1969 Lanica Fulvia Fanalone. £120,000 rebuild For Sale
Sold new to Italy, chassis #1981 became well known in Holland, being owned by David Hart, Jan Storm and Michel Oprey; here it was subject to its first restoration. Osprey had the car prepared for rallying, entering it into a variety of competition events. In 2010 the car was sold via Alex Von Moser of VSOC to Bill Mcgrath who registered the car in his name and imported it to the UK. The car was entered by Mr Green into the Rally du Remparts. The car remained in France under the control of M. Francois Bourin, the President of the Lancia Fulvia Club in France until the Pau Grand Prix Historic in May 2011.
In early 2012 the car was the subject of a body restoration before being entered into the Jersey Motoring Sprint and Hill Climb. Following this the car was sent to Jim Stokes JSWL who undertook a £120,000 ‘no-expense-spared’ rebuild to an original, period rally specification. Work included fitting rally style camshafts, 45 DCOE Webbers, the block was bored by 1 mm; the engine now produces 133 BHP at 6,250 RPM.
A FIVA identity card was renewed, and subsequently the car returned to the Pau Grand Prix in 2015, and later that year was driven by Robert Coucher, International editor of Octane magazine and Classic Car Connoisseur, on test at Goodwood. Over the 2015/2016 period the car remained with Omicron of Norfolk – recognised as a leading Lancia expert. The car is presented today in Group 4 specification.
The most recent European excursion was to the Vernasca Silver Flag event in 2017, where the car performed faultlessly and was much admired by the Lancia cognoscenti.
This is a competitive and wonderfully restored example of the legendary Fanalone.
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