1969 Lancia Fulvia HF Barchetta F&M

Sandro Munari

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History of the car

 

The Lancia Fulvia HF Barchetta is essentially a Fulvia HF with the top sawn off. Given the tall, spindly nature of the standard Fulvia's greenhouse, this probably didnt affect chassis stiffness much, and probably improved aerodynamics vastly. Supposedly 3 of these cars were made by the factory and 2 were made by privateer tuners, and were campaigned around Italy, most notably at the Targa Florio. 
Perhaps the most highly developed Fulvias were developed for Lancia by Cesare Fiorio and Claudio Maglioli whose trio of F&M Specials were produced to race in the Sport category. Up until that point, the Sport class was the platform for Zagato-bodied Fulvias, but whilst these had proven fast, they were also fragile and unbearably hot with little in the way of cockpit ventilation. 
Thanks to the funds provided by Lancia, Fiorio and Maglioli developed three cut down Fulvia F&M Barchetta's that were bristling with advanced features. Each F&M Barchetta was very different and most notably, these hot rod prototypes took class victories at the Targa Florio and Nurburgring 1000km. The legendary Sandro Munari drive it...
No doubt inspired by the level of performance this trio of Lancia prototypes had displayed, two Sicilian Lancia tuners also manufactured their own Fulvia Barchetta's for competition use.

 

"F&M SPECIAL" - TECHNICAL DETAILS

 

ENGINE
Front-longitudinal engine mounted with four V cylinders, 13° layout - Bore 82.4 mm - Stroke 75 mm - Cubic Capacity 1600 cmc - Ratio Compression 11.5:1 - Engine Power 160 Bhp at 8200 Rpm. - Max Torque 25 Kgm at 5300 Rpm. - Cranckcase and cylinders block made in cast-iron, alluminium alloy head - Two valves/cilynder - Twin-cam with beams-engine (chain) - Forced lubrication with oil radiator - Two twin-choke carburettors feed (48 mm Dell'Orto type) - Bendix type electric fuel pump with flow regulator - Water cooling with mechanically driven-fan - 12V. electric circuit and 65 Ah. battery

TRASMISSION
Front drive - Five speed mechanical gear with self-locking differential calibrated in funcion of type routes - Variable Final drive 10/41 - Two type of speed-ratio : short and long.

TYRES
6x13'' wheel rims with 195/60-13 tyres or 205/60-13

CAR BODY
Spider type car body - Fore-carriage with tranverse arms - Tranverse spring with different leaves and guide-bar - Double hydraulic shock absorbers - Rear rigid axle, transverse rod and longitudinal transverse spring - Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers - Brake Discs without vacuum-servo - Screwed steering box with final direct gear - Fuel tank 90 lt. of capacity

DIMENSION
3670 mm lenght - 1580 mm width - 840 mm height - 120 mm minimum road clearance - 720 Kg. weigth.

PERFORMANCES
Variable maximum speed from 180 to 230 Km/h in function of the final drive.

With 1969 Lancia Fulvia HF Barchetta F & M Chassis #818.340*002000 Perhaps the most highly developed Fulvias were developed for Lancia by Cesare Fiorio and Claudio Maglioli whose trio of F&M Specials were produced to race in the Sport category. Up until that point, the Sport class was the platform for Zagato-bodied Fulvias, but whilst these had proven fast, they were also fragile and unbearably hot with little in the way of cockpit ventilation. Thanks to the funds provided by Lancia, Fiorio and Maglioli developed three cut down Fulvia F&M Barchetta's that were bristling with advanced features. Each F&M Barchetta was very different and most notably, these hot rod prototypes took class victories at the Targa Florio and Nurburgring 1000km. No doubt inspired by the level of performance this trio of Lancia prototypes had displayed, two Sicilian Lancia tuners also manufactured their own Fulvia Barchetta's for competition use.                 Vasileios Papaidis

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