1973 Lancia Fulvia Rallye Coupé 1.3 S Series II
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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1973 Other Makes G80 1.31973 Lancia Fulvia Coupé 1.3 S Series II Description
1973 Lancia Fulvia Rallye Coupé 1.3 S Series IIGrigio Escoli (Silver Metallic) exterior Dark blue velour interior with cloth seats found only on Rallye editions 1.3L DOHC V-4 engine (818.303) with dual carburetors Five-speed manual transmission Aluminum doors, hood and trunklid Four-wheel disc brakes Front-wheel drive Former owner drove car for 16 years! Designed by Lancia stylist Piero Castagnero
Here’s a little Italian change of pace… MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present another unique Italian Job, a 1973 Lancia Fulvia Rallye Coupé 1.3 S. This is a true classic European collector’s find! The former owner drove the car since 2000. Finished in stunning silver metallic, the paint job shows extremely well with only minor imperfections visible upon close inspection. Virtually unknown in the U.S., the Italian brand Lancia has been building cars for over 100 years. Often on the engineering vanguard, the brand is credited with a number of automotive firsts.
This example is a Coupé 1.3 S (Tipo 818.630/631) Series II, which brought a face-lifted body and new five-speed manual gearbox with a 1298 cc (818.303) V-4 engine with dual-carburetors producing 90 horsepower at 6000 rpm. Larger Girling calipers and pads with four-wheel disc brakes replaced the Dunlop system fitted to Series I cars.
With its low beltline and generous greenhouse, the Lancia Fulvia will delight even the most discerning Italian car collector or enthusiast. The windshield and other vehicle glass sections are clear, intact and in overall good shape. All exterior lights are present, intact and clear. The front bumper shows some minor blemishes but overall, the bumpers are in good shape, as are the rest of the metal trim pieces. The car’s body panels are straight. The engine bay and battery are clean. The trunk has more cargo volume than one might expect, thanks to the car’s front-drive layout. Car rolls on Michelin X1 175/65R14 tires with factory steel eight-slot wheels.
Inside, the correct dark blue velour seats all look excellent, with no major signs of wear visible. The seats were reupholstered by the same manufacturer Lancia used in the 1970s and these seats came in cloth only on the Rallye versions. The carpet is intact, the headliner is in very good shape, as is the instrument panel with its woodgrain insert. The interior and exterior mirrors are each in one piece and the door panels, wood-rimmed steering wheel and shifter are all in good shape. This car is a radio delete model.
The Lancia Fulvia (Tipo 818) was an Italian car introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963 and produced until 1976. Fulvias are notable for their role in motorsport history, including winning the International Rally Championship in 1972. After testing it in 1967, Road & Track summed up the Fulvia as “a precision motorcar, an engineering tour de force.” It is named after Via Fulvia, the Roman road leading from Tortona to Torino.
When leaving the factory, all but a few of the Coupés originally fitted Pirelli Cinturato 165HR14 tires. The Coupés were the last Fulvia model to be discontinued, ceasing production in 1977.
The Fulvia Berlina replaced the Lancia Appia, with which it shared almost no components. The Appia used rear-wheel drive, while the Fulvia moved to front-wheel drive like the Flavia. The general engineering design of the Fulvia was identical to that of the Flavia with the major exception of the engine; the Flavia had a four-cylinder horizontally opposed engine while the Fulvia had a ‘narrow angle’ vee configuration as featured on most production Lancias since the Lambda. The Fulvia used a longitudinal engine mounted in front of its transaxle. An independent suspension in front used wishbones and a single leaf spring, while a beam axle with a panhard rod and leaf springs was used in back.
Competition to this Lancia in 1973 included Alfa Romeo’s GT 1300 Junior, BMW’s 1600 Touring, Ford’s Capri 1600 GT, MG’s MBG GT and Opel’s Manta.
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This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 49,512 miles it is sold as is and is mileage exempt. It is sold as is where is on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title.
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