The Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato was another collaboration with the legendary styling house. It was slightly more acceptable looking than the outlandish Zagato-bodied Sport Flavia, but the aluminium Fulvia was still an unusual looking car that buyers either loved or hated. Beyond those looks, though, the Fulvia Sport Zagato remains a true classic – even rarer and more desirable is the Spider version, of which only a handful were made.
Those concept car looks promised a great driving experience and, thankfully, the Sport Zagato lived up to the off-the-wall styling. Like the HF, the Zagato was lighter than the standard Coupé, and the power-to-weight ratio delivered by the lively V4 power units was enhanced usefully, resulting in excellent performance. The top 1.6-litre 115bhp Sport Zagato is an absolute gem. Upgraded during its life, the Sport Zagato even picked up additional equipment such as electric windows later in life, a sure sign that drivers wanted more gadgets to be put into the 1970.
27 of the Zagato’s were official factory cars all of which were sold pre-production and according to the book by Carlo Stella and Bruno Vettore, about 40 cars were racing in the late 60s, many of which were bought as street cars, later to be prepared by privateers. One of these privately prepared cars in fact achieved first in class at the Targa Florio.
The car we have here today raced between the 2004 and the 2015 in the most prestigious historic race on the Tuscany hills and circuits. This Fulvia Sport Zagato is equipped with its 1.3S engine prepared to race and it’s ready to be enjoyed by its new owner.