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I think I’ve just found the Japanese version of the Lancia Fulvia!! Spotted via Bring-A-Trailer, this is a Nissan Silvia from 1965. Just 554 of these were hand-made over a four year period. It was powered by a 1.6 litre, inline 4-cylinder engine making just 96hp. The car is for sale in Japan for around $20,000 (which is reasonable value for a pretty little car, I reckon). It’s been said that Asian carmakers don’t mind imitating designs by other manufacturers and that’s arguably been the case when these companies are just starting to break into western markets. It’s one less […]

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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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Lancia Fulvia Update – Assessing the Rust

With the whole guitar thing going on, there hasn’t been much time to play with the Lancia Fulvia but we got a little time today. It was Classics By The Beach in the morning, followed by a little Fiat X19 time with Geoff and a friend who came over to give us the benefit of his experience with the car – thanks Ant! After lunch, Geoff and I decided to get working on the Fulvia. I was keen to get a look under its skin to see the real extent of what we’ve got to fix and as expected, there’s […]

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Jay Leno And The Lancia Fulvia Sport (Zagato)

Jay Leno gets all sorts of cool stuff coming through his garage. Most of it he owns, but occasionally he brings in someone else’s car to show it off. Such is the case with this Lancia Fulvia Sport. The video is around 25 minutes long and provides a great overview to the Fulvia, albeit with the alternate Zagato body. For those unfamiliar, this is basically the same as my Fulvia, but Lancia had Zagato build some bodies for them until 1972. This is one of those cars. Mine is the regular coupe made by Lancia itself (they made a sedan […]

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Petrolicious – Lancia 037

Petrolicious has to run out of….. fuel at some stage, right? I mean, how many incredible different vehicle models can they actually get access to before they start repeating themselves? Hopefully the answer is “plenty more”. The owner of this car will be familiar to the avid Petroliciousisti. One of his cars was featured in an earlier video and it’s every bit as exotic as this one. I won’t tell you which one it is right now but the video’s at the end of this post. This video focuses on his Lancia 037 Group B. As he intimates in the […]

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Monday Reading – Classic Mercs, Fiat, Goodwood, Saab + Volvo Sales and Maserati

[hr] Here’s the very best of automotive reading from around the web over the weekend. Well, what I think was the best reading. Let’s see what you think. — Congratulations to Volvo on increasing its sales in 2013. Volvo sold 427,840 vehicles in 2013, a small increase over 2012. The boost came thanks to large rise in Chinese sales and a small rise in Swedish sales. The US market, still #1 for Volvo, dropped by 10% so if they can arrest that slide in the near future, things will indeed look brighter for the other Swede. Don’t mind the picture […]

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Fantasy Friday (On Tuesday) – Lancia Fulvia HF 1600

Let it be known I have no buyer’s remorse. I love my 968CS and hope to keep it (or a car like it) for a long, long time. That said, I spent a LOT of 2013 looking for a Lancia Fulvia and still have a deep affection for the little Italian. Even my wife loves them! If this Lancia Fulvia 1600 HF were advertised a few months ago instead of just coming on the market this week, I would have taken a very close look. If it checked out, there’s a distinct possibility I would have bought it.

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Fulvia Quest – Update

Just a quick update on my search for a good Lancia Fulvia. The red one from northern Australia has been ruled out. I did get some feedback from the seller last night (finally) and it raised more questions than it answered. There IS a good list of spare parts that come with the car so anyone looking at it who’s willing to reconcile the irregularities that I can’t figure out from a distance could well land themselves a good car. The blue car from Canberra is still available and the seller has received several offers, including a standing offer from […]

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Fulvia Choices – Down To Two, Red vs Blue

There’s a lot of text and a LOT of photos here. It’s basically me trying to figure out my own thoughts on these two Australian Fulvias. Feel free to climb inside my mind. I’ve been looking at Fulvias for a few months and I’m coming to a point where a decision is warranted – which one do I pursue? The situation has changed a little since I last wrote about Fulvias. Another car has come on to the market here in Australia. We’ll it’s returned to the market. This car was sold on Ebay a few weeks ago but the […]

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The Lancia Fulvia

Via comments from Andrew Robertson: You really do have the bug. Give us a run down on the model code names, specs and years? Know very little about this little car…liking it more and more myself. Yes, I do have the bug. Sadly, it’s an intellectual bug only because I’ve never actually driven one. The Fulvia has come to my attention through a combination of temporary availability and video. I want one because one was available for sale and I liked what I saw when I checked them out. Exterior and Interior The Lancia Fulvia was built in three series […]

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