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