Between 1987 and 1992, the Lanica Delta Integrale utterly dominated its branch of motor sport, winning 46 rallies and six consecutive World Rally Championships outright. In order to keep the rally car at the sharp end of the results table, the road car went through a number of iterations with each more potent than the last.
The second 4WD version of the Delta, the Integrale HF 16v, was introduced at the 1989 Geneva motor show and was an instant success on the rally circuit, claiming victory in the San Remo Rally of that year. The raised bonnet now housed a new 2.0 litre turbocharged 16v engine dispensing 200bhp and a 0-62mph of 5.7 seconds. The 4WD system had been tweaked so that 53% of the power was delivered to the widened rear wheels and paired with the more responsive Garrett T3 turbocharger. This makes the Integrale a true drivers machine which delivers a huge amount of feel and feedback that has made them irresistible from the very beginning.
This truly stunning Lancia Delta Integrale HF 16v, with a mere 53,000 miles (86,000 km) from new, benefits from a lovely original leather interior that presents extremely well. For the last ten years the car has been dry stored and during the latest ownership, kept in a carcoon – showing the level of care for this Integrale. Therefore the body shows no signs of rust and the Evo White paint is in superb condition. No expense has been spared in the maintenance of the car either, which has been carried out by Lancia Delta specialists, Walkers. With a comprehensive history file, this is probably one of the best and most original sixteen valve Integrale’s out there, which has been lovingly maintained inside and out. An opportunity to buy an excellent example of one of the most iconic Italian cars of the 80’s and 90’s and a swiftly appreciating modern classic. The car holds a valid MOT and will be offered with the UK V5.