Front-Wheel-Drive For the Win

An Immaculate Vintage Italian Sports Car Beckons Your Inner Purist


May 9, 2017 Cars By Photo by Petrology
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Ferrari, Lamborghini and Alfa Romeo get most of the glory when it comes to great, classic sports cars. Lancia, on the other hand, flies well below the radar. Which is understandable. Lancia wasn’t known for non-stop success but when they did make a great car, it was an instant classic.

As is the case with this 1975 Lancia Fulvia. It may be a front-wheel-drive but the Fulvia was tuned and balanced to a level that helped it keep up with the athletic rear-wheel-drive BMW 2002 and Datsun 1200. If you need any more proof, the win at the 1972 Monte Carlo Rally should suffice. The Fulvia up for sale on Petrology.co is a completely unrestored special Monte Carlo edition, commemorating that exact win.

Fog lights, flared wheel arches and rally car decals adorn the unassuming silver paint job, while the spartan interior has everything you need and nothing you don’t. This Fulvia won’t be winning any pro-rally stages anytime soon, but it’s sure to put a smile on your face as you carve up your favorite canyon road.

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