This 1973 Lancia Fulvia 1600 HF Is Definitely A Conversation Starter
The Lancia Fulvia has been one of the wonders of the FCA (presently Stellantis). Manufactured between 1963 and 1976, the Fulvia was made available in three forms: a four-door sedan named Berlina, a two-door Coupé, and Sport. The Lancia Fulvia gained its share of popularity when it won the Monte Carlo Rally in 1972, elevating public interest in motorsport and rallying. Now there’s a 1973 Fulvia 1600 HF, a two-door coupe, going for a digital auction on Bring a Trailer. The bid as of the time of this writing is just $30,000, so this should be delightful news if you are a car collector.
Rendering: Lancia Vision Alpha - Is This the new Beginning the Italian Automaker Needs?
Lancia’s popularity has declined throughout the years to a point that it now only produces one car—the Ypsilon. Back in the day, we had iconic Lancias that ranged from the Delta HF Integrale, which was a rally car for the road, and the Stratos, which was reborn in 2018 as a Ferrari F430-based sports car. This rendering, however, showcases what a future Lancia sports car could look like if the brand was to be reinvented today.
The Lancia Delta Name Returns, But Don’t Get Excited Quite Yet
Most of you will probably agree that “they don’t make them like they used to” when it comes to cars. Granted, the performance of modern cars is much more accessible compared to, let’s say, something from the 1980s, but there’s a reason most poster cars are from a few decades ago. One such car is the rally-dominating Lancia Delta and although there have been modern recreations like the Delta Futurista, it hasn’t had a proper successor…until now.
This Turbocharged K24 Lancia 037 Tribute Could Be Your Perfect Project Car
The car marketplace is as vast as the universe itself and every now and then we see some very ambitious projects. This is exactly the case with this one. Someone decided to take on an ambitious project to make a Lancia 037 Tribute car. The original 037 Stradale was built in just 200 copies and if one goes on for sale, it usually has a steep asking price. Apparently, an enthusiast got inspired by the Kimera EV037 and decided to build his own 037. For one reason or another, the project car is now looking for a new owner and, luckily, the current bid is nowhere near what the original costs.
2022 Kimera EVO37
Reimagining an iconic classic can be a tricky business. Luckily, more than a few studios have proven they can pull it off. Kimera automobile’s creation is the latest example of how an icon can be not only reimagined but also improved. The studio’s meticulous approach, derived from motorsports, has resulted in a tribute to one of the greatest rally cars ever made – the Lancia 037. Preceded by the legendary Stratos and succeeded by the mighty Delta HF Integrale, the 037 is part of Lancia’s glorious past. Just like the Lancia New Stratos and the Lancia Delta Futurista Coupe, the Kimera EVO37 is a love letter to the brand’s better days.
This 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Was Super Cool in Jay Leno’s Garage
Jay Leno owns a massive car collections that reportedly includes well over 150 examples. He owns some of the rarest and most iconic automobiles ever built, but he’s still missing some important vehicles. The Lancia Stratos is one of them, but the former TV show host managed to borrow one for the Jay Leno’s Garage show. If you want to see a rally-spec car being driven on U.S. roads, this is your best chance yet.
This Rare 1995 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione II Could Be Yours
Since 2017, Lancia has been selling just one car, the Ypsilon, in Italy. The iconic brand is pretty much dead outside its home country and its future remains uncertain. But even though Lancia has been struggling in recent years, its heritage is still remembered thanks to nameplates like the Delta.
Famous for its rallying success and its high-performance Integrale street versions, the Delta is arguably the most legendary vehicle Lancia has built in since the 1980s. And now you can own an incredible and rare Delta HF Integrale Evo II version for just $100,000.
This Absolutely Sick MAT Stratos Coupe Can Be Yours For Around $1 Million
After more than 40 years of being out of the spotlight, the Stratos has returned. It’s not made by Lancia anymore, but by Manufattura Automobili Torino (MAT). Called the MAT Stratos Coupe, the first-production version of the super-desirable sports car is now up for auction at Bonhams, and, as you can imagine, this particular Stratos Coupe is going to fetch a steep price.
The renowned auction house estimates that the first-production Stratos Coupe will fetch somewhere in the vicinity of $1 million. It’s about as unique a sports car as you can buy these days, and while the estimated price is way out of our budget, it’s not hard to imagine someone paying that much money to own the first-produced MAT Stratos Coupe.
The 2020 Lancia Stratos Is Almost Here And We’ll See The Manual Version At Geneva
The Stratos of the 21st century is almost ready. We’ll get to see the first production models built by Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT) at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show that kicks off on March 7th. Now we know that MAT will also bring a manual version of the car to Switzerland. That model uses the engine and the rest of the running gear from the Ferrari 430 Scuderia. Only 25 examples of it will be made.
The Lancia Stratos is a legend. As arguably the first purpose-built rally car, it cast a shade on all the other cars competing in top-line rallies in the early ’70s and went on to be competitive for almost a decade. The modern reinterpretation built by MAT is a slightly updated version of the 2010 New Stratos concept founded by German collector Michael Stoschek who gave his permission for the Stratos name to be used on these 25 new cars. Lancia, however, isn’t on board.
This Lancia Aurelia Outlaw is Probably the Best Restomod We’ve Ever Seen
The Lancia Aurelia was a car built in the 1950s before it was replaced by the more modern Flaminia. The most famous example is a racing version of the car that was based on the B20 two-door GT and competed in the Mille Miglia (where it came second overall in 1951), won its class at Le Mans the same year, and it was also raced in the Carrera Panamericana. Now, there’s a new model in the spotlight as it has been the subject of a rather extensive restomod.
Marchettino Drives a Modern Legend - the 2018 Lancia Stratos: Video
2018 Lancia Delta HF Integrale - Futurista Coupe
The Lancia Delta HF Integrale was an absolute legend in the world of motorsports. Forged in the fires of Group A rally racing, the boxy Italian compact collected a number of wins throughout its career, earning the respect and adoration of countless racing fans. Eugenio Amos counts himself among those fans, and from his passion, he’s created the Lancia Delta Futurista, a restomod that elevates the legend to an all-new level, all while keeping in the spirit of the original.
The Lancia Delta Futurista was designed and built by Amos’ company, Automobili Amos, a customization shop out of Italy. The restomod project is similar to the Jag E-Type-based Eagle Speedster and 911-based Singer Porsches we’ve seen before, mixing high-level modernization and performance with old school, nostalgia-inducing cues. Amos likens the Lancia Delta Futurista to a “romantic vision” that breaks from a world perceived as “too aseptic, too fast, that runs like the wind, superficial and intangible.”
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1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
Let’s do a little thought experiment. Say you’re looking to create one of the greatest road cars in existence. Where do you start? The answer should be obvious - racing, or, more specifically, a homologation special. These are machines birthed from the womb of competition, tuned ever so slightly to meet the rules of the road and sold to mere mortals like you and me. The Lancia Stratos HF Stradale is one such vehicle. Plucked from the sideways insanity of the WRC, the Stratos comes from a time before AWD, a time when simple, brutal machines vied for supremacy by dancing on the limits of adhesion offered by the rear wheels alone.
The “HF” in the name stands for “High Fidelity,” Lancia’s go-to designation when it comes to its high-performance models, while “Stradale” is Italian for road, indicating the car’s street worthiness. Powered by a Ferrari-sourced V-6 and stripped down to only the bare essentials, the Stratos is often credited with changing the world of rally as the first car designed specifically for competition in the sport. Throw in the fact Lancia made nearly 500 examples for the road, and what you’re left with is a truly fantastic car.
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Sound the Alarm! The "New" Stratos is Coming!
40 years after its production ended, the Lancia Stratos still warms the hearts of millions of people all over the world. It took a while, but finally — finally! — The Stratos is coming back. It’s not going to come from Lancia, but it’s still going to be the modern-day Stratos that we’ve all been waiting decades for. Even better, there are three versions that are being developed, including a road-going supercar, a GT racer, and Lord have mercy, a Safari rally-spec racer. This is the new Stratos, ladies, and gentlemen. You can start fainting now.
Video of the Day: Jeremy Clarkson Talks about the Lancia 037
The Lancia 037 holds a special place in the hearts of a lot of people. It’s one of those models that wasn’t supposed to exist, but homologation requirements obligated Lancia to build a little over 200 road-going models of the 037. The one you see here with Jeremy Clarkson is one of the 207 production 037s that were built. 35 years after it was produced, the Lancia 037 still looks as incredible as it’s always been.
The video of Clarkson’s time behind the wheel of the 037 is short, but if you haven’t seen the full segment, it’s something that you need to watch. Rarely do we get to see the three hosts trade in their skits and crass humor for a compelling and insightful segment that tells a gripping story of a car’s history and impact in the industry. For whatever reason, The Grand Tour adopted this kind of approach in this segment. The result is arguably the best segment of the show’s second season, possibly even its entire run.
Brashness aside, Clarkson is regarded as an authority in the auto industry. Far too often, he doesn’t use that platform to really espouse the real stories behind some of the cars he reviews. This time, he did, and we appreciate him for it. The Lancia 037 has a great story to tell, and for once, we’re pleased that Jeremy Clarkson was the one to tell it.