Lot 188 - 1991 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16 Valve
|Engine Number||Not Stated|
|Odometer reading||121,000 km|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £18,000|
- New front shock absorbers
- Good service history
The Delta Integrale was born out of the ban on Group B rally cars. The Lancia won 10 victories out of 11 rallies and the WRC world title in 1988. The '8 valve' Delta had won, ahead of every rival in every continent, demonstrating its unrivalled performance, reliability and durability. But Lancia did not let this lull them into complacency. The 16 valve HF Integrale was being developed and was to run alongside its stablemate during the 1989 season. Lancia ultimately won six consecutive World Rally Championships with the Integrale making it the most successful rally car of all time. The new car was identifiable from its predecessor by the raised centre of the bonnet created to accommodate the new 16v engine. The other exterior changes were wider arches, wheels, tyres and new identity badges at the front and rear. Further development of the 16v engine included a Garrett T3 Turbocharger, larger injectors and a highly efficient intercooler. A new over-boost provided 200bhp and 137mph performance with a 0-62mph time of 5.5 seconds. Brisk, even by today’s standards. The road going Integrale is spirited, reliable and a hoot to drive, rewarding the driver with superb feedback and outstanding rally bred handling power.
This late 16v model was delivered new to Germany in January of 1991. The car’s service book shows 17 stamps, a testament to how well the car has been cared for. It was imported to the UK in 1997 and registered here on 29th October of that year. The car is presented in excellent condition for its year with the only modifications seeming to be the uprated Evo 1 specification alloy wheels and different dashboard dial backgrounds. The car is reported to run and drive very well, embarrassing most sports cars a fraction of its age. It comes supplied with a V5C registration document, MoT test certificate valid until September 2020and its history file includes an extensive compilation of invoices of work carried out. Relive past rally glories in one of the best to ever compete.
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