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1974 Lancia Stratos Sells For A Sky-High $475,000 23
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.


1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale Is A Rare, And Pricey, Italian Legend 16
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.


Matt Farah Drives The Iconic Lancia Stratos 18
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.


Group B Rally Extravaganza Set For Monterey Auction [65 Pics] 15
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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The Story Of The Lancia Stratos Has Never Been Told So Beautifully 27
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Classics, Lancia, Lancia Stratos, Lancia Videos, Rally Cars, Videos, WRC on 12 27th, 2016

Rally cars are typically based on modest compacts – or at least styled to resemble them. But there was a time when sports cars ruled the rally stage. And that time belonged to the Lancia Stratos.
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Superb Lancia Stratos Spotted For Sale 29
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Classics, Lancia, Lancia Stratos, used cars on 12 29th, 2015

When it comes to homologation special racing legends, the Lancia Stratos could very well be considered the pinnacle.
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More Pictures of One-off Lancia Stratos Surface 6
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Fenomenon Holistic Design, Fenomenon Stratos Concept, Ferrari, Geneva Auto Show, Lancia Stratos on 08 6th, 2010

Pictures of a new version of the Lancia Stratos were spied from a car buff, who was able to sneak a few shots when the car was being test-driven on an Alfa Romeo test track. A couple of new photos of the same car have emerged, and also news of it being a single piece recreation of the Stratos – brought forth by a joint project by Pininfarina and Fenomenon Holistic Design.

Rumor has it that the making of the vehicle has been funded by an immensely wealthy car aficionado who has commissioned this singular unit for his own absolutely unique driving pleasure.

The model brings to mind the Fenomenon Stratos Concept that was first shown at the 2005 Geneva Auto Show – which comprised of an aluminum chassis and body components made of carbon fiber. The one-off model has underpinnings from a Ferrari F430 Scuderia, and the pictures suggest that the wheelbase may have been shortened to maintain the Stratos’ exceptional road agility.

(Via Fiatblog)