Sold: Pick your Poison: Two Delta Integrales For Sale In Atlanta
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Pick your Poison: Two Delta Integrales For Sale In Atlanta

Motorcar Studio By Motorcar Studio
August 31, 2015

Photography by Jonathan McWhorter

Your choice of car is an undeniable form of self-expression. Regardless of the back story, or how you acquired it, a car says something about you. This is by no means a ground breaking revelation, just an observation we live here at Petrolicious. We would even venture to say that there is a good amount of self discovery as to ‘who you are’ and ‘what type of car person you are’ when you’re deciding which car to buy.

Today, we bring you an exercise to simulate this process with a unique purchase decision between two Lancia Delta Integrales (which are actually for sale by Motorcar Studio, and imported by The Dutch Safari Company into the U.S.: yes, you can buy one!). Option A is a predominantly original 1988 8v HF in Monza Red with extensive documentation. Option B is an 1987 8v HF enthusiast’s tribute (an enthusiast who happened to be a Martini & Rossi marketing rep) to the multiple championship-winning rally car.

On one hand, you’ve got a highly-original example, and on the other, a road-legal and rally-ready conversion.

OPTION A:

1988 Lancia Delta Integrale HF 8V

PRICE: $23,900 USD

THE CAR

It’s rare to find a Lancia Delta Integrale in the United States for sale in any condition. It’s rarer still to find one anywhere on the planet as original and well documented as the example offered here. The Monza Red example was sold on clean Texas title and recently imported from Europe. This 3 owner car is exceptionally well-documented with a binder full of service and registration records dating back to nearly new. Here’s the breakdown:

Here’s the link to the full listing and photos for the Monza Red Integrale.

CONDITION

Exterior Highlights

• Original paint

Exterior Blemishes

• Minor rust – Small spots at the bottoms of the front passenger door and pinch welds on the floorpan

• A few dings – Small dings on passenger doors

Interior Highlights

• None stated/known

Interior Blemishes

• Minor seat wear – the suede seat bolsters show minor signs of use

Mechanical Highlights

• Engine – Very strong, smooth. Unassuming before RPMs get into boost.

• Brakes – Upgraded slotted rotors

Mechanical Blemishes

• None stated/known

DOCUMENTATION

• Well-documented

OPTION B:

1987 Lancia Delta Integrale HF 8V

PRICE: $24,900 USD

THE CAR

Fitted with a roll cage, racing seats with four-point harnesses, a hydraulic handbrake, and the archetypal Martini livery, it ticks all the right boxes for any rally fan. The car is perfectly set up for spirited rally driving, but it’s also a blast to drive around town. The relatively softer suspension for rally use (as opposed to a very stiff track setup) makes it surprisingly comfortable on rough urban roads. The engine was rebuilt around 10,000 km (6,200 miles) ago and retains its stock “DNA”, aside from an aftermarket blowoff valve and racing clutch. Driving lights and signals all work, although the rally lights have yet to be wired in. This car is more than enough fun to be had on the road—at which point you can go straight to the trails. Fun turbo noises, great vintage rally look, everyday driveability…just get used to being the centre of attention.

Here’s the link to the full listing and photos for the Rally Integrale.

CONDITION

Exterior Highlights

• Truly inspired build – the hood and tailgate were replaced with fiberglass panels for weight savings.

Exterior Blemishes

• Minor rust – Bottom of the driver door, small areas of surface rust on the pinchwelds on the floorpan.

• Ding – Ding in the front passenger door

• Livery condition – the vinyl livery is cracked or lifting in some places, primarily at sharp body lines along the boxed fenders.

• Rally style hood lights not wired currently

Interior Highlights

•  Roll Cage

•  Recaro racing seats with four-point harnesses

Interior Blemishes

• Minor Seat wear – slight fading on the outward facing sides of the head/shoulder bolsters (no rips or tears though).

Mechanical Highlights

• Motor recently rebuilt

• Hydraulic handbrake

• Street legal—you could make this your daily!

Mechanical Blemishes

• None stated/known

OUR THOUGHTS

Delta Integrales are a team favorite at Petrolicious. Although these aren’t as desirable as the 16v version from an out-and-out performance perspective, they are currently a great entry point in a market sure to appreciate. They are certified fun at a modest price point.

So there you have it: 28 years ago, these cars were nearly identical, but today they offer totally different experiences. Whether you’re a serious buyer or not, we turn the purchase process to you: which would you choose and why? We’ve made our pick and will chime in once we see what you think!

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