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    can you help me trace the history of this maybe special Fulvia HFS?

    For 20 years we've been 3rd owners of matching numbers Fulvia HFS UK reg JPO 645H, 1st registered 1/10/1969. It was originally dark (Jamaica?) metallic blue. It was then painted white & sponsored by Withers of Winsford & Sky as #60 in 1972 RAC Rally. Cal Withers can't remember it. It seems to have been run by Oliver Speight of UK Jolly Club but he didn't want to talk about it. His name's not on the logbook. Later it was painted pea green but I don't know why. It's complete, shabby but rust free. We want to restore it but we'd like to get more information on its history to ensure we do a proper job and do justice to it. Can anybody please give me help on tracing its history. We really want to do all the right things on it. Any help greatly appreciated.

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    Re: can you help me trace the history of this maybe special Fulvia HFS?

    What's the chassis number?

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    Re: can you help me trace the history of this maybe special Fulvia HFS?

    Hi Bart - Thank you for your interest. C/N is 8185411151. It's right hand drive but there's currently no evidence that it was registered in UK until 2/11/1971 so there's a slight possibility that it first went to Auastralia or South Africa. I have a press photo of it painted white in the RAC Rally but can't upload it for some reason. I also have press photos of an Oliver Speight Jolly Club car that looks the same as when it was dark blue in both the 1969 RAC and the 1969 TAP rally but can't read the number plate or get conclusive evidence that it is definitely our car. Some years ago I was told that the journalist John Davenport knew the car but I've not been able to find him and make contact. Any help is always greatly appreciated.

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    Re: can you help me trace the history of this maybe special Fulvia HFS?

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    What's the registration number ?

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    Re: can you help me trace the history of this maybe special Fulvia HFS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightweight_911 View Post
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    What's the registration number ?
    JPO645H see earlier posts for more details

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    Re: can you help me trace the history of this maybe special Fulvia HFS?

    I checked the DVLA site, the registration of JPO 645H is listed as a 1969 Daimler Sovereign, do you have any more registration information?

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    Re: can you help me trace the history of this maybe special Fulvia HFS?

    If the number wasn't retained when the Dvla changed over to computers, the number may have been presumed dead, and reissued as an age related number to the Daimler
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    Re: can you help me trace the history of this maybe special Fulvia HFS?

    A Fulvia 1.6 was entered as Jolly Club Uk - couold be a RHD car (along with 2 Reparte Corse Cars) in 1971. #60 on the 1972 list does not seem to exist (maybe a scratched entry?). 3 other Lancia Fulvias 1.6HF were entered all LHD.

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    Re: can you help me trace the history of this maybe special Fulvia HFS?

    An RHD would not have been a works car (don’t know exactly what you mean by "HFS"). In fact, I believe all RHDs came with ‘lusso’ spec – metallic paint, bumpers, chrome outside mirror, &c., so it was likely converted from a stradale. John Davenport might indeed know one way or another; he co-drove Colin Malkin in a non-works Fulvia on the 1969 TAP.
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    Re: can you help me trace the history of this maybe special Fulvia HFS?

    I thought the term HFS was applied to a small batch of “works specification” 1.3HFs which were sold at around twice the price of a 1.3HF to private competitors. One of these went to Australia and was RHD as competed but it was not a 1.6 chassis or engine.

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