RE: Lancia Delta HF Integrale: PH Used Buying Guide

RE: Lancia Delta HF Integrale: PH Used Buying Guide

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rog007

5,115 posts

169 months

Saturday 6th October 2018
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LotusOmega375D said:


so no regrets.
No regrets!? yikesweeping

LotusOmega375D

4,314 posts

98 months

Saturday 6th October 2018
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Not with these two occupying the garage nowadays.


rog007

5,115 posts

169 months

Saturday 6th October 2018
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LotusOmega375D said:
Not with these two occupying the garage nowadays.

Lovely indeed...but garage 1 wins hands down for me!

Pvapour

8,232 posts

198 months

Saturday 6th October 2018
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rog007 said:
LotusOmega375D said:
Not with these two occupying the garage nowadays.

Lovely indeed...but garage 1 wins hands down for me!
Fun times, with the evo probably be the most picked for a sunday morning play on route napoleon smile

Line up 6 by pvapour, on Flickr

andy-integrale

357 posts

136 months

Saturday 6th October 2018
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Owned my Evo 2 since 2007. Still, love it. Makes every journey an event. A comparison with modern performance cars is irrelevant, things have moved on and outright speed/performance is only one aspect of the appeal of a car. These things are special. IMO they are an icon and a fabulous piece of motoring and Motorsport history.



NelsonP

239 posts

84 months

Sunday 7th October 2018
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Barry used to service my 16v turbo fiat coupe. He persuaded me to put grooved disks on it and used to tell me what a nice chip they did for that engine.

There was always a couple of integrales to fawn over in his garage.

Top bloke. Cool cars.

Pvapour

8,232 posts

198 months

Sunday 7th October 2018
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One of my favourite angles was the gills on the front arches

Line up rear 3 by pvapour, on Flickr

Later... i wandered if these were inspired by the grale..

Ferrari Wing by pvapour, on Flickr

andy-integrale

357 posts

136 months

Sunday 7th October 2018
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Agreed, some of the details on them are great.


daddywild

2 posts

53 months

Sunday 7th October 2018
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rtz62 said:
Being a pedant, wasn’t the first Evolution model known just as that, the Evolution and not Evolution 1?
So, from the Integrale onwards it was Integrale 8v, Integrale 16v, Evolution, Evolution 2, followed by the limited edition and final edition models (various).
And out of interest, the colour Giallo Ginestra means ‘Broom yellow’ iirc, not as exotic sounding in English is it? A bit like Quattroporte meaning the less than exotic sounding ‘four door’..

Edited by rtz62 on Thursday 4th October 07:49
Giallo Ginestra is indeed Broom yellow but not the 'broom' you sweep the floor with. It's the beautiful yellow shrub that has a great perfume and appears in Spring in Italy.

tiggyzak

41 posts

138 months

Sunday 7th October 2018
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I had an Evo 1 and an Evo 2 .Both low mileage and both in beautiful condition. For various reasons I sold them both and like many other cars that I had and sold (V12 E Type ,Mk1 Lotus Cortinas,Elan Sprints,all Cosworths etc,etc all low mileage lovely condition) later bitterly regretted it. Sometimes (too often) I dream that I've still got them !

What I will say is that if I had unlimited funds and the choice of ONE car in the World that I could own it would be the very best Evo 2 that I could find. Bear in mind I've always wanted a Ferrari.

By the way to see one in a magazine is one thing ,to see one in the flesh is another thing entirely.

myhandle

896 posts

119 months

Sunday 7th October 2018
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Here is my one. (Maserati is someone else’s). The only car I have ever sold and then after realising what a dreadful error I made, bought it back. I first had it in 1997 and it has only been out of my ownership for about 3 years.

It goes very well, I remember Performance car magazine in the 90s saying it wasn’t that hard to max it out (137mph for the Evo) on a single lane B road . It’s that sort of car, it inspires great confidence. Problems over the years : two new turbos, rust round the tailgate repaired twice, but it’s not a big job if you catch it early, a few electrical problems causing misfires, these were corrected. It’s a pretty reliable car. Not as fast as a new Golf R or whatever, but unless you are going drag racing or something it would be quick enough for most. It’s a well balanced, charismatic car which is nice to drive at low and high speed, the mark of a true great. Everyone is nice about it too, there is never the sort of snide comment that comes with a supercar or a 911 or whatever. Go for it!

Edited by myhandle on Sunday 7th October 16:46

Bandit110

163 posts

49 months

Monday 8th October 2018
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I was an apprentice in a Peugeot dealer(peviously a Fiat dealer) in about 96. A local bodyshop had one of these in from a fella who dealt them and it came into our garage for mot one day, we'd had a few sent along to us for a few bits, the mechanic I was working with loved them and even had a black 16v for abit, so I could drool all I wanted but never any more. Anyway, late in the day he said come on we're dropping the Evo back off and he walked towards a diesel 106 and just looked at me and smiled. It was 1 mile. 1 mile in a LHD yellow Lancia Delta Integrale, I've never forgot it. I was 17 cool

carry on....

crookie

55 posts

86 months

Monday 29th October 2018
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ChocolateFrog said:
Won £15000 and bought one. Think it's been sold now.
Late to the party, but I still own it! Every time I consider selling it I can't bring myself to do so. I sadly don't get to use her much at the mo, but every time I do there's a grin straight back on my face smile

Edited by crookie on Monday 29th October 16:09