As you know, we love sourcing and selling incredibly rare cars here and this is no exception. This is a 1972 Lancia Fulvia Sport 1600 Zagato, UK Supplied, Right Hand Drive, the Holy Grail of Fulvias, we think! One of appox 70 made.
The Lancia Fulvia was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963 and produced until 1976. Fulvias are notable for their role in motorsport history including winning the International Rally Championship in 1972. On testing it in 1967, Road & Track summed up the Fulvia as "a precision motorcar, an engineering tour de force". The Fulvia was available in three variants: Berlina four-door saloon, two-door coupé, and Sport, an alternative fastback coupé designed and built by Zagato on the coupé floor-pan. Introduced in 1967 with the 1,298cc, 87bhp, engine, the Zagato was later offered with the 1600cc, 115bhp HF unit, a sparkling combination with a top speed approaching 120mph. A five-speed gearbox was standard equipment from 1971. Production ceased after Zagato had manufactured around 7,000 cars, a mere 800 of which were the ultimate 1600cc version. Lighter and nimbler than the standard-bodied cars, the Sport distinguished itself in competition, particularly in long distance events. Fulvia Sport Zagato’s 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.
This rare, one of approximately 70 right hand drive 1600cc Lancia Fulvia Sports by Zagato was supplied new with the five-speed gearbox, electric windows, electric rear door and sports a Full Legth Webasto Sunroof. This solid example has had over £6,000 spent on it, in the last couple of years, to make sure that everything on it is working; this included a service, re-cored radiator, new front shock absorbers and new window motors. Now requiring a cosmetic refreshing, it runs and drives well. Finished in silver with the original black Shaggy cloth interior, this 1600 Sport by Zagato is supplied with a V5C registration document, an current MoT test certificate, recent invoices and two workshop manuals.
This is a very rare opportunity to purchase an original right hand drive, 1600cc Lancia Fulvia Sports by Zagato which was supplied new to the UK. These period coach built motor cars are becoming more and more sought after. A perfect marriage of Italian Style, rarity and great mechanics. You can either run the car as it is as a lovely oily rag car, or gradually use and improve. What better way to enter such ownership than with this beautifully styled Italian motor car which represent great value in the current market, being significantly less than the standard, non Zagato 1600cc Fulvia HF? That cant be right?