1969 Lancia Fulvia Coupe
|Performance:||1,298cc DOHV V4 Engine; approx 91bhp at 6,000rpm|
|Performance options:||(2) Weber Carbs|
|Wheels:||Chrome Wheels with Lancia Hubcaps|
|Brakes:||Dunlop Disc Brakes|
|Engine #:||818303 120111|
This attractive Silver over Black Lancia Fulvia features a 303 series high compression engine, and was born in and has spent the majority of its life in Italy. The most recent owner of the Fulvia acquired it there last year, and had it transported to the United States, where it has since remained. After importation, the Lancia was given a comprehensive servicing by Italian car specialists who performed a full brake and fuel system service, along with the addition of new rubber door seals to the car. This is not only a wonderful looking Italian example of the late 60s but is also a lightweight performer that is simply a blast to drive on your favorite road.
The introduction of the Fulvia saloon in 1963 maintained Lancia's reputation for innovation in automobile design. Designed by Antonio Fessia, the boxy-styled Appia replacement featured an all-new, narrow-angle, V4, overhead-camshaft engine; front wheel drive; independent front suspension by double wishbones; and disc brakes all round. The Fulvia was described as 'a precision motor car, an engineering tour de force', and was lauded by motoring journalists as a jewel of engineering and forward thinking design, as well as being delightful to drive. A 2+2 coupe on a shorter wheelbase was launched in 1965. Though mechanically similar, the beautiful newcomer had all the visual presence its progenitor lacked and came with a 1,216cc engine producing 80bhp. In 1967 the model was up-rated with the 1,298cc, 85bhp engine, becoming the Fulvia Rallye 1.3.