The Delta Integrale is perhaps best known for its domination of the World Rally Championship in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The first ‘Evoluzione’ cars were built at the end of 1991 and carried on through 1992. These were to be the final homologation cars built for the Lancia Rally Team, which raced under the Martini Racing banner. The Evoluzione II was never actually rallied by the factory themselves.
In order to improve the handling, the Evoluzione had a wider track, front and rear, than earlier Deltas and in order to fit this revised track into the bodywork, the already wide wheel arches were extended even further and in the process also became more rounded. The new Integrale retained the four-wheel drive layout with an epicyclic centre diff with torque splitter, a Ferguson designed viscous coupling, and a Torsen rear differential. The engine, although technically the same as the earlier 16V cars, was remapped to give 210bhp at 5750rpm in order to compensate for the slight increase in weight and increased frontal area. These improvements were aimed at improving the handling potential of the car and it worked, with the new Integrale being considerably quicker over rally stages on both asphalt and gravel. The first Evoluzione cars were built at the end of 1991 and through 1992. These were to be the final homologation cars for the Lancia Rally Team (the Catalytic Evoluzione II was never rallied by the factory.)
This fabulous example has covered a mere 53,000 miles recorded from new, and presents extremely nicely. The interior is very clean, with still much of the original factory plastic coverings in place, and the Nero exterior is complemented nicely with beautiful unmarked alloy wheels.
Offered with a full cam-belt service only 500 miles ago, this is a wonderful example with great investment potential.
|Auction||Coys at Fontwell House|
|Auction Date||12th July 2018|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||UK Registered|
|Model||Delta HF Integrale Evolution 1|
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