The Lancia Fulvia (Tipo 818) is an automobile produced by Lancia between 1963 and 1976. Named after Via Fulvia, the Roman road leading from Tortona to Turin, it was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963 and manufactured in three variants: Berlina 4-door saloon, 2-door Coupé, and Sport, an alternative fastback coupé designed and built by Zagato on the Coupé floorpan.

Fulvias are noted for their role in motorsport history, including a 1972 win of the International Rally Championship. Road & Track described the Fulvia as “a precision motorcar, an engineering tour de force”.

The Fulvia Berlina was designed by Antonio Fessia, to replace the Lancia Appia. The Fulvia moved to front wheel drive like the Flavia modell.

It was with the Fulvia that Lancia went officially back into racing after its withdrawal from Formula 1 in 1955; this time the effort was focused on rallying.

With the exception of 1970, Fulvias won the Italian Rally Championship every year from 1965 to 1973. The Fulvia’s rallying career reached its zenith in 1972, when Lancia won the International Championship for Manufacturers two rounds in advance.

During the 1974 season the ageing Fulvia was replaced in rallying by the Lancia Stratos HF. That year Lancia won its second World Championship, also thanks to points scored by the Fulvia in the first rallies—such as the third place Munari caught in the grueling East African Safari Rally.

Production made between :1963–1976. Designer was Piero Castagnero at Centro Stile Lancia (Berlina and Coupé), Ercole Spada at Zagato (Sport).

The last big launch of the independent Lancia brand was the Fulvia, which featured special technical solutions, including a V4 engine. However, it was not a saloon, but a coupé version that matured into a legend, not only because of its special form.

The four-door Fulvia was one of the best and most sophisticated compact sedans of its time.

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