Wednesday, February 8, 2017

1969 Lancia Fulvia HF Competizione Concept Ghia

In 1963 Lancia introduced the Fulvia at the Geneva Motor Show. It was designed by Antonio Fessia and intended as a replacement for the rear-wheel drive Appia. The Fulvia was a small, front-wheel drive Lancia powered by a V4. With sales that surpassed 300,000 units, the Fulvia sold in great numbers for a Lancia yet still was not a financial success. It was produced in several variations until 1976.

Throughout its lifespan the vehicle could be had in a number of body-styles and configurations. 

In 1963, a compact four door was introduced and dubbed the Berlina. The V4 that powered the first of the Fulvia sedans displaced only 1,091cc, good for a modest 58bhp. More powerful GT  and GTE versions of the Berlina soon followed.  

A shorter version was available in 1965 and dubbed the Coupe. The rally versions Coupe HF was introduced later with 1.2 , 1.3, and 1.6 engines.

Another Fulvia coupe variant was the Fulvia Sport. This model was built by Zagato between 1965 and 1972, and featured aerodynamic styling by Ercole Spada coupled with powerful 1,216cc, 1,298cc and 1,584cc engines. Aluminum alloy was used in the construction of Fulvia Zagato bodies (though only early models featured all-alloy bodies), resulting in a lighter car than the Fulvia coupe. Both on the track and on the streets, the Fulvia had a successful career.

1969 Lancia Fulvia HF Competizione Concept Ghia

This prototype (Chassis #81854*002278) was presented by 'Carrozzeria Ghia', employing Lancia Fulvia HF mechanics and engine, at the Geneva and Turin Auto Show in 1969. The prototype was then modified and tested on the Le Mans Track. The modified version is called Evoluzione. Today, the car is presented in the original Evoluzione version with original painting. (

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