Mr.  Bean is auctioning his Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo II and it’s a serious deal – News

Mr. Bean is auctioning his Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo II and it’s a serious deal – News

Rowan Atkinson is an avid car collector and has a passion for Formula 1. Deltone prices can already rise for his model.

January 25, 2023

It’s hard to imagine Rowan Atkinson other than the character he embodied over the years but, once Mr. BeanBritish actor becomes a a huge car collector, driver and Formula 1 fan.

His collection includes several Aston Martin and Ferrari, as well as a Bugatti Veyron, several Mercedes models and even a Renault 5 GT Turbo. These are the famous cars but to find the posts in Atkinson’s garage there are many great cars and vintage cars. One of those is now ready to change hands and is about to Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo II from 1993.

Even if in theory the model doesn’t need much introduction, a little refresher never hurts. It was first established in 1988 and a close relative of his grandfather, the Delta HF 4WD aggressively placed itself in the race for group A, winning, more than that Six consecutive Constructors’ Championships between 1987 and 1992 and 46 victories in total.also the heart of many lovers around the world.

fmaybe not everyone knows that The “HF” brand stands for High Fidelity and the red elephant badge is the brainchild of Gianni Lancia. because “once an elephant starts running, no one can stop it”. In short, don’t get between the racing Lancia and the podium because it won’t stop.

The four-wheel drive system used in the Lancia HF Integrale consisted of a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline engine that drove the front and rear differentials through a centralized unit consisting of a Ferguson viscous coupling.

Compared to the previous Delta HF 4WD, the new HF Integrale had Garrett T3 turbocharger larger, than the system electronic hot-injection revised, with improved brakes and suspension, wider wheel arches, wider wheels and tires and several minor improvements.

This first edition was followed a year later, in 1989, by Delta HF Key 16vmore fortified, containing a 16-valve in line four cylinders instead of the original 8-valve engine and a series of other less noticeable improvements, which, however, made it more competitive.

La real revolution took place there Frankfurt Motor Show in 1991when it was introduced Lancia Delta HF Integrale “Evolution”the first of two examples, called today Evo I and Evo II. An excellent project if you consider that, in the early 90s, Delta still managed to leave the most modern competitors in the dust.

The comedian model started in 1993the year the power reached i 212 HP at 5,750 rpm thanks to the DOHC engine update and was first sold in Japan and only imported in 2011 in the UK.

It entered only two years ago in the possession of Rowan Atkinson, in 2021 it had 87,000 natural kilometers, just 3,000 less than now.. Thanks to regular maintenance – the latest success under the instructions of the actor – Deltone still looks good, and its own. body work in Lord Blue, which beautifully compliments the well kept interior fitted out Alcantara.

The car has now been valued by an auction house Silverstone Auctions with prices between £65,000 and £75,000 but, in all probability, the price will rise considerably from its nature.