1972 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato
Lot 131
1972 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato 1600 Coupé, Chassis no. 818751007598 Engine no. 818631007889
£25,000 - 30,000
US$ 42,000 - 50,000
Lot Details
1972 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato 1600 Coupé

Coachwork by Zagato

Registration no. NEU 153L
Chassis no. 818751007598
Engine no. 818631007889


  • The introduction of the Fulvia saloon in 1963 maintained Lancia's unparalleled reputation for innovation in automobile design. The boxily-styled Appia replacement featured an all-new, narrow-angle (13-degree) overhead-camshaft V4 engine; front wheel drive; independent front suspension by double wishbones; and disc brakes all round. A 2+2 coupe on a shorter wheelbase was launched in 1965. Though mechanically similar, the newcomer had all the visual presence its progenitor lacked and came with a 1,216cc engine producing 80bhp. Tuned 'HF' versions provided increased performance, while for the style conscious there was the eye-catching Sport Zagato, characterised by one of the eponymous Milanese carrozzeria's typically lightweight and aerodynamic bodies. The shape was penned by Ercole Spada, arguably Zagato's most important post-war designer, who had forged his reputation for creative brilliance with the iconic Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato of 1960.

    Introduced in 1967 with the 1,298cc (87bhp) engine, the Zagato was later offered with the 1.6-litre 115bhp HF unit, a sparkling combination with a top speed approaching 120mph. A five-speed gearbox was standard equipment from 1971. Production ceased in 1972 after Zagato had manufactured around 7,000 cars, a mere 800 of which were the ultimate 1.6-litre version. Lighter and more nimble than the standard-bodied cars, the Sport distinguished itself in competition, particularly in long distance events. Fulvia Sport Zagatos scored highly in the Sebring 12 Hours and Daytona 24 Hours (where a Sport earned a class win in 1969). Ex-works HF rally cars aside, the Sport Zagato is the most desirable and collectible of all the Fulvias and undeniably one of the most striking designs of its era.

    One of only 62 1.6-litre models built in right-hand drive configuration, this beautiful Fulvia Zagato was acquired by the previous owner in 2002 and treated to a 'bare metal' rebuild carried out over a ten-year period by marque specialists Richard Thorne Classic Cars of Grazeley Green, Berkshire at a cost of some £60,000. The current vendor has owned 'NEU 153L' for 14 months and says that it has been great fun to drive, comparing well with others of the type he has owned and possessing amazing brakes. Finished in deep Lancia Blue with black leather interior, the car is offered with restoration invoices, current MoT/tax and Swansea V5C document. The original tools and jack come with it.

Saleroom notices

  • The registration number for this car is NUE 153L, not as catalogued. The mileage on this vehicle is genuine and is 46500 miles.
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