With the hot versions of Lancia’s Delta now approaching the 25 year mark, this World Rally Champion is perhaps one of the most tempting Italian forbidden fruits to import to the US. While most are familiar with the four-wheel drive versions, Lancia produced a Delta HF with a smaller 1.6 liter turbocharged engine and front-wheel drive, as we see with this example for sale near Potenza, Italy. These lesser Deltas can be distinguished mainly via their lack of 4WD badging on the rear decklid and lack of air intakes on the hood.
Rare Lancia Delta HF Turbo 1.6, 1987, dark gray metallic, all original and never modified or messed up. uniproprietario to date, paid as an additional sheet of 19,600,000 lire, 122,000 km, original keys, double keys, book vouchers and canceled the original additional sheet certifies that the car is uniproprietario. Alloy wheels, electric windows, and the rare alcantara Recaro interior. Excellent mechanically, timing belt recently replaced, the rear seats as new, no one ever stood up. Prices are soaring on these cars.
At about $6,300 USD with around 75,000 miles on the clock, this is a rather inexpensive way to get behind the wheel of one of these rally icons. Everything on this example appears to be in good order, from the straight body panels to the unmarred interior. Granted, you don’t get the thrill of all-wheel drive, but the lack of the extra drive axles may provide some reprieve from maintenance down the line.