lancia at rm sotheby's milan auction

2y ago


Reserve prices: the scourge of the bargain-hunter. With Italian classic car values rising from the merely ridiculous to the outright indecent in recent years, there are slim pickings to be had for Lancisti on a budget. But with a full 30 Lancias going under the hammer from a staggering total of 430 cars at RM Sotheby's enormous 'Duemila Ruote' sale at Milan's AutoClassica last weekend - all without reserve - there were surely some steals to be had. Surely?

Actually, not so much. When a Beta Coupé (albeit a race-prepped one) goes for EIGHT TIMES its upper estimate, you know all bets are off, no matter how hard you shake the sofa...

But while most of the Lancias went to deep-pocketed new owners, at least we have a chance to fawn over the lot list. Here are the highlights, and what they sold for.

Rare 1968 Competizione version of the Spada-designed Fulvia Sport Zagato 1.3 smashed its EUR 20,000-30,000 estimate to reach EUR 162,400

1989 was the double hat-trick year for the Group A Integrale, winning its third straight WRC constructors' and drivers' titles. This works car was driven by Yves Loubet. Despite an upper estimate of EUR 150,000, it sold for EUR 246,400

After the works team withdrew from WRC, the 300bhp Integrale Evo was run by Jolly Club for its swansong year of 1993. This ex-Carlos Sainz car went for a massive EUR 336,000

Race-prepped 1974 Beta Coupé 1800 was estimated to make up to EUR 7,000, but sold for a scarcely believable EUR 56,000

One of the early cars from Lancia's re-entry into motorsport after its 1955 F1 withdrawal, this 1966 HF Squadra Corse works Fulvia Coupé HF with its 1.2-litre V4 sold for EUR 78,400

Gorgeous 1961 Flaminia GT Touring Superleggera makes 119bhp from its 2458cc V6 and is capable of 112mph. It tripled its high estimate to sell for EUR 123,200

Restoration-ready, 4cyl boxer-engined 1963 Flavia Sport Zagato was based on a three-seat show car but became a 2+2. It made EUR 33,600, but the bills are only just beginning for its new owner

The auction's biggest Lancia sale was one of 5 LC2 Group C endurance racers, which sold for an eye-watering EUR 851,200. With a Ferrari-sourced 2.6 V8 twin-turbocharged to 700bhp and a tiny 810kg kerb weight, it was a 220mph-plus monster

The LC2's twin-turbo V8. Later models produced 800bhp from an enlarged, 3.0-litre engine

The LC2 used an aluminium monocoque with magnesium, titanium, Kevlar and carbonfibre components to keep weight low

Aprilia-derived 1948 'Siluro' racer was built by Napoli-based Sabatino Paganelli, who also made production cars based on the Aprilia. This car's high estimate was EUR 55,000 but it sold for a huge EUR 246,400

Series 1 Aurelia B20 GT from 1951 was powered by a 75bhp 2.0-litre V6 from the factory, but lent itself well to tuning and could break 100mph. This early car sold for EUR 336,000; its estimate was in five figures

Even non-special edition Integrale Evos are making big money these days - this early, 210bhp Evo 1 in red with grey Alcantara Recaros netted a healthy EUR 61,600 after a high estimate of EUR 35,000

Another Flaminia GT by Touring, but this time with the three carburettors that upped power to 140bhp. It sold for EUR 140,000

The cheapest Lancia of the weekend was this early 1.2-litre V4 1966 Fulvia Coupé, which made EUR 12,320. Its bodywork looks passable but the interior has been stripped

The car that replaced the Delta HF 4WD and introduced the Integrale legend. A Garrett T3 turbo helped mine 181bhp from the already-venerable 2.0 4cyl Lampredi twin cam. This 1988 car sold for EUR 40,320

The full list of Lancia sales from RM Sotheby's Duemila Ruote sale, 26-27 November 2016 at Milan AutoClassica:

Lot 599 1991 Lancia-Ferrari LC2 Group C €851,200

Lot 566 1951 Lancia Aurelia B20 €336,000

Lot 594 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Group A 'Jolly Club' €336,000

Lot 878 1961 Lancia Flaminia Sport 2.5 Zagato €291,200

Lot 549 1989 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V Group A 'Ufficiale' €246,400

Lot 630 1948 Lancia-Paganelli 'Siluro' €246,400

Lot 613 1968 Lancia Fulvia Sport 1.3 Competizione Zagato €162,400

Lot 561 1963 Lancia Flaminia GT 2.5 3C Touring €140,000

Lot 893 1961 Lancia Flaminia GT 2.5 Touring €123,200

Lot 323 1970 Lancia Fulvia Coupé Rallye 1.6 HF 'Fanalone' €78,400

Lot 638 1966 Lancia Fulvia Coupé HF 'Ufficiale' €78,400

Lot 319 1956 Lancia Aurelia B20S Series 5 €72,800

Lot 280 1964 Lancia Flaminia GTL 2.8 3C Touring €67,200

Lot 276 1970 Lancia Fulvia Coupé Rallye 1.6 HF 'Fanalone' €63,840

Lot 578 1991 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione €61,600

Lot 618 1970 Lancia Fulvia Coupé Rallye 1.6 HF 'Fanalone' €56,000

Lot 842 1974 Lancia Beta Coupé 1800 €56,000

Lot 519 1986 Lancia Delta HF 4WD €47,040

Lot 541 1968 Lancia Fulvia Coupé Rallye 1.3 HF €47,040

Lot 839 1989 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V €42,560

Lot 328 1988 Lancia Delta HF Integrale €40,320

Lot 250 1968 Lancia Fulvia Coupé Rallye 1,3 HF €33,600

Lot 354 1962 Lancia Flaminia GT 2.5 3C Touring €33,600

Lot 530 1963 Lancia Flavia Sport Zagato €33,600

Lot 645 1949 Lancia Ardea €33,600

Lot 641 1967 Lancia Flavia Coupé 1.8 injezione Pininfarina €28,000

Lot 288 1987 Lancia Delta HF 4WD €23,520

Lot 248 1959 Lancia Flaminia Berlina Series I €19,040

Lot 840 1975 Lancia Fulvia Coupé Safari €16,800

Lot 517 1966 Lancia Fulvia Coupé €12,320

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