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The story of the “F&M” (Fiorio & Maglioli) cars is well known to fans of the Lancia marque. The reason the F&M exists is that Cesare Fiorio and Claudio Maglioli, team manager and driver, respectively, of the official Works Lancia Team, (Squadra Corse HF), saw that the team's drivers were suffering from heat exhaustion at the Daytona 24 Hour race 1969 and the prospect of having the problem in the forthcoming Targa Florio was not a welcome one.
Fiorio and Maglioli decided to basically take the roof off the HF Coupé, shorten the chassis by 28 mm thus making it 200 kg lighter depending on if a large or small fuel tank was fitted. The body was stiffened with a rigid tubular framework and everything superfluous taken off the car, the resultant loss of weight meaning that it was now very competitive against more powerful cars.
Of the two cars constructed, one won the 'Prototype Class up to 1,300cc' during the 1969 1,000km at the Nürburgring, while the second, almost identical, example won its class in the Targa Florio that year.
The car offered here today is a faithful recreation of these Targo Florio and Nürburgring machines. Built from the ground-up by expert and respected craftsmen, Vere Lancia of The Netherlands in the late 1990s, this is as accurate a recreation as one could wish to construct. Using a 1968 Lancia Fulvia Rallye 'S' Coupé as the donor car, this F&M Special was meticulously built to race spec with the chassis shortened, the body altered at the waist, and the new body constructed around a tubular frame, just as F&M did in period and utilising measurements taken from one of the original cars.
It is an uncompromisingly selfish race or hill climb car, although it’s never been campaigned. It retains its 1298cc engine, albeit, this has been bored and fitted with twin DellOrto carburettors and a fast cam and mated to a 5-Speed Series II gearbox. It sits on period-look ATS wheels and has the most beautifully applied hand-painted “Lancia-Italia” script to the nose of the car. It does have a passenger seat frame and a lift-off panel should you require a passenger on a parade lap and it's also fully road-legal with a valid MOT. Accompanying the car is a poster of our F&M leading the Fulvia 40th Anniversary Parade at Circuit Zandvoort in 2005.
You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location Monday to Friday between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact our office on 01926 691 141 to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail contact Steven on 07500 040422 / firstname.lastname@example.org. The health and safety of both our customers and team remain the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.