1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione 1 'Martini 6'

Sold For €134.400

RM | Sotheby's - PARIS 2016

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Documents: Italian Libretto

  • Single ownership from new
  • One of only 310 special edition Martini 6 examples
  • Complete with tool kit, jack, and two sets of keys
  • The last of the non-catalysed Delta Integrales
  • Less than 28,000 kms from new
210 bhp, 1,995 cc 16-valve turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, five-speed manual transmission, all-wheel drive, front and rear independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,540 mm

Lancia celebrated their sixth consecutive Constructors’ World Championship with the release of the special edition ‘Martini 6’ at the end of the 1992 season. Set apart from the standard Delta Integrale, the Martini 6 was decorated in the iconic rally livery with stripes running down each side of the car and around the centre of the tailgate. Inside, the Recaro seats and interior trim were finished in a unique teal Alcantara with HF logos on the headrests.

A large Lancia logo can be found on the rear of the roof, and the rear-mounted spoiler is emblazoned with the famous ‘Martini Racing’ across it, replicating the rally-bred version. HF decals are applied high on each rear side panel, and a ‘World Rally Champion’ badge adorns the tailgate along with the appropriate numeral ‘6’ commemorating said number of championships.

Inside, a carbon-fibre trim is fitted around the gear-lever and features a numbered plaque below it with the limited edition serial number. Mechanically, the Martini 6 cars were identical to the first-generation Evoluzione Deltas, notably the final version of the non-catalysed Integrale. Furthermore, they included Teflon bushes on the gear linkage for an improved feel.

This example, serial number 184, was delivered new in December 1992 to its first owner in Northern Italy. The car remained in that very ownership, hence its remarkably original condition. The Lancia is complete with its original set of keys, tool kit, and original radio. Even the original dealer delivery stickers remain in the rear window. Thanks to careful and sparse use of this car, all of the unique Martini 6 livery is present, and the original Alcantara interior remains in exceptional condition.

The Lancia Delta Integrale is a legend on and off the road, all the more so in the much-admired Martini livery. As a road car, it is famed for its exceptional feel and nimble chassis. This car represents a rare opportunity to acquire a highly original and well-preserved example commemorating Lancia’s incredible six consecutive world rally championships.

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