ONE of the most iconic cars of the last 30 years, a 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale with just 31 miles from new, is to be auctioned by Silverstone Auctions at its Race Retro Sale in Warwickshire on February 21-22.
Estimated at £90,000 – £110,000, this ‘brand new’ car is being offered at auction for the first time. It has only ever been driven on the road once on its journey from the supplying dealer to the current owner, where it has remained in perfect storage conditions for the last 22 years.
“As a limited edition special, produced to celebrate the Integrale’s success in the World Rally Championship, these cars are incredibly rare,” says Guy Lees-Milne, General Manager, Silverstone Auctions. “To find such a perfect example with just a few miles on the clock really is an exceptional feat.”
Finished in white with the iconic Martini drinks company livery, the car is one of a limited run of just 400 produced to celebrate the Integrale’s fifth consecutive World Rally manufacturers’ championship for Lancia.
In order to improve the car’s handling, the ‘Evoluzione’ homologation specials featured a wider track at both the front and rear than earlier Deltas. In order to fit the track into the bodywork, the wide wheel arches were extended even further. To compensate for a slight increase in weight and larger frontal area, the 16v turbo engine was remapped to deliver an impressive 210bhp which meant the car could travel 5 per cent quicker on both asphalt and gravel rally stages.
This vehicle is currently unregistered and comes complete with its original service book, manual, sales invoice and tool kit.