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A Lancia 037 Stradale Is One Way To Spend Half A Million Dollars 19
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in auction, Classics, Lancia, Rally Cars, WRC on 01 19th, 2018


We certainly love any good homologation special, but when a Lancia 037 Stradale shows up in our radar, we can’t help but feel a little weak at the knees.
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Rowan Atkinson’s Mercedes 500E, Lancia Thema 8.32 Going Under The Hammer 18
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in auction, celebrities, Classics, Lancia, Lancia Thema, mercedes, Mercedes E-Class, UK on 01 18th, 2018


Missed the chance to bid on Atkinson’s McLaren F1? Don’t worry as the famous actor is auctioning two more cars from his personal collection, including a 1993 Mercedes 500E and a 1989 Lancia Thema.
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Few Things Are More Satisfying Than Rally Car Launches 24
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Film, Lancia, Lancia Videos, rally, Rally Cars, video on 12 24th, 2017


There’s something remarkable about rally cars and those who drive them.

Equipped with short-ratio gearboxes, top-level rally cars are among the most accelerative vehicles on the planet. One could also say they’re among the most versatile race cars too, capable of rocketing through gravel stages lined by trees, thick snow, mud, and tarmac faster than almost anything else on four wheels.

With Christmas just around the corner, we thought it’d be a nice idea to treat you, our readers, with some of the finest rally sounds around, as filmed by YouTuber Marchettino at the 15° Rally Legend 2017 in San Marino.

The clip features some exceptionally potent rally machines at the start of the stage, including the likes of various Peugeots, Lancias, and even an Audi ur-Quattro.

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Few Things Are More Satisfying Than Rally Car Launches 24
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Film, Lancia, Lancia Videos, rally, Rally Cars, video on 12 24th, 2017


There’s something remarkable about rally cars and those who drive them.

Equipped with short-ratio gearboxes, top-level rally cars are among the most accelerative vehicles on the planet. One could also say they’re among the most versatile race cars too, capable of rocketing through gravel stages lined by trees, thick snow, mud, and tarmac faster than almost anything else on four wheels.

With Christmas just around the corner, we thought it’d be a nice idea to treat you, our readers, with some of the finest rally sounds around, as filmed by YouTuber Marchettino at the 15° Rally Legend 2017 in San Marino.

The clip features some exceptionally potent rally machines at the start of the stage, including the likes of various Peugeots, Lancias, and even an Audi ur-Quattro.

VIDEO



1974 Lancia Stratos Sells For A Sky-High $475,000 23
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Classics, Galleries, Lancia, Lancia Stratos, used cars on 12 23rd, 2017


The gorgeous 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale we wrote about last week has sold for a remarkable $475,000 online.

When we wrote about the car, it had a highest bid of $311,000. However, by the time the online auction ended at Bring A Trailer, the Lancia had sold for $164,000 more than that.

Almost half a million dollars for a road-going Lancia may sound like a lot, but one look at the car might make you wish you were able to bid for it.

This particular Stratos rolled off the assembly line on July 1, 1974 and in the first seven years, its two owners drove it roughly 70,000 km before it was put in storage. Since then, the car has been expertly maintained and was restored earlier this year, fitted with rebuilt factory coilover suspension, rebuilt calipers, new brake lines, and Karp’s brake rotors.

The car is the 44th of just 492 examples built so that Lancia would be able to homologate the Stratos for the World Rally Championship’s Group 4 class.

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1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale Is A Rare, And Pricey, Italian Legend 16
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Classics, Galleries, Lancia, Lancia Stratos, rally, Rally Cars, used cars on 12 16th, 2017


An absolutely jaw-dropping 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale has appeared for sale on Bring A Trailer and, at the time of writing this article, had a highest bid of $311,000.

This particular Stratos HF Stradale is the 44th of just 492 examples homologated for World Rally Championship Group 4 competition and has had just two owners from new. While many classic Lancias are garage queens, this Stratos was driven frequently during its early years and currently has 71,008 km (44,122 miles) under its belt.

Still, the Italian sports car retains its original engine, transmission, chassis and the beautiful body styled by Bertone.

The car rolled out of the factory on July 1, 1974 and was first registered on July 8, 1977 and driven roughly 20,000 km during the next three years. The second owner acquired the car on June 18, 1980 and drove it roughly 50,000 km before putting it in storage in 1984.

Alongside its original powertrain and exterior, this Stratos has a highly-original interior, apart from the renewed seat bolsters. To give the car a new lease on life, the factory coilover suspension has been rebuilt and restored, and the brakes fitted with rebuilt calipers, new lines, and Karp’s rotors. Additionally, a set of period-correct Michelin XWX tires have been installed.

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Can Someone Spot Us $600k To Buy A 1985 Lancia? 27
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Classics, Lancia, Lancia Delta, Rally Cars, used cars on 11 27th, 2017


The only car Lancia makes today is the Ypsilon. It’s only sold in Italy, and it starts at around €13k. So why on earth would we be tempted to spend nearly 40 times that on an old one? It’s not like this is a Stratos or something, right? It’s only a Delta.

Well, that may be what the name says. But as you might have guessed, this is no ordinary Delta.

This is a 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale, which shares about as much in common with the budget hatchback which it was designed to resemble as Martin Truex Jr’s NASCAR Cup-winning “stock car” shares with a road-going Toyota Camry. Which is, to say, very little.

The Delta S4 was a purpose-built Group B rally machine that was based more closely on the Lancia 037. It employed a tubular space frame chassis, in the middle of which sat a 1.8-liter twin-charged inline four driving all four wheels.

Though the homologation rules for Group B were quite lax, Lancia was required to make a couple hundred road-going examples, each priced at about a hundred million Lire – or five times the price of the most expensive road-going Delta HF Turbo (which itself was no slouch).

It had to be detuned slightly from the competition version. So instead of 500 horsepower, it packed less than 250, sent through three differentials to send it to 60 in about six seconds and on to a top speed of 140 mph. Hardly supercar figures by today’s standards, but there are probably still few cars that could wind their way up an unpaved mountain road in any conditions as fast as one of these could.

This particular example has barely been used, with fewer than 500 miles on the clock. Given its highly original condition, it’s listed for sale on JamesEdition by Jean Lain Vintage for €500,000 – or nearly $600k at current exchange rates.

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Matt Farah Drives The Iconic Lancia Stratos 18
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Classics, Lancia, Lancia Stratos, Lancia Videos, rally, Rally Cars, video on 11 18th, 2017


The last Lancia models weren’t anything special, but if you wind the clock back a few decades, you’ll find that the automaker produced some of the most iconic road and race cars ever built.

Although it is impossible to pinpoint one as being better than the other, the Stratos is considered by many to be the quintessential Lancia. Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire recently had a chance to test out one and discover if it lives up to the hype.

For his test, Farah jumped into the driver’s seat of a red example and mentions a few unique quirks about the car.

For starters, this Stratos has been geared to max out at roughly 55 mph (88 km/h). What’s more, the driving position is also very curious, as the pedals are offset a few inches off to the right.

However, as you’ll see in the video that follows, these quirks do not detract from the Stratos’ character one bit.

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Yellow Lancia Delta HF Intergrale Evoluzione To Be Sold Without Reserve 10
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Hot Hatch, Lancia, Lancia Delta, Rally Cars, used cars on 11 10th, 2017


A jaw-dropping 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione will hit the auction block without a reserve at RM Sotheby’s New York auction next month.

Between 1991 and 1992, Lancia celebrated its World Rally Championship dominance with the release of the street-legal Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione, powered by a 16-valve, 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine with 210 hp in street tune. These vehicles are already extremely desirable but the following Evoluzione is even more remarkable, being one of just 400 ‘Giallo Ferrari’ special edition models built.

This example has been owned by the same person since new and covered just 6,487 km. RM Sotheby’s says that it is “remarkably original and unmodified, and includes all books, jack, tools, and safety triangle.

Beyond its low mileage, this Evoluzione has something else going in its favor; its model year. As a 1992 example, it is now eligible for importation into the United States, unlike the later Evoluzione II models built by Lancia. What’s more, this Delta is sure to attract enthusiasts as it lacks any of the common modifications performed to most others.

RM Sotheby’s expects it to sell for between $175,000 and $225,000.

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Yellow Lancia Delta HF Intergrale Evoluzione To Be Sold Without Reserve 10
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Hot Hatch, Lancia, Lancia Delta, Rally Cars, used cars on 11 10th, 2017


A jaw-dropping 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione will hit the auction block without a reserve at RM Sotheby’s New York auction next month.

Between 1991 and 1992, Lancia celebrated its World Rally Championship dominance with the release of the street-legal Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione, powered by a 16-valve, 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine with 210 hp in street tune. These vehicles are already extremely desirable but the following Evoluzione is even more remarkable, being one of just 400 ‘Giallo Ferrari’ special edition models built.

This example has been owned by the same person since new and covered just 6,487 km. RM Sotheby’s says that it is “remarkably original and unmodified, and includes all books, jack, tools, and safety triangle.

Beyond its low mileage, this Evoluzione has something else going in its favor; its model year. As a 1992 example, it is now eligible for importation into the United States, unlike the later Evoluzione II models built by Lancia. What’s more, this Delta is sure to attract enthusiasts as it lacks any of the common modifications performed to most others.

RM Sotheby’s expects it to sell for between $175,000 and $225,000.

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Juha Kankunnen’s Lancia Delta Integrale Evo Sells For £225,000 In Auction 3
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in auction, Lancia, Lancia Delta, Rally Cars on 08 3rd, 2017


There are classic rally cars and then there’s the Lancia Delta Integrale that was driven by racing God Juha Kankunnen.
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Jay Kay’s Lancia Delta Integrale Could Be Yours – For A Hefty Sum 12
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in auction, celebrities, Classics, Lancia, Lancia Delta, UK, used cars on 07 12th, 2017


Jamiroquai's front man, Jay Kay, is known in the automotive world for being well versed into cars and an avid collector.
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Group B Rally Extravaganza Set For Monterey Auction [65 Pics] 15
Jun
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, audi, Audi Quattro, Classics, Ford, Lancia, Lancia Delta, Lancia Stratos, Pebble Beach, PEUGEOT, Rally Cars on 06 15th, 2017


If RM Sotheby's caught your attention when it added a pair of road-going Group B rally cars to its Villa Erba sale last month, you should see what rival auction house Bonhams has consigned for Monterey later this summer.
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Group B! Pick Your Homologated Rally Machine And Place Your Bid 9
May
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, audi, Audi Quattro, Classics, Concorso d'Eleganza, Lancia, Lancia Delta, Rally Cars on 05 9th, 2017


Group B. Just say the words in certain company (as in, our kind of company) and you'd better be prepared with a mop and bucket for all the drool you'll need to clean up. It was, without a doubt, the ultimate age of rallying, with the most incredible machines ever to slide and jump their way along mixed surfaces.
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1990s Flashback: Mitsubishi Lancer EVO Vs Lancia Delta Integrale EVO 4
Mar
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Classics, Lancia, Lancia Delta, Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Lancer, Mitsubishi Lancer EVO, reviews, UK, video on 03 4th, 2017


The Lancia Delta Integrale EVO 1 and the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI are both different and similar in many ways. To car enthusiasts, they represent two of the most iconic driving machines of the 90s.
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