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    Re: Fulvia Rallye 1.3S "special edition" ? Anyone know of such ?

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    Jimmy,

    You can't go wrong with the original steel.
    Ed, much obliged and probably this is what I would choose. Seems like they are without wheel caps but I would see how things turn out without and worry later.

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    PS. The owner did take a short clip of the car which I would not mind uploading except lack the skills.

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    Re: Fulvia Rallye 1.3S "special edition" ? Anyone know of such ?

    I don't know about availability in Japan but it seems like the original steel wheels are more difficult to come by in the US whereas reproduction Chromodoras can be purchased worldwide from many vendors. My S1 came with some very nice original aftermarket Stilauto's but I love the classic look of the steel wheels and hubcaps (easily found at vendors) so I hunted down and refurbished some to replace the alloys. If you wish to have options for the car then it might be best to take the steel wheels knowing you can get the alloys more easily at a later date.

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    Re: Fulvia Rallye 1.3S "special edition" ? Anyone know of such ?

    If the alloy wheels are 13" magnesium Chromodora's without the cracks I would go for them as they are very rare, light and beautiful. But check for cracks!
    IMHO steel wheels might be desirable but not without the OEM hubcaps and token 1.3S wheel trim rings. They are also difficult to source in a decent condition without paying a premium and without them they look silly on a non HF coupe.
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    Re: Fulvia Rallye 1.3S "special edition" ? Anyone know of such ?

    Indeed, the owner has offered me the optional reproduction alloys for the same price which he said he would order new. He also offered both sets if I am willing to pay extra 700 euros. Nice to have both but seems not practical. I have requested for the steel ones he has on now.

    Do appreciate different viewpoints from the experts here. As Ed has mentioned, I can live without the headaches of potential scraping of wheel arches from wrong tire sizes.

    Still in waiting mode from the owner for a response.

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    Re: Fulvia Rallye 1.3S "special edition" ? Anyone know of such ?

    Update: The deal is done. Wired fund confirmed. Looks like my first with the Lancia marque relationship.

    Now I have to seriously consider and choose my options between straightforward shipping or going there in person for my first visit.

    As for the debate on wheels, I have opted for the standard steel wheels (missing the hub caps), which I may consider searching for locally in Italy.

    Further updates as things work out.

    w/ smiles
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    Re: Fulvia Rallye 1.3S "special edition" ? Anyone know of such ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JCS View Post
    Update: The deal is done. Wired fund confirmed. Looks like my first with the Lancia marque relationship.

    Now I have to seriously consider and choose my options between straightforward shipping or going there in person for my first visit.

    As for the debate on wheels, I have opted for the standard steel wheels (missing the hub caps), which I may consider searching for locally in Italy.

    Further updates as things work out.

    w/ smiles
    Jimmy
    heartiest congratulations! I bought my first Fulvia four months ago so I share your excitement. It’s really easy for others to tell you what to do, particularly with how to spend your money—especially when it may not be entirely sensible, at least from a financial perspective. So...... I say go to Italy and enjoy that spectacular country in your spectacular car. You’ll see why only Italy could give birth to a Fulvia. Do you want to set eyes on your new son where he was born, or wait 'til you can pick him up in Walmart?! Sorry. Couldn’t help myself. I’m an italophile.
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    Re: Fulvia Rallye 1.3S "special edition" ? Anyone know of such ?

    Auguri!
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    Re: Fulvia Rallye 1.3S "special edition" ? Anyone know of such ?

    Many thanx and so true of what is the natural thing to do.

    No doubt there's joy and excitement but the other side of the coin is this guilty side of hoarding too many cars for myself, especially in Japan where space is a serious issue and requires heavy price. I can squeeze five cars in within the front carport but have been leasing multiple commercial car spaces too (crazy).

    I have jumped off the cliff multiple times already and I suppose another round again.

    Lancia marque would be my very first to own so should be interesting to find out her traits relative to other Italian marques.

    TBC.

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    Re: Fulvia Rallye 1.3S "special edition" ? Anyone know of such ?

    Some pics.
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    Re: Fulvia Rallye 1.3S "special edition" ? Anyone know of such ?

    I hasten to add that I did not take my own advice to you to pick up your car in Italy when I recently bought my car. I had mine stuffed in its own container and shipped to me here on the west coast of Canada. I would, however, have picked it up in person, driven Sophia Loren around a bit, and then shipped it home had that been feasible.
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