A 3 owner LHD 1600HF Lusso in the best colour, with 140HP fast road engine.
We are facilitating the sale of this car on behalf of a customer.
About of this car
This is a genuine 1600HF tipo 818.740 model and one of 3690 made. It was supplied new in Italy and first registered in Sicily on 28/4/1972.
According to the Italian papers on file, our car first changed hands in 1978 to a new Catania based owner who would keep his cherished HF until 2016; in the history file, there is even a photo of him with the car in 1978 when he first took delivery.
The Lancia was used regularly until 2002 when it was repainted in the original Lancia blue colour and thereafter used sparingly, mostly on regulatory rallies and other local events such as the Targa Florio tribute in 2004.
The HF left Sicily for the first time in 2016 when it was imported into the UK and sold to the current owner, who has retained the stock Lusso appearance but invested in an exciting high performance engine and other improvements, the aim being to achieve a technically brilliant example. Over £31,000 of receipted expenditure with the likes of specialist Tanc Barratt shows the cost no object approach taken with this car.
The icing on the cake is the very cool “Torino” style personalised registration number.
This car isn’t a show pony so it does have some cosmetic age related wear but is quite superb to drive and is ready for your next event or road trip.
The body on our car is nice and straight with decent panel fitment. The Lancia blue repaint (the original colour) has some touched in areas and some colour variation. Most panels have small marks or imperfections but as you see she polishes up well and makes for a strong first impression. The doors were recently rebuilt and repainted.
The chassis has received attention in recent years with new floors and other works. All stainless trim is present with a few parking dings. The Cromodora alloy wheels wear their original dull finish.
If you want a terrific driving HF, this is your car.
In 2018 Tanc Barratt rebuilt the matching numbers 818.540 engine including fitment of newly rebuilt Weber 45 carburettors and Bosato camshafts, dyno tested 141BHP @ 6460RPM. This engine is very torquey and feels as quick as a Fanalone. Engine work includes:
Gasflowed ports and inlet manifold
New 1600HF crankshaft, dynamically balanced
Ultrasonic cleaned head fitted with competition stepped valve guides and seats, new valve springs
New rings, bearings, seals, gaskets
New water pump
New 123 electronic distributor
Competition type engine mount
Other recent works include:
New electric fuel pump and fuel regulator
New Koni adjustable shock absorbers
New ball joints
New fuel tank
New Avon CR6 185/70 tyres all round
Our car is fitted with seat belts and a rare original Fanalone type Ferrero steering wheel. A complete set of new OE rubber matting with underlay is fitted. The seating front and back is in excellent condition. A phone/sat nav jacking point is a concealed fitment in the glove box. The door cards and headlining show their age.
Very clean with Cromodora spare and wheel cover, new OE rubber matting.
All the performance of a Fanalone for half the price in a refreshingly standard looking car. This 1600HF is ready for immediate enjoyment and is supplied with owner’s manual, ACI registration, ACI plaque and ID cards, copy Italian libretto detailing ownership and a raft of recent invoices.
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