Lot 145 - 1975 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S
|Odometer reading||42,790 km|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,000|
- Restored to a very good standard
- Presents in excellent order
The Lancia Fulvia was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963 with production running 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 Lancia’s. 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 were used in the rear. Four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes were fitted to first series Fulvia’s. With the introduction of the second series in 1970, the brakes were uprated with larger Girling calipers all round and a brake servo.
Originally registered in the Aosta region of Italy, this Lancia was restored in Milan circa 2009. The restoration project was carried out by a loving son for his father. Work included a full engine rebuild with new pistons, bearings, water pump, distributor, and a refurbished cylinder head. The paintwork was stripped to the bare metal and any corrosion removed, she was then repainted in silver. The brakes have been totally overhauled as has the steering box and suspension. Upon completion of the restoration she only travelled around 2,000km before she was put into storage for a number of years. The Fulvia arrived in the UK in September 2018 and recommissioning work was carried out by Lancia specialists Day and White at a cost of circa £4,500. The current vendor has enjoyed the car adding a further 1,500km. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a history folder, we are advised an MoT will be carried out prior to the sale. This is an excellent example of a well engineered and handsome Lancia.
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