Ο οίκος RM Auctions στην ίδια δημοπρασία στο Μονακό που θα πουλήσει τις πολλές σπάνιες Ferrari θα βγάλει στο σφυρί και δύο σπάνιες Lancia, την μια από τις 24 Lancia Hyena by Carrozzeria Zagato του 1995 αλλά και μια Lancia Stratos Stradale του 1976. Η Lancia Hyena Zagato φορά έναν 2.0-λιτρο turbo τετρακύλινδρο κινητήρα απόδοσης 300 ίππων ο οποίος συνδυάζεται με έναν 5-τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο.
Η ιδέα της δημιουργία της ήταν ενός Ολλανδού, του Paul Koot ο οποίος το 1990 θέλησε να ανακατασκευάσει την Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato του. Πήγε στο Μιλάνο και σε ένα δείπνο με τον Andrea Zagato έπεσε η ιδέα δημιουργίας ενός γρήγορου μικρού αυτοκινήτου. Η ιδέα άρχισε να παίρνει σάρκα χάρις στα σχέδια του Nani Tedeschini, και ένα πρωτότυπο παρουσιάστηκε στην έκθεση των Βρυξελλών τον Ιανουάριο του 1992.
Ο κόσμος την λάτρεψε αλλά η Fiat δεν ήθελε να εμπλακεί καθόλου στη κατασκευή της. Έτσι η Zagato μαζί με τον Koot ίδρυσαν την εταιρία Lusso Service και το 1992, παρουσιάστηκε η τελική έκδοση παραγωγής. Υπήρχαν πολλές προ-παραγγελίες για την Lancia Hyena η οποία βασίζεται πάνω στο πάτωμα και στα μηχανικά μέρη της Lancia Delta HF Integrale16V EVO.
Ο αρχικός προγραμματισμός μιλούσε για 92 αυτοκίνητα αλλά τελικά λόγω του ότι είχε αρχική τιμή $110.000, κατασκευάστηκαν μόλις 24 αυτοκίνητα. Ζύγιζε 1.148 κιλά, 190 λιγότερα από την HF Integrale EVO2 λόγω εκτενούς χρήση carbon, τόσο στο εσωτερικό όσο και στο εξωτερικό. Τώρα ο οίκος δηλώνει ότι αναμένεται να πουληθεί για €100.000 με €140.000
Σε ότι αφορά την Lancia Stratos Stradale του Bertone, έχει αναπαλαιωθεί πλήρως και αναμένεται να πιάσει τιμή μεταξύ €250.00 και €300.000. Αρχικός ιδιοκτήτης της ήταν ο Αυστριακός Dr Rudolf Wiespointner το 1976 και το 1999, μετά από 23 χρόνια, την πούλησε στον Rudolf Bromberger. Έχει διανύσει μόλις 43.000 χλμ και διαθέτει ακόμη και το αρχικό βιβλίο των service. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες για τα αυτοκίνητα μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.
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Lot 361 – 1995 Lancia Hyena by Carrozzeria Zagato
Est. 300 bhp, 1,995 cc inline four-cylinder engine, Garrett turbocharger, five-speed manual transmission, independent MacPherson strut with anti-roll bar front and rear suspension, and four wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,474 mm (97.4″)
- Rare Zagato design; one of only 24
- Based on Lancia Integrale EVO
- Only two owners from new
The Lancia Hyena was conceived with the idea of a limited-production coupé based on the WRC winning Lancia Delta Integrale. The design was brought to Lancia management by Zagato, who proposed building a limited run of 500 cars as a halo for the marque. Lancia declined, however, and as a result, Hyena production would require Zagato to buy the complete Integrale in order to build their coupé.
The finished coupé weighed 1148 kgs (2531 lbs), about 15 percent less than the production Integrale EVO, with a power-to-weight ratio that made the Hyena capable of a five second 0-60 mph time. The Zagato lines are smooth and the car is attractive, whilst retaining a great deal of uniqueness for which the coach builder is known.
This car was purchased new by an English banker from Walkers Garage, the official factory designated Lancia importer. The car was purchased by the first owner with the intent of having a high performance GT car to commute from his UK home to Italy. Other upgrades included cross drilled and grooved disk brakes with Ferodo racing pads, a 90-litre competition fuel cell for long distance touring and the very useful Delta rear seat option.
Purchased by the current and second owner in 2004, a thorough restoration of the Hyena was performed by Mavcorse Preparazione Sportive in Milan, Italy, incorporating well-executed performance upgrades. During the painting of the dramatic dual-layer black finish, the interior was completely removed before Teknofibra insulating material was installed. This was also fitted inside the engine compartment to manage heat and noise transfer. For improved body stiffness and torsional rigidity, expanding polyurethane foam was used to fill the sill cavities. This work was undertaken to allow the driver to use the performance of this extraordinary coupé to the fullest.
It boasts modified camshafts, modified valve springs, adjustable camshaft pulleys and a Garrett GT28 turbocharger. Silicone water and oil lines have been fitted, along with a larger intercooler, carbon air intake, an adjustable twin piston pop off valve and a 10-bar pressure regulator. Real time engine mapping has been used to maximise the usable power, and a boost gauge was fitted. The driving experience has been enhanced with a dished OMP 90 steering wheel, and the shift lever was moved back to facilitate quick gear changing. Adjustable Koni Yellow sport shock absorbers help keep the Hyena well planted during cornering.
Lot 332 – 1976 Lancia Stratos ‘Stradale’ by Carrozzeria Bertone
190 bhp, 2,419 cc DOHC V-6 engine, three Weber carburettors, five-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension with front coil springs, rear MacPherson struts, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,180 mm (85.8”)
- Rare ‘Stradale’ version
- Two registered owners from new
- Recently restored
The Stratos is said to be many things. Among them, one of the most successful rally cars ever built, one of the most valuable Lancias in the classic car market, an extraordinary example of parts bin engineering, wicked and demanding to drive and a spaceship for the road. Some or all of that is true, but it does not truly tell the whole story. Conceived by Lancia competition boss Cesare Fiorio as a way to jumpstart the flagging brand as a new World Rally contender, it débuted as a prototype in 1972. It got off to a slow start, as Lancia completed final development, but it all came together in 1973 when the Stratos won its first victory.
Assisting in that development work were two notable figures in the Italian sports car world, Giampaolo Dallara and Mike Parkes. The torque profile of the 2.4-litre Ferrari V-6, mated to the five-speed transaxle and a short chassis, quick steering and a relatively high centre of gravity all combined to allow the Stratos to be nervously active and easily pitched on tight rally stages. In late 1974, the factory reported the completion of 200 cars in a 12 month period and was granted homologation for Group 4; it is widely believed that at this point, no more than 140 or so had been built. It was in that year that the Stratos helped Lancia win what was to be the first of three consecutive World Rally Championships in 1974, 1975 and 1976, after which, it was withdrawn as the Works entry. Nevertheless, the Stratos would go on to win in private hands up through 1979, when it clinched the Monte Carlo Rally.
Carrozzeria Bertone’s futuristic styling by Marcello Gandini of the Stratos was also a triumph of functional design – a dramatic, sharp, wedge shape with sculptured wheel openings. Some believe the windows resemble the shape of a driving helmet. Whilst not as extreme as the Stratos Zero prototype, which inspired the project, the production version certainly did not lack dramatic presence. There are believed to have been 492 Stratos built. Most were the competition, or ‘Rally’ specification cars, whilst the ‘Stradale’, or road version, was built in much smaller quantities.
As a street car, the Stratos is also surprisingly usable. The forward visibility is excellent, so the pilot can place it with great accuracy. There is also a surprising amount of luggage room in the rear and ample elbow room inside, thanks in no small measure to the helmet pockets built into each door. The 190 horsepower generated by the ‘Stradale’ was good enough to achieve a top speed in excess of 140 mph. With a capable and compliant suspension, it can be a good road companion, and the interior ventilation is more than adequate.
Originally delivered to Dr Rudolf Wiespointner of Wels, Austria in 1976, this particular Stratos has spent its life in Austria, with only two registered owners from new. Dr Wiespointer retained the Stratos for 23 years, selling it in 1999 to Rudolf Bromberger of Vienna. With only 43,000 kilometres since new, and the beneficiary of a recent restoration, this Lancia presents itself very well. The classic blue finish reveals an attention to paint quality and panel fit rarely, if ever, seen when these cars were new. Opening the large hinged front and rear panels reveals suspension components and an engine compartment in virtually unused condition, showing factory correct finishes. The original engine and gearbox were not restored and can be found in excellent condition as well. Included are also the original workshop manual and sales brochure. Proper gold-finished wheels lend a wonderful period look, and the black roof and rear decklid spoilers are emblematic of the purposeful design for which these cars are known.
So many of the few original Stradale cars have been modified over the years to become either competition cars or copies of competition cars that to encounter a well maintained street example with known ownership history and no racing in its past represents a rare occurrence. For enthusiasts seeking a chance to own one of the most important sports cars of the 1970s, this superb Lancia offers an extraordinary opportunity.