1992 Lancia Delta Intergrale
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 ‘Evoluzione’ models were to be the final homologation cars built for the Lancia Rally Team competing under the Martini Racing banner.
In the never-ending quest for better handling, the Evoluzione had a wider front and rear track than earlier Deltas and in order to squeeze this under the bodywork, the already wide wheel arches were extended even further and, in the process, also became more rounded. The ‘new’ Integrale retained the four-wheel-drive layout with an epicyclic centre diff and torque splitter, plus a Ferguson viscous coupling and Torsen rear differential.
The engine, although technically the same as the earlier 16V cars, was remapped to give 210bhp at 5750rpm in order to compensate for the slight increase in weight and increased frontal area. These improvements were aimed at maximizing the potential of the car and it worked, with the developed car shaving over 5% off previous stage times on asphalt and gravel.
This example of one of the most iconic and sought after cars of its era, is number 124 of the limited run of 400 cars built to celebrate the Integrale’s fifth consecutive victory in the World Championship for Manufacturers. It’s every inch, the ‘poster car’ and presents beautifully in the distinctive white livery of the famous Martini drinks company, Lancia’s sponsors at the time, and the interior is trimmed in unmarked grey Alcantara with red stitching.
Despite the competition livery, this Integrale is a road car, a road that it has only ever seen once when it was delivered by the supplying dealer to its first owner where it was in perfect storage conditions for its first 22 years. The Midwest Dream Car Collection purchased this car from Mouse Motors in Chicago in the fall of 2022 and it has been stored in our climate-controlled collection since acquiring.
The car has covered a distance of only 34 miles from new and is supplied with its original service book, manual, and tool kit.