Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo1 - SOLD

1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale EVO1​
Price: SOLD

Exterior: Winner red
Interior: Green alcantara
Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 72,000 miles

Engine: 1998cc turbo

Layout: LHD

Drivetrain: 4x4

Power: 347bhp

 

ABOUT THIS CAR

This wonderful example in winner red, with its alcantara interior is presented in fine condition and has undergone a photographed nut and bolt restoration in 2011.  More recently, in 2015 the car was the subject of a thorough engine rebuild to high specification by Lancia specialists Walkers Garage, costing just shy of £6,000 GBP.  In the same year the car also had a new turbo and clutch fitted and it comes with both its original steering wheel and an Abarth steering wheel, which is currently installed.

Work undertaken:

Full bodywork and chassis restoration of approx 200 hours labour (photographed)

Full respray in Lancia Winner Red

Wheel reconditioning

Engine rebuilt to Group A specification

Group A camshafts

Vernier timing pulleys

Ported head

Rebuilt bottom end

Stainless equal length manifold

New turbocharger

Free flow exhaust

Rolling road optimised to 347bhp

Uprated brakes and disks

Standard interior, although drivers seat replaced

All work undertaken sympathetically and tastefully to ensure reliability by UK Fiat/Lancia main dealer Walkers Garage to bring the performance up to modern standards, whilst keeping all cosmetic elements 100% standard and stock OEM.

The car has a truly extensive history file and has to be seen, and driven, to be believed. It has all the whistles and sounds of the WRC car.

We are confident that you will not find an example so thoroughly restored and exciting to drive.

ABOUT THE LANCIA DELTA HF INTEGRALE EVOLUZIONE

Between 1987 and 1992, the Integrale utterly dominated its branch of motor sport, winning 46 rallies and six constructors’ championships outright. And to keep the rally car at the sharp end of the results table, the road car went through a number of iterations, each more potent than the last.

As a road car, the Integrale is a truly joyful experience. Just like on the rally stages, its big rivalry in the early days came in the form of the Audi Quattro. However, the Delta was smaller, quicker and much lighter on its feet. The Integrale is a true drivers’ machine, and delivers a huge amount of feel and feedback that makes them irresistible.

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 and therefore is not a true homologation special. The later car also had a smaller turbo that was far harder to extract performance enhancements from.

The Evoluzione I had a wider track front and rear than earlier Deltas. The bodyside arches were extended and became more rounded. The wings were now made in a single pressing. The front strut top mounts were also raised to provide the rally car with additional suspension travel. This necessitated a front strut brace and also a greatly bulging bonnet. The new Integrale retained the four wheel drive layout and the engine was modified to produce 210bhp (157 kW) at 5750 rpm.

External changes included: new grilles in the front bumper to improve the air intake for engine compartment cooling; a redesigned bonnet (hood) with new lateral air slats to further assist under-bonnet ventilation; an adjustable roof spoiler above the tailgate to assist with providing traction to the back wheels; new five-bolt wheels with the same design of the rally cars; and a new single exhaust pipe.

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