Lancia Fulvia – SOLD!

Hi all. I just wanted to pass on the good news that my Lancia Fulvia was sold within a week. I’m really, really pleased with this sale not just because it’s happened – and happened so quickly – but also because the car is going to the perfect buyer. The Fulvia will be Ralph’s fourth Lancia restoration, so he’s obviously a massive enthusiast for the brand and already has the skills and the contacts in place to bring this car back to life again – something I hope to replicate myself some day. I’ve had a couple of false starts […]

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For Sale: Lancia Fulvia 1.3 Rallye

Sadly, it’s come to this. My Lancia Fulvia 1.3 Rallye is up for sale. With Mrs Swade and I wanting to move house and the initial estimates on the restoration work being higher than anticipated, I have to offer it up for someone else to take on. It’ll be very sad to see this beautiful lady move on, but hopefully someone else can do the work that I can’t.

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Fulvia Friday – Great In Grey

When I first saw a Lancia Fulvia colour chart the idea of a grey Fulvia didn’t excite me too much. I still wouldn’t want a grey one, myself, but seeing this car today has caused a massive mindshift over the basic idea of a grey Lancia Fulvia. It’a also the best looking Fulvia-with-bumpers I’ve ever seen. I think it might be the wheels and the low stance. Whatever it is, this Fulvia looks the business. This car is for sale in Holland for 16,000 EUR …. and just quietly, what is it with the Mad Dutchies and outstanding cars?! They […]

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Fiat X1/9 Update

I’ll get to the Fiat in a moment….. I drove a few interesting cars on the weekend. Both experiences were unplanned. One car I drove with a view to buy and the other was purely for fun. Peugeot 205 GTI The first car was a Peugeot 205GTI. I stumbled across this one when I ran into a co-worker at Salamanca Market on Saturday morning. The Pug belongs to his son and Mal let me know that it was now up for sale. Given that the 205GTI is a bit of a cult car, I had to check it out. Click […]

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Lancia Fulvia Update – Nov 24

At the last Lancia Fulvia Update, I’d started removing some exterior trim. The job continued today and true to form, I got over some previous frustrations and discovered some brand new ones! Last week’s frustration was the headlamp surrounds and a fresh air intake for the heating system. Let’s tackle those first…. I managed to get one headlamp surround off but the bolts holding the other three in were round where they used to be hexaganol, and rusty where they should be smoothly threaded. One off, three on…. And this week, all of them removed and then the headlamps out, […]

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Friday Fulvia – Mendoza Blue

My Lancia Fulvia is red. But before the previous owner painted it red, it was Mendoza Blue. I’m still trying to decide what colour to paint mine and it’s very helpful to see some good photos of a Fulvia in my original colour. The car shown below is currently for sale in the United Kingdom. It’s Mendoza Blue. This is a series 2 car as opposed to my series 1, so there are a few minor differences. Both have a tan interior, though. So effectively what you see here is what my car would have looked like from the factory, […]

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Lancia Fulvia Update

So where were we with the Lancia Fulvia? I’d been frustrated by the radiator and some headlamp surrounds….. Well, the radiator is gone, but the headlamp surrounds remain….. for now. As you can see, the grille isn’t in great shape. A few of the horizontal bars are no longer connected to their vertical companions and one of the corners was secured to the body by a twisted piece of wire. If it was complete then I’m pretty sure I could repair it but with that section missing along the top, I might be looking for a replacement. The radiator probably […]

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Friday Fulvia – Series 2 in Black + White

Welcome to the Friday Fulvia – a new (old) Lancia Fulvia photo every week! This week it’s a series 2 car, not badged as an HF but dressed up in rally colours nonetheless. My favourite bits on this car – the little mirrors (replicas available) and the blacked-out wheels. The blue Series 2 that lives here in Hobart has the same wheels in plain silver, which I’ve posted below for comparison. And the photo for a wheel comparison…. Have a cracking weekend!!

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