The story of the “F&M” (Fiorio & Maglioli) cars is well known to fans of the Lancia marque, only three cars were built in total, the first two were identical with the third being slightly modified from the original. The story is that Cesare Fiorio and Claudio Maglioli, team manager and driver respectively, of the official works Lancia team, Squadra Corse HF, saw that the team´s drivers were suffering of heat exhaustion at the Daytona 24 hour’s race 1969 and the prospect of having the problem in the forthcoming Targa Florio was not a welcoming one.
Fiorio and Maglioli decided to basically take the roof off the HF coupé, shorten the chassis by 28 mm thus making it 200 kg lighter depending on if a large or small fuel tank was fitted. The body was stiffened up with rigid tubular framework and everything superfluous taken off the car thus giving the capacity to be very competitive also against more powerful cars. The first car made went on to become the test mule for the Lancia Stratos and the whereabouts of the third car is unknown.
This example is a faithful reproduction of the original car which was incidentally sold by Coys in January 2014 at our Autosport Auction. It is a Fulvia 1.3 Rallye which, just like the authentic car, has been transformed into a HF 1,6. It has had three owners from new and is now fully prepared for the track. It has the required FIA paperwork consisting of HTP nr 1 – 8174N and FIA Class TSRC16. The car was prepared and restored during 2012 following the continual advice of former Lancia team boss and constructor of the original car, Claudio Maglioli, making this, according to the owner a more or less exact copy of the amazing original car.
It took part in the Italian historical hill climb championships, finishing 1st overall at Lima-Abetone in 2013, Svolte di Popoli in 2013, Cesana Sestriere 2014 and Bologna Raticosa 2014. In 2015 the engine was updated and in 2015, the car raced in hill climbs – namely the Cesano-Sestriere and “Passo dello Spino Bologna Raticosa”. A stunning, race prepared and race-winning car. The car is being sold with its Italian papers.