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Leno Goes Cruising in a 1967 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato

One of the last truly great Lancias.

Not everyone may be familiar with the history of Lancia and its engineering capabilities as well as its impact on the racing scene. Obviously well before the Fiat-Chrysler days, Lancia was a relevant and competitive Italian automaker that took a great deal of pride in engineering. Every part and component was made with precision. Due to money problems, increased competition, and a dose of past Communism (see the video ahead), things began to go sour for Lancia. By the late 1960s, it was owned by Fiat.

Although some great cars were launched in that era (the Stratos, for example), Fiat didn’t continue with Lancia’s belief in advanced engineering. Perhaps the last car of the original Lancia was the 1967 Fulvia Sport 1.3 Zagato. One such example makes a pit stop over at Jay Leno’s garage where our favorite former Tonight Show host takes it for a spin.

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