1973 Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1.3S

Today’s car is a 1973 Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1.3S owned by Anthony Maggio. I photographed this car at The best of France and Italy Car Show at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, CA. The car is finished in Verde Cascine with a Tobacco interior. It is powered by a 90 hp, 1.3 liter, DOHC V4 with an unusually narrow 12° V that allowed for a single cylinder head with one cam for the intake and one for the exhaust valves, and twin Solex carburetors. It is mated to front wheel drive 5-speed manual transmission with 3.90:1 rear axle. Slowing this beauty down Girling 10.5″ calipers in all 4 corners assisted by a power brake servo. It has independent front suspension with wishbones, a transverse leaf spring, anti-roll bar, and telescopic dampers. The rear suspension is dead axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, Pan hard rod, anti-roll bar and telescopic dampers.

The Fulvia Coupe’s were produced between 1963 – 1976 and named after Via Fulvia, the Roman road leading from Tortona to Turin. With a total of 45,754 of 1.3’s produced, of those 11,276 of them were produced in 1973. The published top speed of 106 mph with a 0-60 mph time of 12.4 seconds. The unique color makes it attract getter. This is great car to take to European car shows, Cars & Coffee events, or just cruising up the coast for breakfast with some like minded friends. Thank you for riding along. Frank

Check out the mounting of the brake fluid reservoir. Only 10 screws holding it to the Master Cylinder! Can you picture an Italian engineer smoking a cigarette and drinking an expresso sitting back and saying Bravo (nailed it)!