SOLD | 1986 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale
The Lancia Delta S4
Having won the 1983 World Rally Championship with the ‘037’ Rally, Lancia knew that technology was changing the sport, and a new car would be required imminently. The new car, the Delta S4, featured four-wheel drive with three differentials, and was the first car to use twin-charging, with both a turbocharger and supercharger feeding air to the 1,759 cc double overhead camshaft four-cylinder engine.
World Rally regulations required a road-going variant be offered, with 200 examples being built. With time however, it has become apparent that Lancia did not build anywhere near the quantity required, with some believing as few as 70 Stradale’s were actually produced, making this an extremely rare and collectible car.
The road-going Stradale is a very useable car, with a well-finished and comfortable cabin. Beige Alcantara engulfs the sports seats, lower dash door pockets and roof lining, with a black suede steering wheel and red seat belts reminding the driver of this cars competition roots.
This Lancia Delta S4 Stradale
Presented here is chassis ZLA038AR000000056 which was assembled in 1986, with the Certificate of Origin being issued on 21st April. This car was first registered to Fiat Auto Spa in Turin, and issued the Italian license ‘TO 76796E’. For any Lancia fan, a car first registered to the factory, with a ‘TO’ (Torino) registration plate is extremely special, and even more impressively, this car still retains this original registration.
Chassis 0056 was retained by the Lancia factory for two years, before being sold to its first private owner, Mr Enrico Lorenzatto, also in Turin, for 85,000,000 Italian Lire. Mr Lorenzatto maintained ownership of this very special S4 Stradale for twenty-one years, before selling it to a prominent collector and Lancia connoisseur, displaying a mere 4,050 kilometres. During this ownership, Automobili Amos used this S4 to promote the new Delta Futurista, including the car in a film and several online articles.
In early 2019, displaying 5,000 kilometres, this S4 Stradale was delivered to Lancia Classiche (FCA Heritage) for inspection and certification, which was awarded in March. The Lancia Classiche certification also notes all mechanical components are original.
Today, this S4 Stradale is offered in fantastic condition, having covered a mere 5,000 kilometres, and having been originally owned by the Lancia factory itself, this offers an extremely rare opportunity to own one of the very best!
Price Upon Application