While Lancia has only produced the Ypsilon city car since the last couple of years, in its glorious past built some of the most legendary competition cars. One of the last truly successful Lancia racers is the Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione, which was raced in the World Rally Championship during the 1992 and 1993 seasons. It was the wildest version of the Group A Delta and featured wheel arches that were so wide that it earned the nickname 'Deltona'. The featured example was entered for Didier Auriol in the 1992 Tour de Corse. He absolutely dominated the event, taking 18 stage wins and the outright victory. Rare for a rally car of any period, this 'Deltona' has survived in remarkably original condition.
Among Lancia's most evocative machines is undoubtedly the Stratos, which was both a design icon and a hugely successful rally car. The Stratos highlighted today was a works car that was raced in the Targa Florio, Tour de France and the Lombard RAC Rally. It was then raced by privateers through to the mid 1980s. Chassis 001512 has since been restored to its works, Marlboro livery.
Not quite as well known as the rally cars are the single seater and sports racers produced by Lancia during the 1950s. Designed by Vittorio Jano and built with a virtually unlimited budget, these were some of the finest cars of their era. One rare survivor from this period is this fabulous D23 Sport Spyder that is today on display in the Louwman Museum.

Enjoy the links:

1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione Group A (ZLA831AB000556746)

1974 Lancia Stratos HF Group 4 (829AR0 001512)

1953 Lancia D23 Sport Pinin Farina Spyder (0002)