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true......... have u seen a lancia on indian roads yet?
nope.... may be the guys from 70's and 80's did, they were used as rally cars by few indians too.
But happen to read about them in BS motoring website.
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Russia - Moskvich, Volga and many more (Zaz, Vaz, Gaz.... LOL)
Brazil - Farus, Gurgel
China - Hong qi
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Russia - Moskvich, Volga and many more (Zaz, Vaz,
Russia : Zil.
French : Aixam.
CHina : Brilliance, Geely.

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Germany: Weismann (One of my current favourites!)
UK: Ariel, Radical
Netherlands: Donkervoort, Dax
US: Panoz
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Is this the one made by the German gentleman and his spouse? The car has good fit and finish, but it is not practical to own one.

The car(s) from which these chinkara's are inspired are simple fun machines, they are not practical too. However I may agree (since I havent driven both the inspiration and the copies) if you say Chinkara's are less practical even compared to the Caterham 7 (I mean the practicality of having fun).

Another indian car maker, one of whose examples is infact in team bhp is the Jayaram the makers of the GT and the special.
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Gillet ( They made the Vertigo-France)
Innotech(Mysterro)
Cunnigham(C7)
NSU (Bru)
Excaliber(They make retro cars. The name of one of their cars is Ace of Spades)
Umm (They make the Alter in Portugal)
Uaz(They manufacture suvs for Russian Armed forces)
Panoz(probably many know them - Esperante)
Isdera
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UK: Marcos, Noble, Westfield, Morgan, Bristol
Germany: Gumpert (of Apollo fame)
Australia: Holden

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Panoz(probably many know them - Esperante)
I posted that above!

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Another indian car maker, one of whose examples is infact in team bhp is the Jayaram the makers of the GT and the special.
They are not car makers. The Jayarams built, and continue to build their cars for their own pleasure.
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Australia: Holden
How can you call them unknown?! That's like someone calling Lancia unknown. They're big in Australia, and an integral part of GM.
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How can you call them unknown?! That's like someone calling Lancia unknown. They're big in Australia, and an integral part of GM.
They're not big, they're Very big. No. 2 in Australia after Ford but as the thread says it's quite an unknown company in India. How many people know about Holden here?
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lancia intergrale,stratos....absolute masterpieces...
Holden may be new name to some people ...its very much known among all the auto-enthu's and aficiandos...( with models like Falcon v8)
some unknown names are like
1. YES from germany makers of YES ROADSTER
2.MEGATRACK of France (closed after prod of 5 cars in 1995)
3.ULTIMA of UK makers of GTR
4.WEISMANN of Germany
5.ALPINA of Germany(may be known to lotsa ..out there. tuners of beemers too ..if wring plz correct me)
6.AVTOVAZ of Russia
7.FSO of Poland (makers of models like polonez closed in 2002)
8.SAIPA,KERMAN,BAHMAN of Iran( produce various models under licence)
9.AUTOBACS SEVEN of Japan( Garaiya and RS01 sports cars very rare n sold only in japan)
10.ELCAT of Finiland makers of ..i think EV's
and TMOR of Indonesia closed in 1998 ( was part of lots a political wrestle there in President suharto's period
will post more but cant remember more of them....
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