Never-rallied Group B Lancia leads Paris sale
Works Lancia Delta S4 Group B rally car heads a strong contingent of motorsport lots set for the Bonhams Rétromobile sale next month
A Lancia Delta S4 Group B rally car that was never used in competition headlines next month’s Bonhams Paris Auction – a sale dominated by high-profile motorsport lots.
The Les Grandes Marques Du Monde Au Grand Palais – the Great Marques of the World – sale will take place on February 8, and will feature nearly 130 cars.
Carrying an estimate between €580,000 and 780,000 is a genuine works 1986 Lancia Delta S4 Group B rally car. It was never rallied during the short-lived Group B era, although it still carries the name of legendary driver Markku Alén, but this S4 was one of three ‘Muletto’ reconnaissance cars ever built. It is Abarth Classiche certified and comes unrestored. Wearing the iconic S4 Martini livery, it has competed in classic rally events as recently as 2015 and the 890kg car runs with over 400bhp.
The S4’s successor, a 1988 Lancia Delta Integrale Group A 8V rally car, is also to be sold at the Bonhams auction. This car has competed extensively in rallies in Italy and, most notably, in the Turkish Championship.
During that time it has been maintained by an Abarth Classiche team and it has covered no miles since its six-speed transmission was rebuilt. The engine has been consistently maintained and the car comes with HTP FIA competition papers that are valid until 2026. This ready-to-rally lot should fetch in the region of €200,000.
Selling without reserve is a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster, built to SLS competition specification. In ‘86 its owner decided to run the car in competition and so built the car with a aluminium body, saving 337kg. Following the car’s completion 11 years later it competed in the 3500km Carrera Panamericana road race in ‘97. Races at Hockenheim and the Nürburgring followed and today it is presented with €900,000 to €1,200,000 estimate.
Like the S4, the 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution 2 Berline Sportive was a homologation special. To validate the Evolution 2 for DTM use 500 were made for the road. It has only had two owners in its lifetime, but has covered nearly 100,000km in that time.
Aside from the dramatic body restyling to allow for greater downforce and a wider track, the 2.5-litre engine was tuned to 230bhp – a hike of 36. On the circuit, Klaus Ludwig won the 1992 DTM championship for Mercedes. Despite its rarity and racing pedigree, the 190E carries a comparatively modest estimate of €85,000 to €125,000.
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