Lancia Fulvia HF 1.6 / Monte Carlo Rally, 1972.
Oh, how I love them dirty.
Lancia Fulvia HF 1600 (1970)
Sensitivity on steroids, with a dress to match both. It probably had the most interesting V4 engine ever made, very clever.
Lancia Fulvia Coupe HF (1970)
Designed by Antonio Fessia. Driven by a very happy chap.
Lancia Fulvia HF Coupé (1972)
Another one from my trip to the Nurburgring this past June. The heavy rain didn’t stop me from pulling out the camera and shooting this Fulvia like crazy. Sadly this is the only shot I got right, the other ones had too much… water. But there was too much pedigree on this Fulvia to miss it.
This Fulvia HF is probably my favorite Lancia, if we don’t count the Stratos (that’s out of this universe). It started out with a very simple premiss and a very simple engine, and over the years managed to achieve such greatness in competition.
The HF Squadra Corse had quite a decade of success thanks to the Fulvia, which only managed to get the title of International Rally Champions in 1972. By the time the little Fulvia had seen its engine evolve from a 1.2 to a grunty 1.6 liter capacity.
Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato advertisement (1967)
Lancia Fulvia Barchetta (1975)
Basically a proven recipe for success consists in: take its top off. That’s what Cesare Florio did with the standard Fulvia HF for Targa Florio races, and turns out they did quite well, especially in terms of ventilation of the cockpit, which apparently was a major setback while driving the closed Fulvia.
The lesson here is: if you’re cool enough, you’ll win more races.
Lancia Fulvia SZ (1965)
Sport Zagato, as you would expect.
Lancia Fulvia HF Rally (1969)
Have a nice monday!
Austin Cooper S / Lancia HF 1.3
At the pit stops, where I believe to be Targa Florio.