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Lancia Delta S4 Stradale – SW 10th & Main, Portland, OR

July 19th, 2011 by Emir

Once and a while, we run into street finds that are truly remarkable. This Lancia Delta S4 Stradale represents one of those celebrated discoveries. I know what you’re thinking. This thing looks like a mutated economy car with aerodynamic upgrades that went horribly wrong in a secret French laboratory. But what you fail to realize is that this Lancia is no ordinary hatchback. It’s a street legal, homologated representation of the Group B rally car that competed in the World Rally Championship in 1985-1986. It’s engine is mounted midship, not a common trait among economy cars, and power is sent to all four wheels for superior traction. The best part…Lancia made just 200 road-going examples. To put that rarity into perspective, iconic auction house Bonhams just sold one for about $160k.

Not bad for a funny looking economy car.

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  • Holy crap! Damn… Now find a Renault 5 Turbo.

  • Yeah, I’ve never expected to run into one of these. Although Portland has a fair share of foreign and domestic classics rolling on its road, the French ones are hart to come by. Peugeots and Citroens… yes. Renaults… hard to find. But I’ll look around :)

  • I would have thought it was impossible to get a car like this registered in the US. Those cars were “homologation-special”. They were hardly legal in Europe when they came out, so I can’t imagine how this one got legal in Oregon.

  • wow. now thats a car i’d hang around (meaning, park near to it and sit and wait in my car like a creep) til the owner shows up, then run up to him and carry on like a crazed fan…and eventually ask him what he’d sell it for, even though my typical car budget is in the $1000 range hehe

  • Well, it doesn’t look that bad. In fact I kind of like the front of the car. If you were the owner to one of these cars, it would be great because you’d have a car that doesn’t look like all the other ones. Not everyone can afford a cool Mercedes Benz or a BMW you know.

  • Nutts! Really my dream car aside from a 250 gto. Would love to own one. I would remove the air restrictors and bump the power up some and enjoy it often.

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