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Lancia Fulvia 2C (1964 - 1969)

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Lancia Fulvia 2C (1964 - 1969) Lancia Fulvia 2C (1964 - 1969)

The Lancia Fulvia was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963. It was named after Via Fulvia, the Roman road leading from Tortona to Turin. Therr were, three variants: Berlina 4-door saloon, 2-door Coupé, and Sport, an alternative fastback coupé designed and built by Zagato on the Coupé floorpan. The fulvia produced until 1976.

The Fulvia Berlina was designed by Antonio Fessia, to replace the Lancia Appia. It had a front wheel drive layout, and was equipped with a longitudinal engine mounted in front of its transaxle. It was DOHC V4 engine that mounted well forward at a 45° angle. A new design, by Zaccone Mina, its unusually narrow 12° V allowed a single cylinder head to cover all the cylinders, with one cam each for intake and exhaust valves. Displacement started out at just 1091cc. In 1967 it was increased to 1.216cc (later 1.231cc) and in 1968 to 1.298cc. Especially for the Greek market, a 1.199cc engine was offered. Power varied from 59PS / 58HP / 43kW to 88PS / 87HP ( 65kW.

An independent suspension in front used wishbones and a single leaf spring, while a beam axle with a panhard rod and leaf springs was used in back. Four wheel Dunlop disc brakes were fitted to first series Fulvias. With the introduction of the second series in 1969 the brakes were uprated with larger Girling calipers all round and a brake servo. The handbrake design was also changed - using separate drums and brake-shoes operating on the rear wheels.

The series II Fulvia Berlina, the facelifted version, was introduced in 1969. It had a redesigned body with 20mm longer wheelbase. and an updated interior. An altered roofline also provided more space for rear-seat passengers. From 1970 a new five speed gearbox was available.

The cae featured on these photos, is a 1967 Lancia Fulvia 2C. The V4 1.091cc engine, equipped with double twin-choke Solex carburettors, and produced 71PS / 70HP / 52kW at 6.000rpm and 92.0Nm / 67lb-ft at 4.300rpm. Power transmitted to the front wheels through a four speed manual gearbox. It was offered with 155R14 Michelin X radial tyres. The body-shell also had revised front subframe mountings and distinguished from the base Berlina by an enamelled "2C" badge on the radiator grille and rear "Fulvia 2C" script.

Dimensions are: Length 4.110mm, Width 1.554, Height 1.400mm, Wheelbase 2.479mm. Weight was 1.000kg.

Top speed was 145km/h and it could accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 16,6 seconds. Average fuel consumption was 8,3lt per 100km.

Photos: ruoteclassiche

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