The Evo 1, WRC and Martini:
This Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione 1 is one of only 400 very special limited-edition models. At the end of the 1991 season, Lancia won their 5th consecutive World Rally Manufacturers Championship, and promptly celebrated by manufacturing a limited run of 400 special edition models, the ‘Martini 5’. In 1991 Lancia not only claimed the World Rally Constructor’s Championship, but also the Driver’s Championship with Juha Kankkunen. Throughout its huge rallying dominance with the Delta, Martini was the Lancia title sponsor.
The Evoluzione 1 (‘Evo 1’) specification Lancia Delta’s were built at the end of 1991 and remained in production throughout 1992. These were to be the final homologation cars for the Lancia Rally Team and featured a wider front and rear track than earlier models for increased stability. The wings and arches were more pronounced and rounded with raised front strut top mounts necessitating a front strut brace. The Evo 1 retained four—wheel drive with the engine also being modified to now produce 210 bhp at 5,750 rpm whilst also being the final Delta to not have a Catalytic converter fitted.
The 400 ‘Martini 5’ Special edition Evo 1 Delta’s were all finished in white with a blue and red Martini stripe running along both sides and sat on white Speedline ‘Monte Carlo’ 15-inch aluminium wheels. The valve cover on the engine was painted red and the interior featured the desirable Recaro high-back bucket seats and door panels, both finished in black Alcantara.
This Martini 5:
The car offered here was first registered on 27th February to C.S.F. INOX in Montecchio Emilia with Italian registration ‘RE 655634’ through Lancia distributor Autoluna. By 1998 the car received its 15,000 KM service, and a year later in 2000 received its 20,000 KM service, carried out by Lancia specialists, M.C.P in Montecchio Emilia. By 2003 the car had covered a further 7,800 KMs and in 2009 was inspected by the Automotoclub Storico Italia.
The first private owner, Aldo Pattacini bought the car in 2010 before passing it to its most recent owner through Modena based car dealer, Autoluce, in 2012. Autoelite S.N.C in Fiorano, Modena, completed a cambelt change in March 2012 and the car was awarded its ASI (Automotoclub Storico Lancia) plaque in September 2012.
We bought the car earlier this year and completed a full service at specialists, R3 in Reggio Emilia, Italy. A copy of the invoice is included in the cars history invoice, confirming the works listed below to have totalled over €3,700.00:
Engine oil and filter replacement
Replacement of spark plugs
Replacement of gearbox oil
Replacement of air filter
Replacement of engine coolant
Rebalancing of wheels
Replacement of brake fluid
Front brake calliper check and service
Intercooler check and service
Radiator check and service
Suspension geometry check and setup
Replacement of various hose clamps and washers
Additionally, whilst in our ownership this Martini 5 has been fully detailed, and is presented in ‘ready to be enjoyed’ condition. Accompanying this car is its original tool kit and jack, owner’s manual, pouch and warranty card confirming servicing and original owner details.
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