A hugely desirable 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione will be auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s in Arizona later this week.
The Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione is one of Lancia’s most iconic vehicles ever and lauded as one of the finest hot hatches ever produced. This example has less than 13,000 km (8,077 miles) on the odometer and is expected to sell for between $150,000 and $180,000.
That’s a lot of money – think three fine, brand new Alfa Romeos: a 4C Spider ($67,150) for the track / weekend, a base Stelvio 2019MY ($41,345) for supermarket runs and a Giulia Quadrifoglio ($74,245) for, well, anything, would cost you a grand total of $182,740, possibly less if you walk in a dealer and get all three.
The car, painted black, was gifted to Italian Olympic gold medalist Alberto Tomba by the Agnelli family that has controlled Fiat since its inception. Tomba claimed two gold medals at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and went on to medal at the Winter Olympics in Albertville, France and Lillehammer, Norway. He was one of approximately three dozen celebrities and VIPs to be gifted a Delta Integrale.
Powering the car is a turbocharged inline-four engine delivering 210 PS (207hp / 154 kW) and 300 Nm (220 lb-ft) of torque through an all-wheel drive system and five-speed manual transmission. Tomba’s former ride also features a number of upgrades from the later Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione 2 including a red-painted cylinder head and bespoke seats. The listing reveals that the car was recently serviced and images show that it has been well maintained for the past 28 years.
Prices for Delta HF Integrale models have been increasing in recent years as more and more people appreciate just how special the car is. In December, it was announced that FCA Heritage and Mopar will start to recreate original spare parts for the vehicle, including front and rear bumpers, allowing owners to make their vehicles as fresh as possible.