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Lancia Delta Integrale (1987 - 1994)

Last updated 30 December 2014

 
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Buying Guide

Good

  • Integrale has sensational performance.
  • 165bhp 8v HF from May '87 to Dec '87
  • 185bhp 8v Integrale from Feb '88 to March '89
  • 196bhp 16v from Sep '89 to Jan '92.
  • Special order only last of the line 210 bhp Evo 2 from Jan '92 is a collector's item and if kept immaculate will continue to gain in value.
  • Late models had swish leather and Alcantara interiors.
  • Now appearing in classic car auctions.

Bad

  • Integrale was left-hand-drive only.
  • May be an expensive performance car, but is still based on the Delta which itself is based on the Fiat Ritmo/Strada. So will rust.
  • Will have iffy electrics (dash, rear wash-wipe, heated rear screen, central locking. electric door mirrors).
  • Expensive to keep in good shape.
  • Be very wary of Integrales at Classic Car auctions.

Watch

  • First, decide if you want a competition car for rallies or track days, or a flash road car with air and leather.
  • A used competition car will have had offs and will have suffered damage.
  • Uneven tyre wear could be due to suspension misalignment, suspension damage or a distorted shell and is a big job to set up correctly.
  • Timing belts must be changed every 36,000 miles or 3 years, whichever comes first.
  • Brake fluid needs changing every year on ABS systems. Coolant needs changing every two years.
  • Look for coolant and oil leaks.
  • Don't buy one that smokes.
  • Check the condition of the very expensive brake discs.
  • You really need an Integrale specialist to go over one of these for you.
  • Check for cracks developing at the stress points in the bodyshells.
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