Lancia Delta HF Integrale 2.0 8V Manual
1988 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 2.0 8V Manual, finished in Nero Metalic with original cloth interior and Recaro seats. The odometer shows just 50,498km and this car is Swedish sold with just 3 owners over it’s 32 year life. The car recently had a major, engine out service and all belts were replaced. Chassis numbers ZLA831AB000420915. This particular Delta Integrale benefits from a number of small performance tweaks over the stock model. It has been tuned to around 280bhp by Magnum Racing, a company regarded for their race and rally engine builds. It also has a Ferrita 3” exhaust system fitted. The car was reportedly built for a specific racing class that failed to materialise, hence the full bolt in cage that has been excellently installed and now hides neatly amongst the standard interior.
1988 Car registered in Sweden with first owner, owned 3 years
1991 2nd owner, owned 8 years
1999 3rd owner, owned 20 years
2019 Acquired by Kaiser Classic
The Lancia Delta is one of the most revered and collectable rally homologations of all time. The original HF 4WD was based around the HF Turbo road car but gained four-wheel drive technology from the Group B monster S4. On the stages of the World Rally Championship the car was competitive out of the gate and became the winningest rally car of all time claiming six Manufacturers Championships, four Drivers Titles, and 46 outright rally wins. It received much acclaim on the road also, consistently praised by journalists for it’s agility, sharp steering and tenacious grip - a great recipe for a back road blaster.
Following the first HF 4WD road variant came the Integrale in 1988. With its wider track it was a sharper, more focused car than it’s predecessor. It’s look, made up of hard lines with blistered arches at each corner to contain that new wider track and wheels, has attained cult status amongst automotive enthusiasts. Power was increased courtesy of a Garrett T3 turbocharger, larger intercooler, new valves and improved cooling, and power was now 20bhp greater at 185bhp. A standard 8V Integrale could hit 100km/h (62mph) in 6.6 seconds and continue to to 134mph - obviously with this one running with an additional 100bhp these numbers will appear even more pleasing on paper. Stopping and suspension were a consideration with revised springs, dampers and front struts, and larger 284mm vented discs up front with a larger master cylinder.
Part of the magic of these cars and their immense grip on tricky surfaces is the permanent 4-wheel drive system. This consisted of an epicyclic centre differential, which was initially front biased splitting torque 56:44 front to rear. A Ferguson viscous coupling then balanced this torque split between the front and rear axles depending on tyre grip, and topping this system off was a mechanical Torsen rear differential which further divided the torque delivered to each rear wheel according to where the grip was available.
This car presents a great ownership proposition to both the collector and enthusiast, easily restored to fully originally condition with little work or a great base for further modification to build into a truly sorted car to be enjoyed, or even as fully liveried rally replica.