Open Roads, June | Lot 120
1995 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione II 'Edizione Finale'
CHF110,000 | Sold
| Thörishaus-Bern, Switzerland
23 - 30 June 2021
- Rare and highly coveted final edition of the road-going version of one of the most successful rally cars in history
- One of only 250 produced and exported to Japan, a handful of which are believed to have been re-imported to Europe
- Showing less than 27,000 kilometers on the odometer at time of cataloguing
- Unique final edition livery of Bordeaux Red with yellow and blue stripes
- Upgraded engine management for claimed output of 250 brake horsepower, front and rear Eibach springs, and an OMP strut brace are unique to final edition models
The Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione II Edizione Finale is the culmination of one of the most successful rally cars in history. In racing form, the Delta won an unprecedented six consecutive World Rally Championships, from 1987 to 1992. Little separates production versions of the Lancia Delta HF from their racing counterparts. To remain competitive, the Delta HF benefited from numerous incremental upgrades over its lifespan.
The so called “Edizione Finale,” or final edition of the Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione II, is said to have emerged as a result of requests from a vocal contingent of Japanese enthusiasts. Limited to 250 units, the Edizione Finale is distinguished from other Delta HF Integrale models by its livery of Bordeaux Red with yellow and blue stripes. Attributes unique to the final edition include front and rear Eibach springs, an OMP strut brace, and upgraded engine management that increased output from the turbocharged four-cylinder engine to a claimed 250 brake horsepower. Other features include 16-inch Speedline wheels finished in Anthracite, push-button start, carbon-fiber trim details, aluminum OMP pedals and passenger footrest, Recaro seats, a Momo steering wheel, and an “Edizione Finale” identification plate next to the gear lever.
This example was acquired by the current owner in February 2016 and imported from the United Kingdom to Luxembourg in and later to Switzerland in April 2017. The purchase agreement indicates that the vehicle underwent a full respray to the correct special-edition livery prior to delivery to the current owner. Service invoices from Walkers Garage Ltd. in North Yorkshire, U.K., dated August 2015 indicate that the cambelt, camshaft bearings, shock absorbers, fluids and other parts were replaced under previous ownership. Further invoices from Delta Integrale specialists Karlhofer, in Austria, and Blue Palm Service AG in Bern, Switzerland, indicate that the vehicle was consistently refurbished from July 2016 to June 2018.
With fewer than 27,000 kilometers showing on the odometer at the time of cataloguing, the interior remains well-preserved with correct Recaro seats and Momo steering wheel. An aftermarket Kenwood stereo with CD player and JBL speakers have been installed. The car is accompanied by a spare, factory books in Japanese, and numerous invoices and other documentation.