Lot 446 - 1972 Lancia Fulvia Sport by Zagato (Series II)
|Odometer reading||39,800 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,600|
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 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. 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.
Various sports and 'fast touring' Lancia's have had bodies built or designed by the great Italian design house Zagato. Based on a Fulvia, this Zagato has been off the road and stored in a garage for the last 29 years. The red paintwork has been protected by a significant layer of dust and the interior is in original order and could only be described as excellent. When we inspected the Lancia, it was in a workshop and we were given the opportunity to see the underside. The condition appeared sound and solid with no obvious signs of corrosion. The engine was running and taking into account how long it had been standing, sounded good. This 42 year old Fulvia Zagato shows as having one former keeper on the registration document, although that was in the same family. The uniqueness of such an unusual car with low mileage and in original condition is sure to appeal to a discerning collector.
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