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'Brand new' Lancia Integrale surfaces

2015-01-29 13:30

GOING UNDER THE HAMMER: If you'd like to own this 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale you'd be looking at R2-million when it goes under the hammer in February 2015. Image: Silverstone Auctions

LONDON, England - One of the most iconic cars of the last 30 years, a 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale will be auctioned by Silverstone Auctions at its Race Retro Sale in Warwickshire, central England over February 21/22.

The classic car has 50km on its odometer through being driven on road from the supplying dealer to its current owner, where it has remained in storage for 22 years.

According to Silverstone Auctions, Delta Integrale is one of 400 units that were produced to celebrate the Integrale’s fifth consecutive World Rally manufacturers’ championship and could fetch the equivalent of 1.5 to 1.9-million.

LIMITED EDITION LANCIA

Guy Lees-Milne, Silverstone Auctions general manager, said: "As a limited edition special, produced to celebrate the Integrale’s success in the World Rally Championship, these cars are incredibly rare so to find such a perfect example with just a few kilometres on the clock really is an exceptional feat.

"What’s more, there are few surroundings more appropriate than Race Retro to offer the car for sale."

IMAGE GALLERY: 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale

In order to improve its handling, the "Evoluzione" homologation specials featured a wider track than earlier Deltas. In order to fit the track under the bodywork its wheel arches were extended even further. To compensate for a slight increase in weight, its quad-valve turbo engine was remapped to deliver an impressive 156kW which, according to the automaker, meant it could travel "5% quicker on both asphalt and gravel rally stages".

According to Silverstone Auctions: "Production number 124 is unregistered and comes with its original service book, owner's manual, sales invoice and tool kit."

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