Felix Petrol admires our display of Lancias from the cabin of his Fulvia coupe
For those of you who don’t know him, Felix Petrol is the creation of Guy Allen and is a regular feature in Octane Magazine (www.octane-magazine.com). The irresistibly charming Felix drives a wide range of cool cars, many of which can be seen on Guy’s web site. Guy’s copyrighted art is used with permission. Octane is now edited by James Elliott, most recently of Classic & Sports Car, which also uses Guy’s wonderful art.
Shaun Pond writes about his car: “I have had my 67 Lancia Fulvia Coupe Rallye 1.3 (to give it its full name) for about five years, and have put over 50,000 miles on it. It is both my “fun” car for old car rallies and events and my sole daily driver for work. “It’s a great car for road tours and rallies. It’s a blast to drive: nimble, responsive, and revvy.
Shaun Pond writes that his ’67 Fulvia Coupe “…is comfortable and reliable enough so that 800+ mile events like the California Melee don’t lead to disability claims or missing persons reports. “
Shaun Pond’s ’67 Coupe “requires involvement and concentration,” he writes, “87 bhp from 1300ccs in a car weighing in at 2000 lbs. means lapses in focus (in particular: laziness in shifting) are penalized. Put another way: it encourages and rewards verve. “
Pond takes a photo break while on a rallye.
Ed Levin’s 1970 Lancia Fulvia Coupé Rallye 1.6HF looks ready for its next high speed event. Ed says the color is non originale and it has a number of non-original mods, “though virtually all of them are period-correct.” The big driving lights led to these rare and highly desirable cars being nicknamed “Fanalones,” or big eyes.
You can’t be a petrol head and not love the look of a pair of Webers hanging off an engine. In this case, that engine is in Ed Levin’s Lancia Fulvia.
Ed Levin’s grippy seats look awfully comfy for a fast drive in the mountains.
This Lancia Beta belongs to Ronan Glon, of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ronan Glon’s Beta.
Andy Schor’s Scorpion has dual Webers with Alquati Intake, HC Pistons, Cams, Header, Euro Bumpers, quad headlights, Momo road wheels, and several other “deviations from stock!” We’re shocked! … and pleased.
This is the sting in Andy Schor’s Scorpion.
Four Lancias on display at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Photo courtesy of Andy Schor, whose blue 1976 Scorpion is 3rd from left.
The Lancia Beta of Alex Csank is known as Ziggy.
Bobby Hopp and his 1979 Lancia Beta Coupe live in Florida.
Here’s another look at Bobby’s good looking Lancia
How do you pronounce the name of this century-old auto manufacturer (founded in 1906)? Is it Lawn-cha? Lan-cha? Lan-cee-uh? Or something else? We thought we’d clear it up for you: