Lancia Stratos Group 4 1976.
The copy that appears in the images is not one of the countless replicas of fiber that are sold still on the Stratos, not even one of the rare units Stradale to hit the streets, but a authentic copy with specifications Group 4, the real version that we could see in the rallies of the decade of the seventies.
Decorated with the iconic livery of the airline Alitalia, this issue however not to belong to any team, nor any officer or client. Simply its first owner, a swiss banker, it seems that he preferred to be with a exemplary career in place of one of the units Stradale that went to market in his time.
is Currently available in the listing of the auction The Grand Palais of the british house Bonhams, which is held during the event Retromobile in Paris next February, where it will be one of the most prominent.
it Has a long history in classic races.
In total, only has had two owners in these 4 decades. The first remained in power until 1998 and since then has remained in the same collection.
The estimates that we find in the catalogue of Bonhams will predict a value between 350,000 and 450,000 euros, a value above the regular price of the versions Stradale. The state of the model is great, and who have never had an accident, despite having been employed extensively in testing Rallies classics. As the Tour Auto of 1992 and 1993 or the Rally of Corsica from 2012 to 2014.
an icon of the engine, the first vehicle developed to compete
in the World Rally championship and achieved made the championship in 1975 and
1976, despite suffering numerous reliability problems when it came to
to the World a few years before.