Monday, 28 July 2014


The Lancia Fulvia Sports Zagato was one of the later Corgi models with cast wheels. Those wheels, though, were so tiny and the model just didn't look right. There were some fabulous Lancias in the 1960s but this one, despite its name, was not great to look at and the model was no better.

In blue is how you'll usually find this but there is a scarce yellow and black version. That is weird - a bit like the similarly coloured and even shorter-lived MGC GT with its black bonnet and doors. Mine is in pretty poor condition but there simply aren't many around to choose from.

Finally along came Whizzwheels and, remarkably, this is the one occasion when I can say that they're an improvement, visually at any rate, on the cast wheels. they are, at least, a decent size. The colours have all changed too, this appearing only in a typical 1970s orange with black interior as opposed to the blue and fawn before. There's a pretty gold steering wheel to brighten things up in there.

You can still waste a few minutes trying to open the bonnet (it goes sideways!) and it has the same odd yellow lights and chrome as before.

Here's what it actually looked like, and the car Corgi should have made instead!

Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato 1967

Lancia Flaminia Sport Zagato (1958-64)

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