Like the Aprilia and Aurelia, the Flavia too soon had a little sister.
The Fulvia is almost identical in specifications to the Flavia and some
parts are even interchangeable. Apart from the size, the biggest difference
between the two cars is the engine. The Fulvia has the traditional V4
engine, of course of an entirely new design, with two overhead camshafts.
The engine is slanted 45° to the left and almost all Fulvias have
two double-choke carburettors. The Berlina is of an extremely angular
design but it was soon joined in 1965 by the Fulvia Coupé, both
designed and built in house. The Coupé is a most elegant design,
it sold in large numbers and is today the most frequently seen Fulvia
model. It was highly successful in competition despite a weight handicap
and in 1972 it won Lancia their first World Rally Championship.
A different and more expensive coupé was available from Zagato,
called the Sport. It is a beautiful little car, more accessible that most
Zagato designs and commercially their biggest success. The first series
had an aluminium body but later ones were all-steel and in total nearly
7000 are built.
The Fulvia was introduced with an 1.1 litre engine, the first Coupés
had a 1.2, also used in the Berlina. In 1967 came the final and best known
version, the 1.3 that was used till the last Fulvia in 1976. From 1969
onwards the rare 1.6 engine was also available in the Coupé and
|Unitary body with a subframe for the
engine, gearbox and front suspension.
V4 with an inclined angle of approximately 13°, 1091, 1199, 1216,
1231, 1298 and 1584 cc, 58 - 115 pk, 1,3S 90 pk.
Fully synchronised four speed, from 1970 five speed.
155-14, Coupé 145-14 and 165-14, 1,6HF 175-14.
2480 mm, 2nd series 2500 mm, Coupé and Sport 2330 mm.
Berlina approximately 1050 kg, Coupé 960 kg, Sport 930 kg.
138 km/h (Berlina 1,1) – 190 km/h (Sport 1,6), Coupé
1,3S 170 km/h.