By Carlo Stella & Bruno Vettore
Published by Giorgio Nada, £29.99
Any book that begins with an explanation of its research methods threatens to be heavy going, especially if it’s all about one variant of one model.
But if you plow on you will find interesting stuff, particularly an interview with Ercole Spada, the man who designed the sexy Zagato versions of the Fulvia. This lightweight model was intended for competition, and added more glory to Lancia’s record.
Every works Zagato is listed here, interspersed with drivers, team members and Cesare Fiorio himself, the architect of so much of Lancia’s rally success.
Design sketches and drawings add tech info, but unfortunately the English-Italian format makes the layout muddled.
Not one to read on the beach; but you won’t find such detail on Zagato Fulvias anywhere else. GC
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