1967/72 Lancia Fulvia HF1600 ‘Fanalone’ Group 4 Rally Car  Chassis no. 818.130 019952

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1967/72 Lancia Fulvia HF1600 ‘Fanalone’ Group 4 Rally Car
Registration no. to be advised Chassis no. 818.130 019952

Sold for £ 20,000 (US$ 22,079)
1967/72 Lancia Fulvia HF1600 ‘Fanalone’ Group 4 Rally Car
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. 818.130 019952

Footnotes

  • The introduction of the Fulvia saloon in 1963 maintained Lancia’s reputation for innovation in automobile design. The boxily-styled Appia replacement featured an all-new, narrow-angle, V4, overhead-camshaft engine and front-wheel drive, with independent front suspension by double wishbones and disc brakes all round. A 2+2 coupé on a shorter wheelbase was launched in 1965. Though mechanically similar, the beautiful newcomer had all the visual presence its progenitor lacked and came with a 1,216cc engine producing 80bhp. In tuned, lightweight ‘HF’ guise the Fulvia also provided Lancia with a means to contest the World Rally Championship. Lancia had used a variety of models during the 1950s, achieving a modicum of success, but with the Fulvia’s arrival Cesare Fiorio’s Squadra Corse works team had a car capable of consistently challenging for outright victory.
    The works team campaigned the Fulvia in 1.2- and 1.3-litre forms, securing a handful of wins at World Championship level, before the advent of the 1.6-litre, five-speed HF1600 for 1969 gave them the means to mount a more serious challenge. Ultimate expression of the Fulvia Coupé, the HF1600 came with a 1,584cc engine producing 115bhp in road trim with up to 165bhp available in rally tune. The works team used the HF1600 consistently between 1969 and 1974, securing seven European Championship wins in 1970, six in 1971 and seven the following year to take the World Rally Championship for Makes in 1972. Alpine-Renault’s A110 took the title for the French manufacturer in 1973 but the HF1600 was not done yet, helping Lancia to a second Makes championship in 1974 together with the Stratos and Beta Coupé, while Harry Kallstrom (1969) and Sandro Munari (1972) became European Rally Champions driving the HF1600. (Before the advent of the World Drivers’ Championship in 1978, the European was the FIA’s only official rally championship for drivers).
    A landmark model of immense significance, the Fulvia HF1600 effectively established Lancia’s considerable reputation on the World Rallying stage and paved the way for the legendary Stratos, Rally 037 and Delta Integrale models. When production ceased in 1973, a total of 3,690 stradale (road going) HF1600s had been produced, with a further 1,258 being built to ‘Rallye’ specification.
    Built to full works Group 4 rally specification on an earlier (1967) lightweight chassis, this example has a claimed power output of around 150bhp at 7000rpm and is identical to Simo Lampinen’s 1972 RAC Rally Fulvia, in which he finished 5th in that event. The car has had minimal use since being rebuilt in 2007 for a collector of factory Lancia rally cars and is in excellent condition, ready to stage rally or enjoy in the many European regularity events in which Fulvias compete so well. The car has current FIA HTP papers and is expected to possess a Swansea V5 document and current road tax/MoT by time of sale.
1967/72 Lancia Fulvia HF1600 ‘Fanalone’ Group 4 Rally Car  Chassis no. 818.130 019952
1967/72 Lancia Fulvia HF1600 ‘Fanalone’ Group 4 Rally Car  Chassis no. 818.130 019952
1967/72 Lancia Fulvia HF1600 ‘Fanalone’ Group 4 Rally Car  Chassis no. 818.130 019952
1967/72 Lancia Fulvia HF1600 ‘Fanalone’ Group 4 Rally Car  Chassis no. 818.130 019952
1967/72 Lancia Fulvia HF1600 ‘Fanalone’ Group 4 Rally Car  Chassis no. 818.130 019952
1967/72 Lancia Fulvia HF1600 ‘Fanalone’ Group 4 Rally Car  Chassis no. 818.130 019952
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