Integrale fetches ยฃ218k at auction

Integrale fetches ยฃ218k at auction

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Harris_I

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3,141 posts

226 months

Sunday 23rd May
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Now I happen to think the 'grale is an all time great, but this is just plain nuts:

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/sa074-lot-0-19...

viggyp

1,885 posts

102 months

Wednesday 26th May
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Absolutely crazy price. The Delta is one of my all time favourites but other than this being the Delta's swansong, what makes it so special?
Is it the fact that all 250 were for the Japanese market or that it's the only Delta to have uprated suspension (Eibach springs, standard struts)?

Apparently some had 250bhp from the factory. What always makes me smile is this colour was from the Fiat Ducato van range.

There are other limited edition Integrale models which are much rarer so I'd assume that they may command more. 15 Club Italia's, 20 Club HiFi's and 8 Club Lancias.

Anyway, would I buy this if I was seriously minted? Yes.

Harris_I

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3,141 posts

226 months

Wednesday 26th May
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Even the FE springs are nothing special (I have a set on my giallo which I have stored away, they are so awful on British roads).

I've never really understood this idea that some integrales are limited editions. They're all mechanically identical with a few minor differences like the Japanese spec lights. They were just different paint jobs. Apparently there were only (officially) 220 giallo ginestra Evo 2s. Which makes it rarer than a FE.

Just can't get my head around the classic car market....

(Admittedly this one must be showroom fresh with such a tiny mileage).

viggyp

1,885 posts

102 months

Wednesday 26th May
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Harris_I said:
Even the FE springs are nothing special (I have a set on my giallo which I have stored away, they are so awful on British roads).

I've never really understood this idea that some integrales are limited editions. They're all mechanically identical with a few minor differences like the Japanese spec lights. They were just different paint jobs. Apparently there were only (officially) 220 giallo ginestra Evo 2s. Which makes it rarer than a FE.

Just can't get my head around the classic car market....

(Admittedly this one must be showroom fresh with such a tiny mileage).
You've hit the nail there. Other than the FE springs and trim levels and colours, they're the same car. Giallo and Lagos blue are my all time favourite hues and I am very sure that over 220 giallo's were built as there seem to be so many in the UK let alone anywhere else.

I missed the boat buying an Integrale sadly. I could afford to buy one but running one would've crippled me even when I was working at a Fiat/Alfa Parts Dept...on crap money.