Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione 1 ‘Martini 6’

Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione 1 ‘Martini 6’

The Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione 1 was to be the final homologation car for the Lancia Rally Team, and the crowning glory on what is now remembered as the most successful Group A car in World Rally Championship history.

In total, it took 46 WRC victories, it won the Constructors Championship 6 times in a row from 1987 to 1992, and it contributed to drivers’ championship titles for Juha Kankkunen in ’87 and ’91, and Miki Basin in ’88 and ’89.

The ‘Martini 6’ was a special edition of the standard Delta Integrale that included the iconic Martini rally stripes running down each side and around the centre of the tailgate. The interior was finished with Recaro seats in teal Alcantara with HF logos on the headrests, there’s a carbon-fibre plate around the gear-lever and a numbered plaque below it with the limited edition serial number.

Externally, the Martini 6 cars have a Lancia logo on the rear of the roof, and the rear-mounted spoiler is emblazoned with the ‘Martini Racing’ decal, a ‘World Rally Champion’ badge adorns the tailgate along with the ‘6’ commemorating the number of World Rally Championships.

Mechanically, the 310 Martini 6 limited edition cars were identical to the homologation Lancia Delta HF Integrale. They were fitted with the 210 bhp 1995cc 16-valve turbocharged inline-4 cylinder engine, mated to a 5-speed transmission, rally-bred all-wheel drive, front and rear MacPherson strut independent suspension, and 4-wheel disc brakes.

The Integrale you see here is a one-owner original car that was bought by its current owner in 1992, it’s been driven sparingly in the intervening years and is being offered now with just 28,000 kilometres on the odometer from new. If you’d like to read more about it or register to bid you can click here to visit RM Sotheby’s – it has an estimated value of between €120,000 and €150,000.

Photo Credits: Piotr Degler ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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