Hello. Just few things about the real Montecarlos.
The main thing to recognize a real one is the body with rear larger flares (the same of HF1,6 S2 "fanalino"), but with some important differences:the tail metal sheet (the one with the license plate and the backlights) on the Montecarlo is perfectly flat, while on the Coupè and on 1600 HF is convex. The same sheet on the normal coupès has in its lower part a rectangle in relief (embossed) which marks the hole for the towing hook. The Montecarlo does not have this rectangle.
On the blue car, the number of the chassis 818.630 is correct, but please note: that number identifies all the S2 and S3 coupès, and is not
enough to recognize a real Montecarlo, which was only a "limited edition" and not a model with a specific code.
Always about the blue car, the number of the engine 818.302 is not correct: the Montecarlo should have the engine 818.303. Maybe someone replaced the engine with an older one...
About the 818.140 head, do not get confused with the engine 818.140 which is specific for the HF 1200. Lancia adopted the same code for two different parts and this caused in time a lot of confusion... Anyway, for the engine 818.302, the 818.140 head is the correct one.
Lancia has built 4400 Montecarlos both in the S2 type 1972-73 (like the one posted by "fanalone" in this thread) and in the S3 type 1974-76 (like the "pazzo22"'s one): the S3 has the front grille and the headlight frame in matt black, the rear "Fulvia 3" badges, a rear fog light under the number plate and a Marelli AEC 103 B electronic ignition with Marelli BAE 203 A coil, (which were optionals on the normal coupé)..
While the Montecarlo 2 has been built only in red-black version, the Montecarlo 3 based on Fulvia 3 / 74-76 has been built in four versions:
- red (Rosso Corsa Italia)-matt black
- blue (Azzurro Corsa Francia)-matt black
- yellow (Giallo Corsa Olanda)-matt black
- green (Verde Corsa Inghilterra)-matt black
(please note that this car has never been built in the orange-black version...)
I have the codes for all these paints.
If you like, the best site to get some informations about the Fulvia is:
I hope I did give you some useful infos. Sorry for my poor english...