1970 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato
Always industry leaders in design and innovation, Lancia's Fulvia 1.3 'Sport', with front wheel drive and a narrow angle 1.3 liter V4 engine, was no exception. Easy to control with the front wheel drive and capable of 110 mph, Lancia campaigned the Fulvia Sport in international rally and circuit events throughout Europe with great success. The highlight of the Fulvia's racing career came in 1972 when a Fulvia Rallye 1.6 HF won the International Championship for Manufacturers rally series.
In total, six different body styles were mounted to the Fulvia chassis. The Zagato bodied coupes are generally regarded as the most aesthetically pleasing of all the variations.
This Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato 1.3 chassis #818.650.001248 is one of approximately 600 early series 2 examples that included features from both the Series 1 and Series 2 Zagato bodied Fulvia Sport models. Sometimes referred to as a Series '1.5', these cars were built on a Series 1 body/frame with aluminum doors, side opening hood, and trunk lid, but has the dogleg 5-speed transmission and interior features of Series 2 cars.
This example is a strong driver on the road. Engine #818.303.54380 is consistent with cars produced in 1970 and is believed to be original to the car. The 1.3 liter V4 is in great running condition with a recent tune-up and major service performed. It is running on 3 year old BF Goodrich 95/60R14 tires wrapped around a rare set of newly powder coated Campagnolo Ragno alloy wheels that look fantastic.
The interior is in very good condition: the seats, door panels, and headliner were reupholstered in the last few years, and new wool carpets and leather wrapped dash were both fitted just a few months ago. The original plastic wood-grained steering wheel was sent to Gary's Vintage Steering Wheel restoration shop and was completely rebuilt and looks like new.
The car was repainted the same black just a few months ago and new rubber and weather stripping was fitted when all the glass was removed. All gauges, clock, signals, and lights are working properly. The original radio is present, but not hooked up.
Recent work completed:
-New weather stripping
-Rebuilt rear suspension with new Koni shocks
-Rebuilt brake master cylinder
-New front and rear brake pads
-New electric fuel pump
-New carpets, ash and wood console
-New lap seat belts
-Restored steering wheel
-Remove and clean, re-core radiator
-Replace all hoses
-New electric ignition
-Powder coat all 5 rims
Ownership history (current mileage 108,000 km):
*Previous owner (Venice Beach, CA): 2016-2017
-he did a lot of the cosmetic stuff like repaint, dash, chrome, seals, carpets, steering wheel, etc.
*Virage Racing (Brisbane, CA): 2012-2016 (106,781 km in 2013)
-see included service records from 2013 and 2016 totaling $15,000
*Virage bought the car from a gentleman in Santa Rosa, CA who owned it for at least 10 years.
*He bought the car from someone in Southern California who apparently acquired it in the early 1970's, hence the blue/yellow CA plate which replaced black/yellow plates 1970.
The car comes with the owner's manual, large shop manual, tool kit, jack, and service file. It also comes with a set of extra chrome headlight bezels, original chromed windshield surround, and front and rear bumpers. This is a rare opportunity to purchase the ONLY Fulvia Sport Zagato for sale in the United States!!