You need a Delta Integrale in your life. You do!
If someone could just wipe the dribble from my mouth while I write this, that'd be fab.
And maybe this will be the one for you! It is a 1989 Lancia Delta HF Integrale in white with Martini graphics. There is nothing else you could ask for really? Apart from air-con which on this car doesn't blow cold. But the good news is the turbo still blows and blows hard.
Originally listed in June bidding reached $23,000 for this Japanese import but that wasn't enough and the auction fell through. But it has gone under the hammer again, and... oh. It's sold. Ah well. Still, just look at that! Hmmm mmmm.
What a looker! Ohhhh boy!
15-inch, factory alloys with gunmetal centres, wrapped in a nice set of Yokohamas. The suspension has been fettled a little, with aftermarket strut braces from Quick Trading Company and OMP.
Inside there's a pair of Recaro sport seats with Missoni-striped fabric inserts, matching door panels, grey carpets, a black dashboard and matching centre console. This hottest of hot hatches also has electric front windows, a three-spoke steering wheel, a Lancia-branded shift knob and a Pioneer CD player. But no working A/C.
Under the bonnet is a 2.0-litre inline-four huffing and puffing through a turbocharger to put out 182 bhp and 224lb-ft of twist. Power then, of course, goes to all four wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.
A pig to work on, but a beautiful unit!
There's a bundle of original paperwork, the original tool roll and with just over 48k miles on the clock and recent fluids change this wouldn't have been a bad purchase. And it probably isn't for the lucky individual who put in a winning bid of $22,850!