Monday, 16 January 2012

Lancia Delta Evo 500

Lancia withdrew from the UK in 1994, so the Nuova Delta was a pleasure largely denied to us. Based on the Fiat Tipo platform, its focus was on comfort rather than the overtly sporting nature of its predecessor, although Lancia soon relented by offering a 3-door iteration that revived the HPE name. And then they went a bit nuts, creating a sort of second-generation Integrale: the Delta Evo 500. It came equipped with the Integrale's turbocharged 2.0-litre Lampredi engine (good for c.200bhp as standard) and 16" Speedlines, but still managed to be somehow anonymous. A rare beast, and an impressive one.
...and here's a UK-registered one for sale. These can only appreciate in value, surely?

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