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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Talking Point

The Fulvia Coupé rally cars are justly well known, but the "Sports" were also widely used in competition - perhaps most famously by the Factory at Daytona, using one of the first 1600 engines in 1968.

About 30 "Competizione" Sports were built by Zagato. These featured very extensive lightening as may be seen in today's picture.

The car shown is very, very special. It belongs to Carlo Stella who has written a book about the Competiziones. The car was developed around 1972 by one of the famous Italian tuners: Samuele Baggioli. The engine, a 1300 is fitted with Kugelfischer fuel-injection complete with specially made slide throttles. I took the photo at the Fulvia 40 celebrations in Turin in 2003. The engine is said to make 143HP at 8500 rpm. I heard it running and am not inclined to doubt... "Whang, whang, whang"!!

2 comments:

Chris HATTON said...

Whats your best quote for a replica of that one, Paul?

Paul said...

Er, er, OK - 550 euros, but the quote expired ...NOW!

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