Unveiled in prototype type on the 1971 Turin Motor Show, the Lancia Stratos HF — or Type 829 — is undoubtedly one of the crucial celebrated rally automobiles of all time, with a compact design that allowed the wedge-shaped car to say a trio of World Rally Championship titles — a feat that went unbeaten till Lancia itself broke it with its legendary Delta Integrale Group B automobile. Lancia’s first purpose-built rally race automobile, the Stratos was penned by Bertone’s Marcello Gandini and featured a fiberglass physique set over a metal body with an inner roll cage and was powered by a mid-mounted 2.4L V6 borrowed from the Dino.
The predecessor to the Rally 037, the Stratos was engineered for rally competitors, nonetheless, FIA laws compelled Lancia to provide a sure quantity to fulfill homologation necessities. This finally result in 492 items being produced from ’73 by means of ’78 — all of which had been made in Turin. This unsurprisingly makes surviving examples extraordinarily uncommon and extremely wanted — and such is the case with the 1974 instance that’s simply surfaced on the market within the automobile’s native Italy.
Built to Group 4 specification, this ’74 specimen incorporates a gutted race inside with Sparco race seats and rally-style switches. Riding on interval Pirelli P7 tires, the outside of the Stratos sports activities a hood-mounted four-unit light-pod with a detachable cowl, and a duplicate Würth livery from Walter Röhrl’s 1983 037 — the automobile Röhrl used to win that 12 months’s Rallye Deutschland. Ready to marketing campaign in classic automobile occasions, this instance has been up to date to fulfill trendy FIA necessities for historic rallies, as properly.
This 1974 Lancia Stratos Group 4 racer is on the market by means of Vicenza-based unique and traditional dealership Top Marques Deluxe Car, the place its worth is accessible upon request.