Saturday, October 18, 2014

20k: Eye For An Italian: 1989 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 8V

When shopping for an expensive used Italian car you have to dance the fine line between douche bag and cool dude.  If you buy anything with the prancing horse logo on the side, you instantly are painted with the douchebag brush.  Same goes for anything with a bull on the side, and lets face it, even some serpent badged cars are hoity-toity enough that folks will look at you sideways...but...can will never go wrong with lance and shield.  Find this 1989 Lancia Delta HF Integrale currently bidding for $22,100 with 2 days to go, located in Miami, FL via eBay.

Even an expensive Lancia will cost you so much in repair bills that you won't be able to afford fancy shoes, expensive haircuts or a faux-thrift store wardrobe.  The Delta was an econobox that shared pieces with the equally tragic Fiat Ritmo but the HF Integrale version turned the volume up to 11 on the awesome.  It is the Italian equivalent of the Evo to the Lancer, a Superman who shed his Clark Kent visage, but retains some of the original dweeb.  

This HF Integrale is the 8-valve version, powered by a transverse mounted 2.0 liter inline-4 that is turbocharged and intercooled to produce a healthy 185 horsepower and 224 ft-lbs of torque.  The power is transfered to all 4 wheels via a front mounted tranaxle and an epicyclic center differential that pushes 44 percent of the power to the rear under normal driving, but can put more or less depending on grip conditions. 

The interior of the HF Integrale really exposes and highlights its Delta roots.  Aside from a sport steering wheel (this might be aftermarket) and the gauges, most everything else is from the Delta and looks it! 

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