This Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione II is a stunning example of perhaps the definitive rally-rep hot hatch. Power comes from the 215hp version of Lancia’s turbocharged 2.0-litre 16-valve engine, with four-wheel drive via a five-speed manual transmission. The odometer indicates 62,478 km (38,822 miles) from new, which is supported by a detailed history file.
Completed on 22 November 1993, which is verified by the Lancia Classiche Certificate of Origin accompanying the car, this Integrale Evo II was first registered for the road in February 1994. It was delivered new to Japan and remained there until the current owner acquired the car in 2017. He initially shipped it to Dubai where he was working at the time, before bringing it back home with him to the UK in 2019, where it now resides. He has enjoyed around 2,600 km on the road in this wonderful modern classic.
The bodywork is in superb original condition, with no accident damage or corrosion on any of the panels. There are only a few very minor imperfections in the Rosso Monza paintwork, including some expertly touched-in stone chips, and any marks are shown in the detailed set of photos below. Overall, this Integrale presents beautifully, with a gleaming finish all around the body.
It retains the original Lancia etched window glass around the car. The rubber seals and plastic trims are also in very good order. Light lenses are correct and undamaged and the three-way adjustable rear spoiler is also in great shape. The alloy wheels have been upgraded to new 17-inch items in the correct style, and the exhaust system is endowed with a polished stainless steel Presto Rally Racing rear silencer.
The cabin is in excellent condition and remains totally original, even down to the Sony XR-5G51 radio cassette player. Its high-back Recaro front seats are trimmed in the factory-fitted beige Alcantara, which have only light scuffing on the driver’s seat bolsters near the door. In other respects, the interior trim is virtually as-new, with no scratches or scuffs in the dashboard plastics, and even retaining the transparent protection film on the door cards.
Ahead of the driver is the correct three-spoke leather-trimmed Momo Corse steering wheel and the gear knob is also original. The rear parcel shelf is in excellent condition with no unsightly cut-outs or drill holes for aftermarket speakers. All of the instrument gauges and switchgear electrics work perfectly, including the powered aerial for the radio.
Under the bonnet is the correct red-painted cylinder head and the engine starts on the button and idles perfectly. It accelerates away cleanly, with a smooth and precise action through the clutch and gear linkage. The turbocharger boosts exactly as it should, running the standard factory settings.
It is fresh from a visit to specialist Delta Works in Worcester in March 2020, when it received a full annual service, a rebuild of the turbocharger, new engine mounts and bushes and a refit of the original headlining. The new 17-inch wheels are shod with a set of brand-new Pirelli P Zero Nero tyres in size 205/40 ZR17 all round.
Prior to this, in September 2018 at 61,000 km, it had a replacement cambelt, balance belt and auxiliary belts, as well as a new water pump, bearings, belt tensioners, and a coolant exchange. In February 2018, it had the fuel pump wiring upgraded, the engine and gearbox fluids renewed, the air-conditioning converted to run on R134a refrigerant, and a full diagnostics health check.
Other work carried out during the seller’s ownership has included replacement of the engine gaskets, installation of BC Racing inverted coilovers, a new battery, and a battery cut-off switch. The original suspension components were retained, and they are included in the sale. It is also fitted with an Abarth rear strut brace. The car was treated to a comprehensive micro detailing session, rounded off with full protection coating.
The most recent MOT test was on 1 May 2019 at 62,317 km (38,721 miles), which resulted in a first-time pass with advisories pertaining to a non-excessive oil leak - which has since been rectified - some slight deterioration in the nearside front brake hose, and possible play in the offside steering rack joints.
Accompanying this Integrale are all of the original books and literature, two sets of keys, the spare wheel and storage cover, jack, and wheel brace. A detailed history file is also present, with a raft of old invoices and receipts. There are 11 service records on file from its life in Japan up until 2017. The car is always stored in a private garage by the seller, protected by a premium tailored Lancia-branded cloth cover that is also included in the sale.
This Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione II is presented in superb cosmetic condition and has been treated to a significant amount of maintenance work in the last few years to ensure it remains in excellent mechanical order. An Integrale is surely a must-have car in any collection of modern classics, and for those who are currently without one, this is surely among the very best.
Summary of service history with dates and mileages:
- 15/03/1994 - 1,697 km
- 23/02/1995 - 14,096 km
- 21/02/1997 - 24,918 km
- 15/03/2001 - 35,488 km
- 28/02/2003 - 43,447 km
- 25/02/2005 - 54,741 km
- 28/02/2007 - 55,498 km
- 25/02/2009 - 56,291 km
- 11/02/2011 - 57,301 km
- 25/02/2015 - 58,821 km
- 24/08/2015 - 59,171 km (inc. Cambelt renewal)
- 26/10/2017 - 60.211 km
- 21/11/2017 - 60,513 km
- 15/02/2018 - 60,700 km
- 27/09/2018 - 61,000km (inc. Cambelt renewal)
- 03/2020 - 62,478 km