1972 Lancia Fulvia
Year of manufacture1972
Mileage65 501 mi / 105 414 km
"Although mechanically similar to the Fulvia saloon, the beautiful 2+2 coupé launched in 1965, had all the visual presence its progenitor lacked and came with a 1216cc engine producing 80bhp. Tuned, lightweight 'HF' versions provided increased performance and formed the basis of the works' highly successful rallying programme that saw, with the exception of 1970, the Fulvia HF’s winning the Italian Rally Championship every year from 1965 to 1973 and two European Rally Championships in 1969 and 1973. The Fulvia HF1600 secure Lancia's first Manufacturer's World Championship in 1972. The ultimate expression of the Fulvia coupé, the HF1600 had been introduced in 1969 and came with a 1584cc engine producing 115bhp in road tune, an output sufficient for a top speed of 185km/h (115mph), plus revised suspension and a five-speed gearbox. Production ceased in 1973 after a little fewer than 5,000 HF1600s had been built.
This fabulous Fulvia 1.6 HF is believed to be fully matching numbers and offered in the classic colour combination of red with black bonnet, evokes the necessary rally connotations and certainly lives up to the hype having been lovingly prepared for historic rallying and sitting on the iconic Cromadora alloy wheels. First registered in August 1972, this original righthand drive Series II Fulvia has recently benefitted from a partial respray and thus presents in very good order. Having been subject to an insurance total loss in 1989, this example was rebuilt as a classic rally entrant boasting a full roll cage, works style aluminium fuel tank with a capacity of approx 50 litres, aluminium sump guard with space for two spare wheels, all fuel and brake lines located inside car, a lockable alloy fuel filler, up-rated roll bars and springs with new top ball joints and bump stops and new steering idler and bushes; this HF is very much ready to compete. The engine was fully rebuilt approximatley 3,000 miles ago with Omichron cams and pistons, an Omichron competition exhaust manifold, twin Weber 45 DCOE’s with 55mm trumpets and foam air filters and with a reconditioned radiator all producing 137bhp and 121 lb/ft torque tested on a rolling road.
Further extensive works and preparations include:
Electrical;Twin Facet fuel pumps with several in-line fuel filtersFull rally instrumentation including oil temperature gaugeUp-rated 80 amp alternatorNew high capacity battery (May 2019)Various power sockets including cigarette type, large & small Din socketsModern fuse boxes and relays with all fuses labelledElectric fan fully automatic with manual overrideUp-rated bulbs to all forward facing lightsLED boot and bonnet lights
Interior;Original reach adjustable ultra light weight seatsTwin string door pocketsAlloy under dash road book tray for with pencil clipsModified handbrake for easy handbrake turnsBrantz Int Pro 2 Trip and Rally TimerSwitchable front and rear wheel trip meter sensorsHalda cable fittedTwin digital stopwatchesCompassMap Light/Plotting LightWindscreen washer bottle in car to avoid freezing on winter eventsAlloy pedals and navigator’s footrestSteering wheel adjustable for reachFire extinguisher cage fitted
Within the extensive history file are full details of all work carried out by our vendor to rally specification and all receipts from Lancia specialists Omichron from 2013 onwards, together with specifications of all works completed and essential information on instrumentation, electrical information including relay details and photos of the Fulvia in action and full Workshop manual. Concise workshop manual and Tavola book containing full schematic parts description are also included.
Fitted with Gravel/Forest tyres with a small spares package, we cannot stress enough how fully rally prepared this car is. With no detail overlooked, we are informed by our vendor currently no expenditure is required to enjoy trouble free, successful rallying and the car is highly eligible for premier events such as Monte Carlo Historique, Winter Trial, and all Hero events. Offered with an MoT test certificate until May 2020 and current FIVA ID card, this is an exceptional opportunity to not only enjoy but be competitive in historic rallying and in, frankly, one of the most iconic cars of the time."