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|"If you want a
beautifully-engineered classic car that is entirely practical for everyday
use, fast enough to keep up with
the modern traffic, economical to run, and not so
complicated that maintenance becomes a nightmare, think
about a Fulvia. It is probably the most affordable
piece of high-quality machinery that will meet all these
||During the last years of the fifties the
ownership of Lancia S.p.A. passed form Lancia
family to Eng. Pesenti. The new ownership adopted
a more commercial strategy and after the good
results of Appia and Flavia decided to produce a
new car of little cubic capacity.
The engineering was directed by Prof. Eng.
Antonio Fessia and the new model had to be
submitted to his particular philosophy: front wheel drive and a compact
narrow V four
From the first 1.1 liters 58 HP Berlina the model
was evolved with two other different bodies and
got more powerful engines up to 132 HP.
In the end of the sixties FIAT acquired Lancia
and in the middle of the seventies the production
of Fulvia and other Lancia's original models was
substituted by FIAT design ones.
The Fulvia was one of the most important models
in Lancia's history because of its thecnical
innovations and racing results, especially for
the International Rally Championship won in 1972
by Munari/Mannucci with Fanalone. The Fulvia
Coupé Rallye 1.6 HF was the forerunner of
|Many thanks to Mr. Claudio Maglioli
for his precious information and beautiful photos.
||For any questions: Fulvia's Q&A, maintained by Huib Geurink.