1972 LANCIA FULVIA 1600HF
Good, very original UK RHD example, fresh engine and comprehensive history.
About this car
Many examples of this model have been heavily modified or have been allowed to deteriorate but this car remains in pleasingly original condition, having been enthusiast owned and carefully looked after from new, witness the incredible history file with a ream of pages detailing ownership, MOTs from 1978 and copious expenditure with well known specialists; even classified ads for the car have been retained. History files simply don’t get any better than this.
A rare tipo 818.741 model (believed only 400 RHD made out of 3670 total 1600HF production), our Lancia was registered new on 15/05/1972 to a Mr Mosley of Winchester. Well known to the Lancia Motor Club (with previous club concours award to its credit), our HF had a photo documented bare metal repaint in the original colour in 1990, and today presents with an excellent patina.
Deviations from standard specification are limited to a 2000HF wood rimmed steering wheel, electric fuel pump and regulator, electronic ignition, fire extinguisher and a later stereo (concealed in the glove box) with electric aerial.
The recorded mileage of 19,000 (119,000 actual) is warranted as genuine from new.
The body on our car is good and straight with excellent panel fitment. The Bianco Saratoga paint job is an older application with various touched in areas over the years. It polishes up well with an even shine although there are some imperfections consistent with the age of the paint (30 years).
All stainless trim is in in very good condition, as is the glass and lenses. The Cromodora alloy wheels have recently been refinished and are unmarked.
The chassis appears rust and accident free, with a protective undercoating throughout.
With expert maintenance over the years, this HF drives just right.
Current work includes a rebuild of the correct 818.540 numbered motor with new pistons, valves, main bearings, timing chain, a carburetor overhaul, a new fan, hoses, leads and the refurbishment of the subframe including removal and repainting. In all, £12000 of receipts have been accumulated in 2018.
Not many miles have been recorded since the tyres and exhaust were replaced, and much other recent maintenance is in evidence.
The engine bay presents authentically and our car has a new MOT until December 2019.
This shows careful ownership. The seating appears original and in good condition, ditto the uncracked dashtop; the wooden fascia has been replaced and is in mint condition, with sharply presented and unfaded gauges, offset by the lovely wood rim steering wheel. The headlining is clean and the carpeting OK with some wear. Inertia reel seat belts are fitted.
Very clean with the right Battaini jack, factory toolkit, Cromodora spare with cover.
Any HF Fulvia is a special car and great value compared to something like a 105 series GTV Alfa. Our example is ready for immediate enjoyment and is supplied with an original owner’s manual.