The Lancia Fulvia was where Lancia began it's amazing run in the International Rally Championship, winning the title in 1972. Not only that, this is possibly one of the most gorgeous two door coupes to emerge from the 1970s. It's an interesting car that has an interesting engine; a narrow angle V4 mounted at a 45 degree angle, using one single cylinder head. Mint condition Fulvias are rather rare in the US, and I was surprised to see one for sale nearby in Washington, D.C.
Here we have a very rare Lancia 1.3S Fulvia. Nice, straight, rust free car that has been owned for the last 30+ years by a local collector. Paint has a few chips, nicks, and cracks but is still very presentable. Body fit is very good and no accidents ever. Interior seats, door panels, are all new correct leather. Dash is origianl and has a crack along the passenger side but the face is quite nice. Headliner and carpets are also very good. Gauges are in excellent shape and all function well. Engine has been professionally maintained its whole life and is very strong. New clutch, slave and brake master cylinder were recently rebuilt.
Overall mechanics of the car are very, very good. Gearbox is tight and all synchros are nice. Car is a blast to drive. Front wheel drive makes for a thrilling ride on a twisty road. Just a rare italian sports coupe that is becoming hard to find in this country.
These Fulvias are one of my favorite Italian vehicles of all time. It's a very small car, but its delicate details make it appear sleeker and larger than it actually is. This car has appeared before on eBay, and the asking price of $21,000 is not cheap, but if you want one of the best Fulvias currently on sale in the United States, this is it.