Open Roads, North America | Lot 199
1994 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione II 'Bianco Perlato'
$137,500 USD | Sold
| Irving, California
23 - 30 July 2020
- Previously owned and restored by two-time World Rally champion Massimo “Miki” Biasion
- Recent full restoration with less than 300 kilometers since completion
- One of just 365 ‘Bianco Perlato’ examples produced
- Lancia Classiche Certification in October 2017
- Includes ownership documents and restoration photos
The Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione is perhaps everything a homologation special should be: just a stone’s throw away from its racing counterpart, and offering the very best of the era’s available technology. The Delta Integrale, in all its many variants, won six consecutive World Rally Championships from 1987 and 1992, becoming one of the most successful rally cars ever built. Its impressive pedigree was celebrated with numerous limited-editions road-going Integrales, starting from the Martini 5 and progressing on to the Martini 6, Verde York, Blu Lagos, Giallo Ginestra and the ‘Bianco Perlato’. Just 365 examples of the ‘Bianco Perlato’ were produced, each with subtle but attractive pearl white paint over dark blue leather interior.
This Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione II ‘Bianco Perlato’ was previously owned and restored by World Rally champion Massimo “Miki” Biasion. Biasion had a long rally career with many wins around the world through the 1980s and early 1990s racing Opels, Lancia 037s, Lancia Delta Integrales, and Ford Sierra RS Cosworths. He became World Rally champion in 1988 and 1989 while racing Delta HF Integrales, helping cement the legendary reputation of the Lancia model.
Biasion purchased this car, chassis number 00584195, in 2016. He subsequently fully dismantled it down to bare-metal bodywork and began its full restoration. Along with the bodywork and all cosmetics, the original engine was completely overhauled with worn parts replaced. The suspension, turbocharger, power steering, gearbox, cooling system, and brakes were also restored. All mechanical components were cleaned, refinished, and many fittings were zinc plated, giving the car a factory-fresh appearance.
Accompanied by Lancia Classische certification, photographic documentation of work performed, and its owner’s manual, less than 300 km in test mileage have been put on the car since its year-and-a-half-long restoration. It is very rare to find a Delta HF Integrale Evolution restored to this high of a standard; rarer still is an Evoluzione II previous owned by a rally legend, making this ‘Bianco Perlato’ car an exciting opportunity for enthusiasts and collectors alike.