Lancia “Fulvia 1.3 S”, 1975
The Fulvia Coupé was launched at the 1965 Geneva Motor Show, destined to be a great commercial and racing success.
The elegant and streamlined body was signed by Piero Castagneto, who said to have been inspired by Riva motorboats.
The interior is pure Lancia as well, with the real wooden dashboard and a light and roomy cockpit.
The 1.3S Rallye was born in 1968 to replace the previous 1.3. The engine was updated and the performance was better than the previous model. It will be replaced in 1970 by the Mk2 1.3S that will be sold in a higher number thanks also to the rally success.
In fact the Fulvia Coupé had a nice handling and a sporting vocation, becoming the flagship car of the Squadra Corse Lancia.
Thanks to the Fulvia, Lancia will start its long and successful rally career, winning the Rally constructor championship in 1972
The Fulvia 1.3 S owned by the Museo is a peculiar version because of its front end, different from the standard Fulvia coupé.
This car in fact came from Australia, where there were laws for headlamps’ height forcing Lancia to redesign the fenders to move the lights higher, modifying the front end of the car.