• Recommissioned by the current owner
• Wonderful patina
• Excellent usable project
Produced between 1963 and 1976 across two distinct generations, the Lancia Fulvia was available in three different variants, the Belinda four-door saloon, two-door coupé and the Zagato-designed Sport, which shared its floorpan with the coupé.
Described as an “engineering tour de force” by Road & Track magazine, the Fulvia featured a DOHC, Lancia-designed V4 engine, ranging from 1.1-litres up to 1.6 litres depending on the cars age and model designation, with power outputs from 57bhp to 115bhp.
Famed for its motorsport success - particularly in rallying - the Fulvia in all its forms is now a bona-fide classic, with an impressive enthusiast knowledge base and a worldwide cult appeal.
This particular 1969-registered Berlina 2C coupé is a late-model, Series I car with the improved 71bhp 1.1-litre engine, and is easily identifiably by its double Solex carburettors and enamel ‘2C’ badges on the front and rear.
Purchased by the vendor from a significant collection of cars which had been gathered over a number of years by the previous keeper, this 2C has recently undergone a light recommissioning, with our vendor stating that the car is “on the button” and ready to enjoy.
Whilst in the current ownership, the car has received a new brake pump, fluid and front pads, a new exhaust centre section, oil and filter change, new steering head and other miscellaneous work, totalling to €956 worth of parts.
Present with the car is the registration document, and the vendor’s record of recommissioning works carried out.
On the inside, the cloth seats have fared impressively well for a car that has been laid-up for an extended period of time, though there is the usual wear-and-tear to areas such as the door cards, front seat edges and inner pillar trims, though we must say that the seats look to be in very good condition, all things considered.
Elsewhere, there is significant staining to the door cards, though the material itself doesn’t appear to be ripped or damaged.
The metal dashboard and its associated switchgear appears to be present and correct, whilst the controls and high-traffic areas all wear a lovely age-related patina, lending itself to a sympathetic rather than showroom-specification restoration, should the next owner wish to undertake such works.
One of the major saving graces of purchasing cars from a warm, Mediterranean climate such as Italy is that the cars are by-and-large in better condition than their counterparts in the UK, assuming they were stored under ideal conditions, thanks to the dry climate.
As a result, the bodywork on this 2C is in good shape, though heavily used. From what we can tell, all of the chrome trim and ‘beautification’ parts are present, though there are a few dents and dings to be noted on the bumpers.
The paintwork has seen better days with typical usage and storage marks and minor dents, but would likely respond well to a through cut-and-polish, whilst there is also some corrosion noted on the front grille and all four wheels.
Following its light recommissioning, our vendor states that this example is ‘on the button’ though the photographer noted that it was slightly hesitant to start, and our vendor has said that a new battery will be fitted before collection if required.
Otherwise, there are no reported faults with the car from a mechanical standpoint.
Offering a slice of classic Italian motoring with the added heritage and provenance that comes with the Lancia Fulvia badge, this old-school Italian Sedan has a wonderful charm and character about it.
An ideal candidate for either a full-on concours or sympathetic restoration, this 1969, Series I Fulvia Berlina 2C is running and driving, ready for its next owner to enjoy however they see fit.
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