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Lot 122 - 1970 Lancia Fulvia 1600 HF Corsa

1 of only 200 “Fanalino Corsa” produced

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£29,000

Auction THOROUGHBRED & VINTAGE AT FONTWELL HOUSE September 2016
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Lot Number 122
Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number 818.740*001060*
Year 1970
Make Lancia
Model Fulvia 1600

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The Lancia Fulvia (Tipo 818) is an Italian car introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963 by Lancia and produced until 1976. Fulvias are notable for their role in motorsport history, including winning the International Rally Championship in 1972. On testing it in 1967, Road & Track summed up the Fulvia as “a precision motorcar, an engineering tour de force”. Named after Via Fulvia, Roman road leading from Tortona to Torino.

The Fulvia was available in three variants: Berlina 4-door saloon, 2-door Coupé and Sport, an alternative fastback coupé designed and built by Zagato on the Coupé floorplan.

The Fulvia coupe became a huge commercial success thanks to its good looks and success in rallying which culminated in winning the International Rally Championship 1972. Designed by Piero Castagnero, the Fulvia Coupe is a sporty berlinetta 2 plus 2. It is a fine looking sporty coupe with a high-end finish, for instance the dashboard is clad in real wood. This compact coupe was powered by a 1216 cc 80 hp V4 engine, and thanks to its light weight of 950kg, a top speed of 160 km / h was achievable.

The car on offer today is one of the very rare 2nd series 1600 HF Corsa, only 200 cars were produced, and this is chassis #001060. This car was registered for the first time on the 19th of December, 1970. It’s engine number is 818.540-2264676. It comes to the sale with around 36,000 km on the odometer and it comes complete with its ASI certification and the old Italian registration. One of the rarest Fulvias ever built, this would surely be a superb addition to any enthusiast’s collection.


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