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ooking for the ultimate 'hot hatch’? Want a car with that little something special? If you’re thinking about buying a Lancia Delta, the Lancia Delta HF 4WD &s; Integrale Essential Buyer’s Guide is the ONLY book you need to help you get the best example.
Heavily illustrated and jargon-free, this buyer’s guide takes you through every step – from car dreams, to dream car. Providing all the expert advice you need to assess a Lancia model like a pro, and featuring our unique step-by-step evaluation chapter with points marking system, you can say goodbye to guesswork.
Unveiled to the public at the 1979 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Lancia Delta was conceived as a small, front-wheel drive family car, for the more affluent consumer sector. Originally offered in three models – the Delta 1300 in 4 and 5-speed guises, and the Delta 1500 5-speed – the Delta was awareded Car of the Year in 1980.
Over the next decade, the Delta range evolved and expanded, with larger, more powerful engines, auto gearboxes, turbochargers and more, before evolving into the powerful, technically complex, aggressive Lancia Delta Integrale Evo – a car that consistently won the World Rally Championship between 1987 and 1992, and still garners attention and praise to this day.
The lure of driving one of these classics can be overwhelming, but these cars aren’t for everyone. With a production history spanning over 30 years and range models to choose from – not to mention rally and homologations specials – finding and choosing a good example, and the right model for you, needs a little care and knowledge. This guide reveals the real-world practicalities of owning and living with a Lancia Delta, and what real-world ownership entails – from tall drivers and interior comfort, to running and maintenance costs, and even the weight of the controls. Discover what Lancia Delta ownership is really like, and how much you should expect to pay for everything from replacement parts and spares, to servicing, and professional resprays.
Marque expertise is essential when looking to buy one of these classics – and that’s precisely what this small, perfectly formed guide provides. Detailing everything you need to know before you go and view a Delta, from which model is best suited to you, to what you can do to make sure you don’t fall foul of less scrupulous sellers, you’ll get every bit of essential info you need to make decide if these cars really are your dream.
Every Essential Buyer’s Guide contains two chapters dedicated to viewing and assessing a car. If you’ve found a potential buy, our Fifteen Minute Evaluation shows the quick-fire checks you can carry out to determine if a car is worth another look, or a walk away!
So, what do you do if a fifteen minute evaluation stirred your interest enough to take a closer look? Assessing a Lancia is the most important part of the buying process, but what it you don’t have the skills, knowledge or know-how to do it? That’s where our second assessment chapter comes in; a detailed 60 minute Serious evaluation chapter sits at the heart of every guide.
This unique walk-through chapter breaks down your assessment into bite-sized chunks, each with an easy-to-use four point scoring system, and each step clearly illustrated and thoroughly explained.
In Lancia Delta HF 4WD &s; Integrale Essential Buyer’s Guide, Paul Baker details 22 separate checks covering every area, and, with our point scoring system letting you assign a score to each, you can record, assess, and score multiple vehicles, so you can judge the very best of the bunch. Take the guesswork out of your purchase with an Essential Buyer’s Guide; it really is like having an expert in your pocket!
Buying and owning a classic involves much more than assessing the bits that make up a car. Our guide not only gives you the expert technical knowledge needed to find your dream car, but also discusses the practical aspects of buying and owning a Lancia Delta HF 4WD or Integrale – such as buying at auction, paperwork needed to complete a sale, and some crucial things to consider should you be thinking of buying a Lancia to restore.
There’s also a chapter dedicated to vital statistics, paint problems, and issues that can arise when these a car is left without being driven for a time … and there’s more …
The Lancia Delta is a car with history. From upmarket consumer origins, to Championship winning rally machines, the Delta and its variations symbolise an attitude towards driving, and a love of cutting edge motorsport machines. With details of owners clubs, parts and servicing, and with highly detailed vital statistics, this is your first port of call when joining the ranks of the Lancia driving community.
The Lancia Delta HF 4WD &s; Integrale Essential Buyer’s Guide covers cars produced between 1986 and 1999, and includes Lancia Delta HF 4WD, Lancia Delta integrale 8v &s; 16v, Evo I, and Evo II.
This book does not cover the Lancia Delta 1.3, 1.5, HF Turbo, and 1.6i.e