1975 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S Series 3



A stunning example of this classic Italian coupe, presented in superb condition inside and out, following a recent comprehensive restoration, which included a full bare metal respray.

Under the bonnet is Lancia’s characterful 1.3 litre V4 engine, providing a wonderful exhaust note and driving the front wheels through a 5 speed gearbox.

As part of the restoration, it was cosmetically enhanced for a more sporting appearance, having been de-bumpered and featuring the flared wheel arches and 14in Cromodora alloy wheels, usually found on its bigger brother, the 1600 HF.

First registered in 1975, this is a late production car that we understand spent much of its life overseas in sunnier climes, before being imported into the UK in 2018.

As one of the finest examples available, of these pretty, fantastically engineered Italian coupes, benefitting from a number of 1600HF inspired features, this car represents a great opportunity to get into classic Lancia ownership, that’s ready to drive and enjoy.

Recorded Mileage:
74,010 kilometres
Fuel type:
Petrol (unleaded)
Engine capacity:
Exterior colour:
Grigio Escoli Metallizzato
Engine output:
89 Bhp @6000 rpm 84 Ft/lbs @6000 rpm
Interior colour/trim:
5 speed manual
Date of registration:
01/01/1975 Date of registration in the UK 01/11/2018
MOT expiry:
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The car was subject to a comprehensive bodywork restoration in 2019, including a full bare metal respray, supported by much documentation and extensive photography. Finished in Grigio Escoli Metallizzato, the colour really suits the car and as can be seen from the photos, the paintwork is in excellent condition. Equally, all the chrome trim is also excellent and free from any corrosion or pitting.

During the restoration, the car was cosmetically enhanced by the incorporation of the flared wheel arches from the 1600HF. In addition, both front and rear bumpers were removed and polished plugs and inlet trims fitted. The resulting effect, in combination with the 14in Cromodora alloys provides for a much more sporting appearance to the car, over standard.

Finally, the car comes with its own specially designed and “Fulvia” logged car cover.


As a Series 3 car, it comes with the re-designed black leatherette interior, which incorporated headrests into the front seats. The only blemishes, in an otherwise superbly presenting interior, are minor cracking on the outer edge of the driver’s seat and a small tear in the front of the rear bench seat. The dash trim, door cards, handles, switch gear and woodwork, all present beautifully and are unmarked, split and fade free. In addition, carpets front and back, were replaced as part of the restoration.

The Series 3 Fulvia featured white faced gauges, all of which function as they should, as do all other electricals including the heater controls.

As a lovely touch, in the glove box there a period sensitive “Grundig” radio fitted. However, please note that the car is not currently fitted with an aerial.

The boot is fitted with new rubber matting and contains an unmarked Cromodora 14in spare wheel, cover and strap, fitted with a brand new matching tyre to the driven wheels. The car comes with the original car jack and tool roll.

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The 1298cc V4 engine fitted with twin side draft 35mm Solex carburettors, is a little gem. Whilst not particularly powerful by today’s standards, back in the late 60s and 70s, nearly 90bhp from a 1.3 litre road going engine, was remarkable. The engine thrives on revs and with a close ratio 5 speed gearbox, tenacious road holding and easy handling, it’s easy to see how it quickly gained success in world rallying, even in 1.3 HF guise.

The restoration in 2019 also included mechanical recommissioning, evidenced by numerous invoices for various parts and detailed notes from the restorer.

The car was serviced in March 2021 at 72,000 kms by Lancia specialists Auto Integrale in Reading, which included fitment of electronic ignition for increased reliability and reduced maintenance. Most recently, the carburettor rubber mounts have been replaced, gearbox oil changed, the gearchange bias spring, both front anti-rollbar bushes and near side front wheel bearing replaced. In addition, although registered as an Historic Vehicle and as such, MOT and Road Tax exempt, the car has had a fresh MOT which expires in October 2023.

As can be seen from the photos, all suspension components are in excellent condition. The car handles beautifully, with minimal roll, excellent grip and nimble turn-in, without the ride being too hard.


The car sits on Cromodora 14 inch alloys wheels, typically fitted to the 1600HF. These were professionally refurbished as part of the restoration and present in excellent condition.

The brakes, which are servo assisted discs all round, are powerful and operate as they should. Invoices evidence new discs and brake lines have been fitted and the callipers overhauled.

The wheels are fitted with 185/70 R14 Michelin Energy Saver tyres, which all have significant tread left. The spare, also a refurbished Cromodora, is fitted with the same tyre and is unused.

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As can be seen from the photos, the underside is in excellent condition. As part of the restoration, the car was treated to a comprehensive wax oiling to the inner cavities. In addition, the underside was treated to fresh undersealing and suspension components, re-powder coated. Finally and most recently, the entire underside and wheel arches have been treated with Lanoguard Automotive. This is a long lasting rust prevention and waterproofing treatment, for the whole underbody and chassis, which is resistant to jet washing, heat, salt, acid and alkaline. As such, the car is now very well protected against all the challenges, our weather can throw at it.



The car comes with its current V5C, the Notification of New Vehicle Arrivals (“NOVA”) registration (needed for imported cars) and the UK Registration Authorisation from the DVLA.

Although listed as an “Historic Vehicle” on the V5C and therefore exempt from UK road tax and MOT requirements, there are number of MOT certificates from 2018 (following the car’s restoration), through to the current MOT expiring in October 2023, for any buyer’s peace of mind.

Whilst not coming with any documented history prior to its import, there is significant documentation relating to the restoration, which include parts invoices and comprehensive manuscript notes from the restorer. In addition, recent service and parts invoices following restoration, complete the documents file.

Finally, an electronic photo file, containing over 430 photographs detailing the restoration, will be included with the sale of the car.

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