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One More Addition To The Collection I Have Always Wanted This Car 1972. Real Monte Carlo Version.
 

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wow - very nice!. can someone explain the reasoning behind the offeset engine?... i would have thought that it would make the car quite driver side heavy having with the engine on that side as well
 

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Wow. Looks fantastic. The Fulvia, the rally version in particular, has always been a dream-car of mine too. What is the driving experience like??
this paticular car is very important in the history of Lancia is because is the model of celebration of Sandro Munari winner of 1972 Monte carlo Rally, well after driving a Jr Z and GTV 2000. is very different engine sound also is a front wheel drive, the view to is more clear. you sit more straight what is cool is no bumpers in this model. is hard to find a real Monte carlo version this days. But they are out there. here is my friend who has one.
 

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wow - very nice!. can someone explain the reasoning behind the offeset engine?... i would have thought that it would make the car quite driver side heavy having with the engine on that side as well
the engine it looks sideways is because it is narrow V 45 degrees. like the V.W. VR6 engine the diffrence is this one is 4 cylinder. it has a incredible RPM.
 

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Fanalone:

Where do you find these cars? It looks great and I second Echo Leader.

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well I have good friend in Italy very lancista that I have purchase 6 cars from him. he knows the good cars when he see one. also being in Italy, youget to see them before you buy. adan
 

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Awesome cars, just plain awesome. There's just something magical about the Lancia rally cars. From the Fulvia through Stratos, 037, S4, and Delta Integrale. I want them all.

The #14 picture captures the perfection of the styling. Looks like pure s3x.

Thanks for the drive synopsis, somehow just hearing about it doesn't quench my desire to try it out though!! :D
 

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this paticular car is very important in the history of Lancia is because is the model of celebration of Sandro Munari winner of 1972 Monte carlo Rally, well after driving a Jr Z and GTV 2000. is very different engine sound also is a front wheel drive, the view to is more clear. you sit more straight what is cool is no bumpers in this model. is hard to find a real Monte carlo version this days. But they are out there. here is my friend who has one.
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You keep posting pictures and it might cause me and my bank accounts terrible terrible damage. ;)

Did many of your Lancias come from Italy? What does it typically cost to import a car??
 

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I missed out on a RHD Fanalone earlier this year, which had been in a crate for over a decade and a half. They are superb cars to drive, the engineering quality is sublime. It's the only car I'd sell mine for.

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You keep posting pictures and it might cause me and my bank accounts terrible terrible damage. ;)

Did many of your Lancias come from Italy? What does it typically cost to import a car??
Yes all but, my Fanalone come from Italy. listen the car that I see with alot of potential is the Fulvia Monte Carlo todays money to pay for a real Monte Carlo is 6,500.00 euros to 9,500.00 euros in 6 years from today. this car will cost 20,000.00 euros. because the fanalone it would be at 65,000.00 to 80,000.00 euros way over my budget. adan
 

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this paticular car is very important in the history of Lancia is because is the model of celebration of Sandro Munari winner of 1972 Monte carlo Rally, well after driving a Jr Z and GTV 2000. is very different engine sound also is a front wheel drive, the view to is more clear. you sit more straight what is cool is no bumpers in this model. is hard to find a real Monte carlo version this days. But they are out there. here is my friend who has one.
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Adan, congratulations on acquiring the Monte Carlo!

I've had my Fulvia Coupe for a year and a half now, around 15k miles, and it's a delight.

Lancia's engineering and design work, pre-Fiat takeover, was superb. The very narrow angle (13 degrees or so) DOHC V4 motor loves to be revved. The four speed transmission on my '67 is probably one of the best I've experienced. And it's far and away the best handling car in the rain I've ever had.

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Congrats on the new car. She is a beaut. I had a chance to sample a 1.2HF in the past and the drive is very exciting. This is possibly the best driving FWD car ever - definitely the best one I ever sampled. The only one that came close is the Peugeot 205 GTI I drove.

What impressed me was how agile the little car is and how willing to rev the engine is. Being the HF - it made a whole lot of noise - so I am not sure it would be a great long distance car - but I would like to own one as a play thing. I am sure the non-HF models are reasonable for everyday driving.

I actually jumped into the car after a drive in my 7 - in most cars you are immediately confronted with cars that feel big, heavy and disconnected - and whata impressed me the most was that the Lancia did not feel that way.
 

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Congrats on the new car. She is a beaut. I had a chance to sample a 1.2HF in the past and the drive is very exciting. This is possibly the best driving FWD car ever - definitely the best one I ever sampled. The only one that came close is the Peugeot 205 GTI I drove.

What impressed me was how agile the little car is and how willing to rev the engine is. Being the HF - it made a whole lot of noise - so I am not sure it would be a great long distance car - but I would like to own one as a play thing. I am sure the non-HF models are reasonable for everyday driving.

I actually jumped into the car after a drive in my 7 - in most cars you are immediately confronted with cars that feel big, heavy and disconnected - and whata impressed me the most was that the Lancia did not feel that way.
well said I have always have the dip respect for Lancia what they did for racing they were the ferrari of the rally, agains Audi, peugeot. group B. and all this started with the little fulvia. 11 world titles later no one has done this again. when you see the Aurelia B20, Flaminia, Flavia, Aurelia Spider B24. then the small car like Berlina, Appia. Are unforgeteble.
 

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