Lot 376 - 1972 Lancia Fulvia Race Specification
|Odometer reading||45,000 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £11,000|
The Lancia Fulvia is an Italian car introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963 and was produced all the way through to 1976. Fulvia's are notable for their role in motor racing history, including winning the International Rally Championship in 1972. On testing it in 1967, Road and Track summed up the Fulvia as 'a precision motorcar, an engineering tour de force'. The Fulvia Berlina was designed by Antonio Fessia to replace the Lancia Appia with which it shared almost no components. The Appia was a rear wheel drive car, however, the Fulvia moved to front wheel drive like the Flavia. The general engineering design of the Fulvia was identical to that of the Flavia with the major exception of the engine, the Flavia having a four cylinder horizontally opposed engine and the Fulvia a 'Narrow Angle' vee configuration as featured on most production Lancias from the Lambda. The Fulvia used a longitudinal engine mounted in front of its transaxle. An independent suspension in front, used wishbones and a single leaf spring, while a solid axle with a panhard rod and leaf springs was used in the rear. Four wheel Dunlop disc brakes were fitted to first series Fulvias. With the introduction of the second series in 1970, the brakes were up-rated with larger Girling calipers all round and a brake servo. The handbrake design was also changed - using separate drums and brake-shoes operating on the rear wheels.
This superb Lancia Fulvia was originally registered in 1972, however, in 2010 work began on rebuilding the Lancia to race specification, although still legal to use on the road. Details of the work carried out are outlined as follows; full body restoration including new inner and outer sills, wheel arches, all joints leaded and finished off with a bare metal re-spray. The engine has also been completely rebuilt, including regrinding the crankshaft, with top grade Vandervell big end and main bearings fitted. Twin fuel pumps have also been fitted as well as hidden cut-out switches, together with a complete overhaul of the electrical equipment and the fitment of a Terratrip rally computer. The coachwork is now finished in white, with a blue roof. Sports seats, with three point harness belts together with a roll bar compliment this stunning example. Supplied with a V5 document and a MoT test certificate valid until 10th May 2012, this fastidiously restored Lancia is now ready to be fully enjoyed.
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