Saturday, January 26, 2013

Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato (1967-76)

The Lancia Fulvia (Tipo 818) is an Italian car introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963 by Lancia and produced until 1976. Fulvias are notable for their role in automobile racing history, including winning the International Rally Championship in 1972. It was available in three variants:- 'Berlina' (4 door saloon) 'Coupe' and 'Sport', an alternative coupe designed and built by Zagato on the Lancia Fulvia Coupe floorpan. 

Series I (1965-69)
Three peculiarities of the Sport body were the engine bonnet hinged to the right hand side, the rear hatch, which could be lifted electrically by an handful of centimetres to aid cabin ventilation, and the spare wheel, housed in a separate compartment, accessed from a rotating panel which held the rear number plate. The tail lights were sourced from the NSU Prinz 4.

Series 2 (1970-72)
The second series Fulvia Sport was launched at the 1970 Turin Motor Show. The body was now all-steel, and seated 2+2 passengers. The bonnet was now hinged at the front, and the spare wheel compartment hatch was deleted. Other changes set the second series apart from the first: new driving lights, side mirror moved from the wing to the door, larger bullet-shaped tail lights from the Peugeot 204, and stamped steel wheels without hubcaps.

The basic Fulvia Sport Zagato was powered by a 1216 cc narrow-angle V4 engine. Series 2 introduced the Sport 1600, an updated Sport with 1584 cc engine producing 115 hp (86 kW). This version had electric front windows and was the fastest production Fulvia produced, with a top speed of 118 mph (190 km/h). (wikipedia)

Series I (1965-69)

Series 2 (1970-72)

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Lancia Fulvia Sport 1600 Zagato
In Series 2, an updated Sport with 1584 cc engine producing 115 hp (86 kW). 
This version had electric front windows and was the fastest production Fulvia produced, 
with a top speed of 118 mph (190 km/h). (wikipedia)

1968 Lancia Fulvia Sport Spider Zagato

Spider based on the Fulvia Sport, released at the 1968 Turin Motorshow.
Only one was ever built.

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