Maintaining Lancia’s unparalleled reputation for innovation in automobile design, the Fulvia saloon arrived in 1963, and two years later was followed by a 2+2 coupé on a shorter wheelbase. Though mechanically similar, the newcomer had all the visual presence its progenitor lacked. Tuned ‘HF’ versions provided increased performance, while for the style conscious there was the eye-catching Sport Zagato, characterised by one of the Milanese carrozzeria’s typically lightweight and aerodynamic bodies.
Introduced in 1965 with the 1,216cc engine, the Sport Zagato was later offered with the 1,231cc, 1,298cc and eventually the 1,584cc HF unit. A five-speed gearbox was standard equipment from 1971. Production ceased in 1972. Lighter and more nimble than the standard Fulvia, the Sport distinguished itself in competition, particularly in long distance events – Fulvia Sport Zagatos scored highly in the Sebring 12 Hours and Daytona 24 Hours (where a Sport earned a class win in 1969). Ex-works HF rally cars aside, the Sport Zagato is the most desirable and collectible of all the Fulvias and undeniably one of the most striking designs of its era.
The Fulvia Zagato that we have on offer here is finished in a beautiful white. This Series II is in generally good condition and has been well maintained by its owner who is a Lancia specialist. This car comes to the sale with its Italian registration papers, its Historic Technical Passport and the CSAI fiche.