This One-Of-A-Kind 1970 Lancia GT Prototype Was Made To Race In Le Mans

Nov 4, 2020

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Alejandro De Tomaso always dreamt of running his own car company. In the late 1960s, he got the idea to try to sell Lancia to Ford, knowing he would likely be appointed CEO. Sadly for Alejandro, the deal never went through. Though, in an effort to tempt the American brand into the acquisition of Lancia, he had noted auto designer Tom Tjaarda pen a one-off prototype built around a (then) late-model Lancia Fulvia chassis.

Known as the “Fulvia HF Competizione,” this single-specimen 1970 example’s purpose was to show Iacocca and the rest of the suits in Dearborn that Lancia could rival Ferrari. So the Fulvia HF Competizione was created as a comfortable GT car that was still plenty competent on the race track. At the heart of the car was a 1.6L V4 engine resting 30mm lower than normal, bolstering its power and lowering the center of gravity. A competition-style clamshell bonnet, quick-release fuel cap, punched out internal role bars, and plexiglass windows, an aluminum tank, and dual independent oscillating wishbones all made the Lancia concept more conducive to the track, though the car’s piece de resistance was undoubtedly its folding headlight and active rear wing. This unique piece of automotive history is currently for sale through RM Sotheby’s with a price of $182,300.

Purchase: $182,300

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