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Lot 012: Lancia Fulvia 1.3S

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (16 May 2012)

First shown in Berlina saloon form at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show, the Lancia Fulvia is one of those beautiful little cars that the Italians do so well. The gorgeous Coupe version was launched in 1965  dainty and chic from all angles, it also had a fabulously airy interior that was austerely yet elegantly trimmed. More than just a pretty face, it also went extremely well with superb handling and an amazingly willing 1,298cc V4 engine that pumped out 92bhp. No wonder it did so well in competition  right from the start it became the car to beat in everything from rallying to circuit racing to hillclimbs to sprints. Works Fulvias were used for ten seasons between 1965 and 1974, racking up countless wins in events as diverse as the Daytona 24 Hours, the Safari Rally and the Targa Florio. Production finally came to an end in 1976. This particular car dates from 1972 and is the 1.3S Series 2 model with a five-speed gearbox and improved brakes. It spent all of its early life in sunny South Africa, being imported to the UK by a previous owner in 1999. Presented in Metallic Burgundy with a white interior, it had just one owner from 2001 until earlier this year and has always been in regular use, clocking up some 1,500 miles a year as many old MOT certificates confirm (the current recorded mileage is around 88,800). In January 2002 it was fitted with a reconditioned unleaded head supplied by Omicron at a cost of some 850 (bill on file). There are also various other bills showing routine maintenance. The car is said to go well and certainly has a lovely sweet-sounding engine. The interior is said to be in good condition but the bodywork, although mainly sound, would benefit from some TLC to restore it to its former glory. Currently taxed and with an MOT until April 2013, it is ready to drive away today. With the Fulvia's 50th Anniversary celebrations coming up next year, now is the ideal time to acquire one of these fabulous little sportscars before the inevitable price hike!

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE
TypeCar
Lot Number012
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£2800
Year1972
Condition rating
Registration numberDBY 849M
Mileage-
Chassis number038227
Engine number089319
Engine capacity (cc)1298
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors