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Author Topic: Very rare early all aluminium Fulvia Sport Zagato 1200 for sale  (Read 2085 times)
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« on: 03 July, 2013, 09:17:19 AM »

We have decided to advertise our mendoza blue/red interior Fulvia Sport 818.132.001155 when it returns to the UK in late September from NE Italy (30 mins SW of Padova).. However I am posting this as there maybe someone who would be sufficiently interested in the car to look at it here beforehand.
The car is one of the very rare first 200 all aluminium (apart from the tailgate) 1200 Sports and according to Roddy Young's Fulvia superb Zagato Register is not only the oldest UK registered Fulvia Sport but is also the ONLY 818.132 car in the UK. These early cars were beautifully made and a delight to drive being especially light and responsive. The later Series cars with larger engines etc lost some of the finesse of the first Series cars as was often the case with Lancia.
The car has been known to the Lancia Motor Club continuously since 1983 when we first bought it .
It was bought new from the Lancia factory in Turin by an Englishman, Hugh Lloyd and first registered in Italy on January 16th 1967. He specified UK instruments which are still fitted to the car and early in his ownership he fitted a set of 5 off 5" x 13" FPS alloy wheels which again are still on the car and which are in perfect condition with never any damage, kerbing or corrosion. Tyres are currently Michelin XVS asymmetric - 175 x 13 on the rear and 165 x 13 on the front.
Hugh Lloyd worked at the Dino de Laurentis film studios in Rome and also at Shepperton Studios and used the car to travel between the two. He subsequently imported the car into the UK when it was registered EPE199J.
We bought the car (for the first time) in 1983 from Tony Brooks when it had a broken engine, seized worn out brakes etc and having fitted new discs, clutch and a good 1.3S engine with its tubular exhaust manifiold, the car was back on the road in 1986 with Waxoyl in every cavity I could find.
I then contacted Hugh Lloyd who came over for supper and he was thrilled to see his old car back on the road and in good order. He provided us with all the original paperwork, handbook, Dinitrol guarantee etc from new.  In his ownership he told us he had a small bump on the rh front wing near the Trevi Fountain in Rome and this would appear to be the only accident damage to date.

At a later date I obtained a 6 character age related Registration from the DVLA and fitted a pair of 35 Dellortos and most recently a new wooden dashboard, new floormat, master cylinder seals and exhaust last summer but apart from this the car is very original. It has never had problems with the body seams in the engine bay opening up due to corroded sub-frame mounts flexing and apart from the inevitable problems of occasional surface corrosion on the body under the paint it is a very honest car having never been messed around with.
We used the car until 1998 when we sold it @ 92,000 miles and it passed through Richard Thornes garage twice being used by him personally in 2005/6 when we re-purchased it.
In the interim the headlining had been replaced and the bumpers had gone astray (but these are not uncommon on ebay).
Jacky uses it here in the Spring and Summer as her 'daily driver' and it is a delight to drive as the early 4 speed Fulvias always are. As it is used regularly the Dunlop brakes are really effective and the dashboard is original and complete having never been fitted with a radio..
However we now also have a S1 Fulvia GTE which is beginning to take preference because of the number of visitors we have here so something has to go! I have some spares such as a new tailgate motor assembly and dashboard switch and some lights but not a lot else really.
Our wish is to see the car continue to be used as a standard 'daily driver' because of its provenance and continuous documented history but of course the car is a prime candidate for turning into a competition car by one of the European Fulvia specialists.
Current mileage is 98,000 and we would be looking for 17K.
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« Reply #1 on: 03 July, 2013, 06:37:15 PM »

Car just sold and paid for.
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« Reply #2 on: 03 July, 2013, 07:19:35 PM »

Swift sale Chris! Looking forward to hearing about the new owner's exploits if he or she is a forum member, or VL contributor. Richard
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« Reply #3 on: 03 July, 2013, 09:24:25 PM »


Can we still have some more pictures?

Well done to both you and the new custodian. 

I loved your "new" Fulvia at Goodwood...

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« Reply #4 on: 04 July, 2013, 05:25:26 AM »

Thanks David,
Here are a couple more which show how straight the body is.
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