1972 Lancia Fulvia

While the Lancia Fulvia Coupe was out racking up rally victories, it's four-door counterpart went rather unnoticed throughout its production run. Perhaps it was the Fulvia Berlina's homely yet tailored looks, but beneath lied advanced technology for the age. The engine was a narrow angle V4, mounted at a 45° angle. One camshaft operated all intake valves and another operated the exhaust valves. The use of a narrow angle allowed Lancia to package the engine with one cylinder head. Add to this engine four-wheel disc brakes, front-wheel drive and front independent suspension and you had a formula for fun. This Fulvia Berlina for sale in Maryland is a little rough but is perfect for someone looking for a collectible to tinker with and improve this winter.

Year: 1972
Model: Fulvia Berlina
Engine: 1.3 liter V-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 52,000 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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Need a last minute gift for that incorrigible Italian car enthusiast in the family? Look no further!

Here is one of the last TRUE Lancia automobiles. That illustrious company was bought by Fiat in 1969, and built their last Fulvia Berlina in 1972. Though a few Fulvia Coupes were built until 1976, the rest of the line was converted to Fiat-designed vehicles (of much lower quality).

The Fulvia probably killed Lancia because it cost too much to produce. Though it was only a small-displacement car, it was engineered with the same high standards as the more expensive Lancias. Many details of these last Lancias show amazing attention to detail, and extraordinary engineering creativity. Many parts are cast, not stamped steel.

I imported this car from the Venice area of Italy in November 2004. It has been a wonderful car to own and drive and even enjoy as garage-art. But it does very few miles and needs attention in a number of areas, and it is time for someone with fewer vehicles (or more resources!) to bring it back to its former glory.

Pros

- Original engine/trans/rear work well and this is a wonderful driving car. Bend it through a corner and it will track like an arrow through the apex.
- The body is fundamentally solid. There have been a few body repairs done, and it does show some rust damage around the windshield, but this is not one of those Italian cars that swam through salt water to get here!
- All electrical systems/lights work
- Great color combo
- All original down to the hubcaps with their beautiful cast centers
- Shortly after the car landed, we dropped the front sub-frame and did an extensive update, including clutch, rear main seal, steering box bushings, axle boots and all rubber bushings that mount the sub-frame to the body. We painted the body mount boxes with anti-rust paint to assure future integrity.

Cons

- The car needs minor body work and paint. Ideally, you'd have a body shop do all the minor imperfections, including removing the windshield to repair the rust there, then paint the same solid dark blue color it is now.
- It needs tires. The Fulvia still has the European tires I bought it with and I hate to replace them if the next owner wants a wider tire or different wheel.
- There are a number of small projects to be done (it is a 1972!) including aligning the steering wheel, new weatherstripping, and gaskets in the gauges.
- There is a slight exhaust leak. It sounds lovely going through the gears, but I now hear a slight leak closer to the manifold.

Btw, parts for this car are not hard to find. Not necessarily cheap, but they are available. I understand that this is an odd time to list a car (Christmas week), so if you cover the deposit, you are welcome to pick up the car anytime in January. Please call for more detail as required.

Al
410-353-3896

A show quality Fulvia Berlina will currently run you somewhere in the neighborhood of $10,000 to $15,000. Given the amount of work needed on this example, I would peg this car somewhere in the $6,500 to $8,500 range. This is a very complete example that could be run on a daily basis with a little TLC or prove a solid base for a concours restoration project.

-Paul

1985 Ferrari 308GTS Quattrovalvole

Often imitated, never duplicated. This is a mantra often associated with expensive luxury goods that lead to knock-off copies of the originals. The 1980s was a boon time for kit cars, one of the most copied being the Ferrari 308. After the Magnum P.I. series, everyone wanted a piece of the action with this Italian exotic, whether you were zooming down the main avenues of Manhattan or cruising along the Sunset Strip. This 308GTS for sale in California is a rare shade of Plum Metallic that adds a bit of subtlety to a car you would normally see in red or yellow, turning heads everywhere it goes.

Year: 1985
Model: 308GTS
Engine: 3.0 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 10,048 mi
Price: $68,888 Buy It Now

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INCREDIBLE ONE OWNER, CALIFORNIA CAR, ORIGINAL PAINT, ORIGINAL INTERIOR, and FULLY DOCUMENTED. Possibly the finest 1985 Ferrari 308GTS on the market for sale. STUNNING PAINT IN PRUGNA METALLICA (Plum Metallic) over beige interior. Original books, original tools, original jack, original shop light, original spare tire. This car NEVER left the state of California and qualifies as a survivor with incredible provenance.

Normally you can find a later model 328 for sale around the $60,000 to $80,000 range, but this 308 has edged itself into that territory. Whether low mileage and an uncommon color is enough to bring the big money remains to be seen. Of the 308s, early fiberglass bodied examples and the later fuel-injected models with four valve heads like this one are the most desirable. At most, however, a 308 like this should bring somewhere in high $40k to low $50k range.

-Paul

1990 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 8V

Want to do your best impersonation of a World Rally Championship driver but not too keen on your average Subaru or Mitsubishi Evo? You’re in luck, because the 25 year exemption rule has given leeway to those wishing to import one of the most legendary rally cars of all time: the Lancia Delta Integrale. This is the car that won Lancia the WRC Manufacturer’s Title six times over. This particular Integrale for sale in the UK has the less powerful 8 valve turbocharged engine and is only one year away from when it will be legal to import to the US.

Year: 1990
Model: Delta HF Integrale 8V
Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 69,500 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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G Reg Lancia Delta Integrale. Metallic gray 8V car with permanent 4WD, 185BHP 2.0 turbo engine. Fully restored down to shell. New sills, fully under sealed, cavity wax, fully dinomatted, custom made black alcantara head lining, retrimmed recaro leather seats with embroided HF logo, Momo steering wheel. Mechanically the engine has been fully rebuilt with new belts, water pump, clutch assembly, bigger turbo fitted, requires rolling road tuning to complete the turbo setup. Up graded brake disks, crossed drilled vented all round, new diff cradle, after market exhaust system fitted, braided hoses, power steering, original integrale wheels with good Yokohama tyres, central locking, electric front windows, current owner for over 9 years - sale forced with regret by growing family, starting a new business and no time to give it the care it deserves.

I am advertising this car on behalf of a friend, who would be more than happy to answer any questions you may ask, email me the question or text me and I will forward it on. Additional pictures available on request of the restoration. Relisted for the third time over time wasters. Please only bid if serious. Time wasters reported to eBay and non payment markers left against their account. Taxed till end January 2014. MOT 13 May 2014

Owners phone number is 07771 995735

Specification
Engine layout: Front Engined
· Aspiration: Turbo
· Engine size (Litres): 2.0
· Engine configuration: 4 cylinder
· Cylinder layout: Na
· Cylinders: 4
· Engine power (BHP): 185
· Driven wheels: All Wheel Drive - Permanent
The detail
· Mileage: 112,300 km
· Year: 1988
· Doors: 5
· Body type: Hatchback
· Transmission type: Manual
· Fuel type: Petrol
· Colour: Metallic gray
· Requires
1. Speedo Cable
2. Attention to passenger electric window (wire repair to motor)
3. Three warning sensors for dash display (all items working perfectly though)
4. Drivers door ajar switch faulty.

WE ARE BASED IN WINSFORD IN CHESHIRE, CW7 3PZ AREA
CALL OR TEXT 07790343965 07879 607850

For those looking for Delta Integrale ownership at a lower cost, the 8V models are a good place to start, as the later model 16V and Evo 1 and 2 models are gaining ground in the collector car market. While there are a few of these rally heroes that have made their way to Canada, most people who have imported them aren't ready to quite part with them just yet. While a few of these Integrales were produced in right-hand drive, most were left-hand drive, even if they were sold in right-hand drive markets. So for those seeking out a bargain for a right-hand drive car, it would be worth your while to seek one out in the British Isles, as long as it is devoid of any rust issues.

-Paul

1971 Fiat 500L

Just a few years ago, Fiat was one of those brands that was a figment of the past in the US. But now with a second, larger model accompanying the retro styled 500, a new Italian car has become closer than it ever was since the mid 1990s. With this new 500 has brought a bit of nostalgia for the old variant. This 500L for sale in Ontario, Canada has a brand new motor and has been repainted in its original color.

Year: 1971
Model: 500L
Engine: 650cc inline-2
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 84,000 mi
Price: $14,000

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1971 FIAT 500 L model. This car is a completely restored example of a 500L. The motor has been replaced with a brand new 650 cc Fiat motor and a brand new transmission. It was an original black car, so colours are correct for the vehicle. It runs and drives great, and is a blast to drive. It gets a ton of attention wherever it goes!!

From the looks of it, this appears to be a decent enough bargain at the price, given that some of the best 500s can fetch over $20,000 these days. If you live in an urban area but can't bear the thought of driving a modern small car, why not give one of these vintage two cylinder runabouts a shot?

-Paul

1975 Fiat 131S Mirafiori

We featured a 1979 Fiat Brava last week and I thought to myself, my oh my, finding a 131/Brava in this shape is a near impossible task these days. Well, apparently these Fiats are multiplying, because here comes an early sedan variant for sale in New York in a decidedly seventies color.

Year: 1979
Model: 131S Mirafiori
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: 40,361 mi
Price: $5,900

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1975 FIAT 131 S MIRAFIORI ... 40,361 Original Miles

Engine: 4 Cyl, 1.8L
Transmission: Auto
Exterior: Green
Interior: Brown
Body Style: Sedan
VIN: 131A30046560

This ONE OWNER, ARIZONA BEAUTY looks almost as good as when it came from the factory in 1975. Engine is in good shape, does not smoke, does not leak, nice and quiet. Our mechanics performed basic tune-up on this car and an oil change. Automatic transmission feels perfect, shifts without any problems, without delay, and without noise. Suspension is in excellent shape, car tracks nice and straight. We have replaced brakes on this beauty. There is no evidence of any electrical problems.

The exterior is in excellent shape for a 1975. The paint looks original with absolutely no rust anywhere on the car. Vinyl seats, carpet floor and glass are all in great shape. Our upholstery shop has installed brand new vinyl seats. They have took extra care to keep the original design. Interior of this car is nice and clean. This FIAT has 4 matching brand new tires that are mounted on good straight rims.

It will be sold with a clear title and it will be sold as-is, where-is.

Compared to the two door Brava we featured last week, this 131S has some pluses and minuses. While this sedan variant has covered a lot less miles over the years, the GM sourced 3-speed automatic will sap a lot of the fun out of the driving experience. I should know, as my mother owned a 1978 131S coupe with this very transmission when I was a young kid. These Fiats aren't exactly the most collectable of valued Italian cars, so I would suspect swapping in a 5-speed manual gearbox wouldn't affect the value all that much. Even more so than the silver two-door featured last week, this has to be the best 131/Brava I have seen for sale in the US in the past several years.

-Paul