1972 Lancia Fulvia
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|Engine:||1.3L 1298CC 79Cu. In. V4 GAS Naturally Aspirated|
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The Lancia Fulvia was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963 and produced until 1976. Fulvias are notable for their role in motorsport history. A test of the magazine Road & Track in 1967 summed up the Fulvia as "a precision motorcar. an engineering tour de force". The Fulvia was available in three variants: Berlina four-door saloon. two-door coupé. and Sport. an alternative fastback coupé designed and built by Zagato as more aerodynamic and sportier version of the coupé. which could be used in road and track competitions.
The car is powered by a V4 engine mounted to a very crisp feeling manual transmission. All Fulvia models had disc brakes and an advanced chassis that created an excellent handling. The front engine. front wheel drive configuration lends itself to one of the reasons the marque became synonymous with offroad rallying. The Fulvia was an icon of late 60s and early 70s rallying wheen Lancia won the International Championship for Manufacturers – a forerunner to the WRC – in 1972.
Production of the Fulvia started in 1963 with a capacity of just 1. 91 cc 58 bhp (44 kW). a 72 mm bore and 67 mm stroke. A higher (9. 0:1) compression ratio and the assembly of two Solex carburettors increased its power quickly to 71 hp (53 kW). In March 1965 the elegant Lancia Fulvia Coupé 1. 2 was introduced at the Turin Motor Show. With its timeless and graceful design. the Fulvia Coupé was considered to be the masterpiece of designer Pietro Castagneros. The Fulvia Coupé was based on the shortened platform of the Berlina (233 cm wheelbase). With the increased capacity of 1216 cc. a power of 59 kW (80 hp) at 6. 00 rpm. an improved chassis. only 960 kg weight and a drag coefficient of 0. 39. the Coupé from the first series reached a top speed of 100 mph (160 km/h). In the spring of 1967 the Lancia Fulvia Coupe Rallye 1. 3 was presented with a 1298 cc engine that produced 92 hp (69 kW) at 6000 rpm. All in all good for a top speed of 103 mph (166 km/h).
In this period the mission of Zagato was to design special bodies. Various sports and "fast touring" Lancia cars had bodies built or designed by the great Italian design house Zagato (northwest of Milan. Italy). These include the 1953–60 Lancia Appia Zagato V4. the 1958–1960s Lancia Flaminia Zagato V6. and the 1967-1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato. Also Zagato build special bodies for Alfa Romeo (Giulia SZ. the TZ. TZ2. 2600 SZ). Fiat. Abarth. Ferrari. Maserati. tc. Lighter and more nimble than the standard-bodied cars. the Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato distinguished itself in competition. particularly in long distance events. for example in Sebring 12 Hours and Daytona 24 Hours (where earned a class win in 1969).
Two series are distinguished in the Fulvia Sport Zagato; Series I (1967-1969) had some peculiarities. The engine bonnet hinged to the right hand side. the rear hatch. which could be lifted electrically by an handful of centimetres to aid cabin ventilation. and the spare wheel. housed in a separate compartment. accessed from a rotating panel which held the rear number plate.
Series II (1970-1972) of the Zagato body was launched at the 1970 Turin Motor Show. Changes included a new 5-speed gearbox. revised suspension geometry. an alternator in place of the previous dynamo. The body was now all-steel. the bonnet was now hinged at the front. and the spare wheel compartment hatch was deleted. new driving lights. side mirror moved from the wing to the door. larger bullet-shaped tail lights. Very early versions of these Series 2 cars were fitted with Series I bodyshells.
This Fulvia Sport Zagato chassis number 818650003258 is one of approximately 2000 series 2 examples built. It was sold new in Italy. In the 80´s the car was sold to Germany. In 2006 the car is sold to Spain. Now the car is coming to the United States. As can be seen by the stickers on the car. the previous owner used the car in rallys which to me meant that the car was mechanically fit for the job.
Finished in the classic colour scheme of red with a contrasting black interior. the car was repainted years ago and looks nice. but not 100% perfect. Paint does show some dents and scratches. The undercarriage is 100% solid with only minor surface rust with no holes in the floors or rocker panels. I have the original front bumper and seats that are included in the sale.
The interior is in good condition. The original seats were replaced. now the car has bucket seats with headrests. The original plastic wood-grained steering wheel is missing. And the car has a smaller leather steering wheel. All gauges. clock. signals. lights are working as they should. The original seats and front bumper go with the car.
Engine #818. 303. 083739 is believed to be original to the car. The 1. 3L V4 is in great running condition with a recent tune-up and major service being done. A very small oil leak is present. but these cars usually have this. The odometer currently shows 16400 km. but is likely 116400 km. The car is a strong driver on the road with over $6. 00 in recent work performed over the last 2 years. I have the repair manuals. Tires Dunlop SP Sport 185/60R14 and Cromodora lightweight wheels which look fantastic.
This is a list of the recent work done on the car:
New battery magneti marelli
New original gas tank
Rebuilt steering box
Rebuilt suspension with new front and rear shocks
New front and rear disc brakes with new pads
Remove and clean re-core radiator
New electronic ignition
New stainless steel rear tailpipe and silencer
Ex-works HF rally cars aside. the Sport Zagato is the most desirable and collectible of all the Fulvias and undeniably one of the most striking designs of its era. Few produced and much fewer in existence today. It´s a car with great revaluation in the coming years. This Fulvia Sport Zagato is ready to have some fun. rare and highly collectible and very hard to find in the US. This unit is a true survivor with strong mechanical and fantastic sound. It´s not a highly restored car. but an original unrestored car with rally history in Europe. I can only hope it will go in very great ownership. If you are interested please send me an email for ADDITIONAL PHOTOS. This vehicle is available worldwide and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. I realize buying a car based on a few photos on an internet advertise may carry some risks. I want to make sure the buyer feels comfortable with his/her purchase. I will promptly respond to e-mail questions. My intent is for you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase!
TERMS OF SALE
Please. only serious buyers. I have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of my ability.
- This car was in Europe and now is coming to the United States. Arrival date 2-3 weeks aprox.
- The car is for sale in Elizabeth. New Jersey. But I can help with the transport to other States.
- Car comes with Spanish papers and U. S. customs forms.
- $2. 00 deposit in 24 hours. Paypal is accepted for the deposit
- Balance to be paid via bank wire within 15 days of the sale
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