"It is fair to say that Lancia is best known for its motorsport prowess, both on the circuit from the LC2 Group C cars all the way through to the rally stages of Europe starring the 037, Stratos and Delta Integrales. Going back a bit though, the Fulvia was the headline act and the independent suspension, all-round disc brakes and narrow angled, V4 engine that powered this example. Indeed, the ‘Sport’ variation was commissioned by Lancia to Zagato as more aerodynamic and sportier version of the coupé and which could also be used in both road and track competitions.
The vendor acquired this rare and fast appreciating righthand drive Zagato-bodied Fulvia about five years ago. It had been stored indoors, probably since the early 1980s, hence the unwarranted but probably accurate, low mileage, with the last change of keeper showing in 1976. At this point the engine and suspension subframe was dropped out and the body stripped back to bare metal and repainted to the correct period colour, Lancia Salmone. The engine was also stripped, rebuilt and tested over a hundred-mile trip with all switches and lights working correctly. The interior is the original black vinyl with timber trim dash in original condition with minor wear and tear showing. Indeed the interior, whilst showing some patina of its 47 years, is in good overall condition. The body, showing minor bonnet gaps, has been ‘de-bumpered’ as is the fashion although the restored units and a number of other additional spares (importantly including the Zagato-style side indicators) the will accompany the car. These Fulvia Zagatos are rare and decent ones are not so easy to find.Interested parties should note that the reserve on this vehicle has been reduced and the new estimate is £14,000-£18,000The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to Government guidelines throughout viewing and auction day."