It is not a restored car but an excellent original example that has been well cared for. There is no evidence of rust or body damage repair. The two triangular grill cutouts at the lower corners of the inner headlamps are Fanalone specific features, as is the absence of bumpers. The car is very straight with good gaps at all panels and the paint, trim, glass, plexiglas, and interior are all correct and in very good condition.
These cars were the last version of the Fulvia used in rally competition by the factory works teams. Powered by a 1.6 liter V4 that put out 132 hp in stock trim. The engine in this car is very strong and may have some internal changes because of being owned by the Lancia family. The transmission is very smooth in all gears and the brakes stop straight and strong. The HF is at it’s best on winding back roads but is also comfortable cruising on the freeway. With great visibility and good ventilation it is an enjoyable high performance automobile.
The brief documented history of the car is:
Owned by the Lancia family until traded to Gerald Batt the President of Lancia Motorcars, England.
Batt sold the car through Richard Thorne to D. Manser.
Manser sold the car to Phillip Toledano in New York.
When it was at Domenick’s European Auto Repair, New York, in 2014 they did over $12,000 worth of repairs and the repair orders are included. It was sold to Cartelligent, Sausalito, CA in 2014. for $117,950. prior to coming here.