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Sold for: £34,875
As well as being a delightful and rewarding road car in the best Italian tradition, Fulvias are notable for their role in motorsport history, including winning the International Rally Championship in 1972. On testing one of the early cars in 1967, the American magazine Road & Track summed up the Fulvia as "a precision motorcar, an engineering tour-de-force".
The second series Fulvia Sport was launched at the 1970 Turin Motor Show and featured a number of updates including a 5-speed gearbox, revised suspension geometry, increased ride height, an alternator in place of the previous dynamo, a taller final drive compared to earlier cars, and wider tyres.
On offer here, we have a UK-supplied, right-hand drive, second series Fulvia HF 1600. Having been subject to a total loss insurance claim in 1989 (at a time when the value of these cars was minimal) the car remained in storage for a number of years before the decision was made to convert it to competition use. Our vendor purchased the Lancia in 2013 and set about a thorough schedule of work to convert it to an historic rally car. With no expense spared, the engine was rebuilt by a highly regarded marque specialist resulting in an output of 137bhp-supported by the dyno print out. A 50-litre aluminium fuel cell was fitted, fuel and brake lines re-routed, sump guard, suspension, steering and roll-bars upgraded, and all safety and necessary rally equipment fitted. As such, this HF 1600 is very well equipped and could be, in the right hands, a very competitive historic rally car. Accompanied by a box of history containing all related invoices for work and upgrades, together with specifications, essential information on instrumentation and electrical information including relay details. Photos of the car in action, concise workshop manual and the Tavola book containing a full schematic parts description are also included with Dyno graph, FIVA ID card and the current MOT valid until 22/05/2020.
This is a very presentable example of an iconic rally car suitable for a number of historic events. It’s a lively car that’s only had light use since its build and promises to be a lot of fun, particularly at this very appealing guide price.