Paris

7 February 2018

1970 Lancia Fulvia Rallye 1.6 HF 'Fanalone'

  • Chassis no. 818.540 001284

Without Reserve

Documents: French Certificat d’Immatriculation


  • One of about 1,258 such examples manufactured in 1969–1970
  • Presented in period 'HF Squadra Corse' colours and currently prepared for historic rallying
  • Recent competitor in the Historic Monte Carlo Rally and Tour de France Automobile


As with many homologation specials, the addition of an abbreviated suffix – in the case of the Lancia Fulvia, that of 'HF' – did not accurately reflect the manifold differences between the standard car and its competition counterpart. The former was powered by a 1,216-cc, 80-bhp version of the remarkable V4 engine, whilst the homologated 1.6 HF introduced for 1969 offered an all-new powerplant boasting an additional 400 cc, and a further 35 bhp.

Dubbed 'Fanalone' (roughly translated as 'big headlights'), the 1.6 HF also benefitted from a close-ratio, five-speed gearbox, front suspension modifications and aluminium body panels, which transformed it into a potent 850-kg world-beating rally car. The Fulvia won the Italian Rally Championship eight times between 1965 and 1973, and both the International Championship of Manufacturers and Monte Carlo Rally in 1972 – the latter courtesy of Fulvia folk hero Sandro Munari.

Impeccably presented in Works colours, this example was prepared for historic rallying in the early 2000s, and has competed in both the Historic Monte Carlo Rally and Tour Auto. Equipped with the requisite competition modifications, including co-driver’s trip meter, roll cage, fire system, competition instruments and bucket seats, it has benefited from a recent engine rebuild and is ready for immediate use on the historic rally stages or prestigious events such as the Tour Auto or Modena Cento Ore.





• Fait partie des quelque 1 258 exemplaires produits en 1969–1970
• Livrée d'époque “HF Squadra Corse” et préparée pour les rallyes historiques
• A participé récemment au Rallye de Monte Carlo Historique et au Tour Auto

Comme avec de nombreuses spéciales d'homologation, l'ajout d'un simple suffixe (dans le cas de la Lancia Fulvia, les lettres "HF") ne reflète pas avec précision les nombreuses différences entre la version standard et son dérivé sportif. Ici, la première était équipée du remarquable moteur V4 dans une déclinaison 1 216 cm3 et 80 ch, alors que la Fulvia 1.6 HF présentée en 1969 recevait une autre mécanique dont la cylindrée était augmentée de 400 cm3 et dont la puissance gagnait 35 ch.

Surnommée “Fanalone” (qui signifie à peu près "gros phares"), la 1.6 HF bénéficiait aussi d'une boîte de vitesses à cinq rapports rapprochés, d'une suspension avant modifiée et de panneaux de carrosserie en aluminium, ce qui ramenait son poids à 850 kg et en faisait une voiture de rallye très compétitive. Ainsi, la Fulvia a remporté huit fois le Championnat d'Italie des rallyes, entre 1965 et 1973 et, en 1972, elle s'adjugeait le titre constructeur mondial en rallyes et signait la victoire au Rallye de Monte Carlo, grâce au talent incontesté du célèbre Sandro Munari.

De présentation impeccable dans sa livrée usine, cette voiture a été préparée au début des années 2000 pour les rallyes historiques et a pris part à la fois au Rallye de Monte Carlo Historique et au Tour Auto. Elle est dotée des équipements que réclame cette discipline, comme un arceau-cage, un extincteur, des sièges baquets, des instruments compétition et un tripmaster pour le copilote. De plus, elle a fait l'objet d'une réfection moteur récente et elle est prête à s'attaquer sans délai aux spéciales de rallyes historiques ou à s'inscrire à des évènements prestigieux comme le Tour Auto ou le Modena Cento Ore.

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