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.