Comprehensively Restored by Autofficina Omega in Italy to As-New Standards. An Exceptionally Nice 5-Speed Fulvia Zagato.
1967 Lancia Fluvia Zagato 1.3 Sport
s/n 818650*001015* Eng. no. 818.410-2239540
Arancione with Black Interior
These days, the phrase “Italian sports car with Zagato coachwork, disc brakes, and twin cam engine” typically has six or seven figure price tag associated with it. Add to that a storied marque with a host of innovative technical features and the price climbs further still. However, the Fulvia Zagato remains a delightful exception and is one of our favorite cars at Fantasy Junction.
Lancia has long been highly regarded for their exceptional craftsmanship, innovative engineering, and cost-no-object attention to detail. Prior to FIAT’s involvement, Lancia built high-quality, elegant, and innovative cars with few rivals. Given this philosophy, combined with passionate leadership, Lancia frequently found themselves in financial trouble. Among the last of the pre-FIAT cars, the unibody front-drive Fulvia was designed as a small car using a dual overhead cam narrow angle common cylinder head V4. Dunlop disc brakes on all four corners provided stopping power, and the car bristled with innovation and interesting technical features. Road and Track magazine described the car in 1967 as "a precision motorcar, an engineering tour de force." The Fulvia was surprisingly quick for its displacement, and proved to be an effective competition car in both rally and circuit racing. The cars were available in a variety of body styles including the rare and special Zagato coupe bodywork, which provided excellent visibility, balance, and a surprising amount of space for larger drivers and their chattel.
Fantasy Junction has sold this particular car twice before: in 2012 and 2016. The car was the subject of a sympathetic restoration in the early 1990s by Lancia expert Franco de Piero in Italy, this car received a complete, ground-up restoration by Corrado Patella’s Autofficina Omega in Vicenza, Italy two decades later. Their firm is well-known and regarded as an Italian marque specialist, and the restoration was performed in a no expense spared fashion. The paint was returned to the original “arancione” color of the car when it was delivered new. The 1.3S engine was completely rebuilt, and the seats changed to Zagato Sport style units. The engine bay and undercarriage were both included in the restoration. The car has covered 2400km since the restoration, of which 1900 were added by the current owner and the car remains exceptional. It would not be an exaggeration to say that this is the finest Fulvia Zagato Fantasy Junction has ever had the pleasure to offer.
Inside and out, the car has an immaculate and fresh appearance. The paint work was done to high standards over straight panels. The brightwork is beautiful throughout, and all rubber trim has been renewed as well. The bumpers have been removed, giving the car a more muscular, competition oriented appearance. The car sits on restored Campagnolo wheels shod with Pirelli Cinturato tires. The seats are as new, and the balance of the upholstery is also beautiful. The dash top is free of cracks, and the original gauges, switchgear, and gear shift knob remain and are in excellent shape. The headliner is black and in very good order. A period appropriate and very smart aftermarket steering wheel is fitted.
The car runs as well as it looks. The rebuilt engine is smooth, crisp, and powerful. The 5-speed transmission operates as it was designed and the brakes are effective, pulling the car down straight. The suspension has the feel of a rebuilt car, and it is particularly composed over rough road surfaces.
With prices now well over the $1M USD mark for Alfa Romeo TZs, this is an opportune chance to acquire an exotic Zagato bodied small bore Italian GT car, restored to as-new standards, before prices on these too soar out of reach.
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