Evaluation: Number 145 of 310 “Martini 6” special editions recognizing Lancia’s sixth consecutive World Rally Championship. The odometer displays 29,139 km (18,106 miles) and the car appears always to have been enthusiast owned and consistently maintained with little age evident. Paint, bright turquoise Alcantara upholstery, gauges, switches, and engine compartment are essentially like new. Belt serviced in 2018.
Bottom Line: Lancia worked assiduously to keep delivering Delta HF Evos in order to sustain the rally cars’ eligibility for the World Rally Championship with a series of special editions commemorating their rally successes, of which this is one of the ultimate examples, the “Martini 6”. It has always been maintained as a collector car with limited road use and today presents to all intents and purposes as a new car. The various special edition Delta HFs carry big premiums but have been showing up with increasing frequency, sometimes with two or three examples on offer in major multi-auction weekends. The estimate and result here both suggest the premiums need to be rethought.