Lot 238 - 1976 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S Coupé
|Registration||LKD 383 R|
|Odometer reading||91,000 miles|
|Estimate||£7,500 - £9,500|
|Result||Sold - £8,750|
The Fulvia was an extremely forward-looking and modern car for its time when it was launched in 1963. It was also available both as a saloon and as a coupé. Both types had a choice of 1,091, 1,216 or 1,298cc engines but the coupés were also available with a 1,584cc engine. Notable for their role in motor racing history including winning the International Rally Championship in 1972 and after 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 rearwheel drive car; however, the Fulvia moved to frontwheel 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' V configuration as featured on most production Lancias.
This beautifully presented 1.3S coupé has had a recent light restoration which included a re-spray in Rosso Red and contrasting black over the bonnet, boot and rear section. It is in extremely good, solid order throughout having been Waxoiled from new and offering the original Chromadora wheels with a well presented black leather interior. The original engine is still displaying the service loops and this particular car, we are informed, was owned by a Lancia Dealer for 90% of its life. Unfortunately, however, much of this history has been misplaced but, we do have MoT test certificates leading back many years which indicates that the mileage is indeed genuine.
A lovely example of these appreciating Italian classics offered in remarkably good condition with an MoT test certificate until March 2015 and Road Fund Licence until October 2014 accompanying the V5 registration certificate, three original keys and the original bill of sale. The owner is insistent that this is amongst the best of this model you will find.
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