Films: The Uncompromising Legendary Lancia Stratos

The Uncompromising Legendary Lancia Stratos

It is hard to argue with the pedigree of the Lancia Stratos. Built with one uncompromising vision, the Stratos was produced to win WRC titles, and win it did. The agile, Dino V6-powered chassis went on to win three consecutive titles and in so doing captured the hearts of many enthusiasts. Phillip Toledano was one of those enthusiasts and for him, purchasing a car built with one purpose was a dream come true. As an artist, Phil has always been attracted to the Bertone wedge design and gives us a glimpse of what it is like to live with the fabled Stratos.

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Joel Pratt
Joel Pratt
2 years 11 months ago

Where was this filmed? It looks to me like a lot of it is in the Harriman State Park around Bear Mountain and the highways to the south like 287 and such.

Jake Williams
Jake Williams
3 years 1 month ago

What is the color/paint code for that Lancia? I want to paint my next project that color.

anatoly arutunoff
anatoly arutunoff
3 years 4 months ago
When we bought our Stratos to race (looooong story) we had to drive it nonstop from Torino thru the mountains and across France to Cherbourg to put it on our boat to NY. A storm meant we offloaded it in Boston and drove it to Oklahoma. As a new car it was just a fine little machine–no weird noises or smells or anything. next year (’77) in Torino alluvasudden Lancia wanted to sell us 1 or 2 or 3 at $12k or heck make an offer. I kinda felt we shoulda. But we didn’t. Car now lives in Dallas with… Read more »
UncleWalty
UncleWalty
3 years 4 months ago

I’ve always thought the windscreen on the Stratos is fantastic.

Fingers
Fingers
3 years 4 months ago

Listerbell.com do an uncompromising replica of these, how perfect is the Stratos, that’s the one you need in your living room!

JB21
JB21
3 years 4 months ago
Thanks for the video. Wow. I rode in one once when I was a little kid. I couldn’t see out of the windshield because I was so short. I do remember the sensation of noise – for maybe a 15-minute ride, I thought the car would just explode or fall apart. And I also vaguely remember the distinctive smell of gasoline… What an amazing car though, it always was my favorite “super car”. It just looked, and still does, purposeful to me even though I didn’t know what the purpose was for. Both rally version and Group 5 version always… Read more »
Francisco Miranda P.
Francisco Miranda P.
3 years 4 months ago

Awesome interview, amazing car!! [b]PETROLICIOUS[/b] videos are the best ever!!!
Please make a Renault 5 turbo Gr B tour de corse video!!

ElGato
ElGato
3 years 5 months ago

Matthew – totally agree about the M1 and the Renault in the background, those are classics worth hearing about too.
I find it funny/odd that the car’s name is always printed “Stratos” but it clearly has an apostrophe in it, so it’s really a Strato’s. Odd grammar there. You can see the apostrophe at 3:26 in the video.

Josh Clason
Josh Clason
3 years 5 months ago

We will get around to a M1 and Renault video at some point in the future!

Terrence Dorsey
Terrence Dorsey
3 years 5 months ago

Terrific interview. “Vaguely disastrous noises” conveys so much about driving older, sporty cars. Love it.

This looks very much like a Stratos I tried to buy several years ago. Can’t really call it a missed opportunity if the seller won’t respond to phone calls or email, but it still feels like “one that got away.”

matthew wiseman
matthew wiseman
3 years 5 months ago

umm theres an M1 and a Renault alpine in that garage i want to hear about those

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