Wednesday, May 6, 2015

10k: What's The Reserve? 1967 Lancia Fulvia Rallye Coupe

The inconvenient truth when buying a used car is that the advertisements with good pictures, thorough descriptions, and responsive sellers are also the highest priced cars.  Those sellers understand that putting in some extra time will result in more interest and typically want more for the car.  On the other end of the spectrum are folks who value their time over money and will post a few (or no) photos and just settle for whatever they can get for the car.  Personally, I'd love to pickup a classic Italian classic from one of the second type of seller, and this next one looks about perfect.  Find this 1967 Lancia Fulvia Rallye Coupe here on eBay currently bidding for $9,500 reserve-not-met with 1 day to go, located in Southampton, NY.

For those not in the know, the Lancia Fulvia Tipo 818 is a classic Italian saloon available from 1964-1976 as a Berlina, Coupe, and Sport.  This one is a Coupe, and offers 2+2 seating and styling by Piero Castagnero of Centro Stile Lancia.  It might look like any other classic front engined 60's coupe, but under that sheet metal the Fulvia is very unique in its greasy bits. 

A longitudinal V4 engine is mounted up front (canted over at 45 degrees) and connected via a transaxle to the front wheels.  The 1.3 liter narrow 13 degree V4 uses two overhead camshafts (one for exhaust valves, one for intake) and a single head (similar to Volkswagen's H2O cooled VR6 setup) to produce 87 horsepower.

See a potentially better deal on a medium/high dollar classic?


  1. They only posted three photos even though ebay gives you four for free...

  2. Like I said the last time one of these showed up here, I'm sure someone somewhere will love it but I've got a very long list of 2-liter-and-under RWD hardware and a couple FWD products that I'd rather have.

    If nothing else find me an Austin A40.

    1. There was, apparently, an A40 Farina on that site about flying rodents, referencing a $2500 Craigslist listing.

      It didn't look to be iron-oxide lace, and that was an exceptional price.

  3. Here's an A40 in buffalo:

    1. A40 Farina, and not gasserized, but thanks anyway.

    2. Three photos, no interior, no engine, no nothing....really ? This seller desperately needs to get a life....



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