The second series Fulvia Sport was launched at the 1970 Turin Motor Show. Changes included: a 5-speed gearbox, revised suspension geometry, taller ride height, an alternator in place of the previous dynamo, a taller final drive compared to coupés, and wider tyres.
The body was now all-steel, and seated 2+2 passengers. Some of the Zagato’s most unusual features were lost: the bonnet was now hinged at the front, and the spare wheel compartment hatch was deleted. Several other changes set the second series apart from the first: new driving lights, side mirror moved from the wing to the door, larger bullet-shaped tail lights from the Peugeot 204, and stamped steel wheels without hubcaps.
With the Sport 1.3S between 1970–72, it had the same engine as Series 1 1.3 S, but five-speed transmission. Very early versions of these Series 2 cars were fitted with Series I bodyshells with a separate spare wheel-hatch and smaller rear lights and aluminium bonnet and doors. Later versions have all-steel bodyshells, no spare wheel hatch, and larger rear lights.
This lovely example has been cherished by the present owner for the last 6 years. During which time, he has upgraded the upholstery and interior panels to a wonderful black Connolly leather and the exterior is resplendent in iconic Lancia red.
There were only 2600 of these particular models built and this example is without doubt one of the best on the market with its odometer showing a mere 56,000 miles and an MOT expiring in March 2017. A pretty and fun Italian sports car with style to match.