Lot 272 - 1972 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S Rallye
|Registration||EU Taxes Paid|
|Odometer reading||74,256 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,980|
- Rally inspired example signed by legend Sandro Minardi
- 1.3S Rallye specification with 90bhp
Vincenzo Lancia was born in a little Italian village near Turin in 1881. He was the youngest of four children and he showed an aptitude for engineering first with bicycles then cars. He founded Lancia & C. Fabbrica Automobili with friend Claudio Fogolin in 1906 and focused on vehicle manufacture and motor racing. Lancia enjoyed a reputation for technical firsts in production innovation – first monocoque chassis, five-speed gearbox and the first V6 and V4 engines. His son Gianni took over the company in 1937 and was heavily committed to racing and continuing innovation. His racing obsession was costly and in the 1960’s the company was sold to a private investor before sale to the Agnelli family in 1969.
This evocative 1.3S Rallye Fulvia boasting twin spotlights and Cromodora wheels was inspired by Sandro Munari who was a Lancia Works driver, taking the Fulvia to victory in the 1972 Monte Carlo Rally before progressing to the Stratos and although not a direct replica finds many styling cues from the ex-Rally examples now revered by so many. The stickers in the rear quarter windows represent the events in which he competed in period. Presented in the iconic colour combination of red coachwork with black trim, this car is ready for rallies, hill climbs or fast road excitement. The car is fitted with Sparco bucket seats and Sabelt four-point harnesses. Signed by the man himself, this car is sitting on its Irish plates and is in fine fettle with a NOVA number for anyone wishing to UK register the car (taxes paid). We are informed the car is also supplied with a set of four new flared arches should the new owner choose to fit them. Supplied with a copy of the original handbook, Irish and original Italian papers within the history file, running and driving beautifully, and sounding fantastic, this is a great example of a car that begs to be driven and enjoyed.
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