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Sold for: £43,875
First seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1979, the Lancia Delta Integrale is best known for its domination of The World Rally Championship in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Constantly being developed, the first ‘Evoluzione' cars were built at the end of 1991 and carried on through 1992 and these 'Evo' models were to be the final homologation cars built for the Lancia Rally Team competing under the Martini Racing banner. Arriving in June 1993, a further development of the HF Integrale naturally became known as the Evo II and featured an updated version of the 2-litre 16-valve turbo engine producing a little more power (215bhp) and incorporated a three-way catalyst and a Lambda probe, with everything being run by a new Marelli integrated engine control system. In addition to the mechanical changes, the Evo II received a cosmetic and functional facelift that included, new 16" light alloy rims with 205/45 ZR 16 tyres, a body colour roof moulding to underline the connection between the roof and the Solar control windows, an aluminium fuel cap and air-intake grilles on the front mudguards, a red-painted cylinder head, a new leather-covered three-spoke MOMO steering wheel, and Recaro seats upholstered in beige Alcantara with diagonal stitching. This Evo II is finished in Metallic Cherry Red with a beige interior and is showing an unwarranted 41,000 kilometres. However, under close inspection, we believe this mileage to be commensurate with its condition. The bodywork all presents very well and the paintwork retains an excellent shine. The door shuts and panel gaps look even and the whole car retains an excellent sense of originality. The interior is especially impressive and is very original with minimal wear to the Alcantara seats. On the road, this Evo II felt tight and pulled hard through all gears. The car has just been serviced by marque specialists Zagato Lancia Performance and a full bill of works completed is available to prospective bidders. The history file includes the original handbook, manual and some service records from Japan. It has a current MoT and is fully UK registered with no taxes to pay. Ready to be driven and enjoyed, this is one of the best examples we have seen in recent years.