lost concept: Ghia Lancia 1600 HF Competizione

Although it looks like a Bertone concept, it is not! In fact this is the 1969 Ghia Lancia HF Competizione concept.  I don’t have a ton of information about the actual car; however I do know that it was based on the standard Fulvia HF platform and was FWD with the famous 1600 V4 engine from the Fulvia HF.  However, a major difference was that the Ghia concept was even lighter than the standard Fulvia—-which made it even faster and (supposedly) with better handling.  The idea was to possibly use this as a basis for a racing car that would have possibly be entered into Le Mans-type race events; alas this was not meant to be.

It was shown at the 1969 Geneva Auto Show; and obviously never produced.


src (colour photos): mauiboy

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4 thoughts on “lost concept: Ghia Lancia 1600 HF Competizione

  1. Automobiliac says:

    Reminds me a lot of the Intermeccanica Indra, which came out in 1971. I wonder if Intermeccanica were looking at this HF concept as one source of inspiration. I believe the Indra was done by Bertone, though. Certainly this wedge thing was “in the water” in Turin in that era!

    • Syed says:

      the HF looks so Bertone that i was quite honestly shocked that it was a Ghia design……yeah the Indra has that look….but so many cars had that look! the neverending stream of ‘lost’ wedge shaped italian cars!

  2. i also see shades of mercedes c111, most obviously in the two-tone orange-and-black color scheme.

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