First Test Drive on my Lancia Delta Integrale 16v, the first repairs are now finished and the Integrale is good to drive so took it up to Oxford. It did NOT all go to plan!

Part of the 12 Cars series this is car number 6. The Lancia Integrale is an absolute icon and I'm looking forward to owning one for a while. I suspect owning a Lancia Delta Integrale will be an experience in itself!

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    • Paolo Scaratti
      Paolo Scaratti

      Why this Delta has the rear spoiler? It looks gorgeous! Was it added after or it came out of the factory like that? Because the 16V didn't have the spoiler am I right?

      about 6 months ago
    • Number27
      Number27 In reply to Paolo Scaratti

      Not sure Paolo.. I think it did? Bit this was much modified so it’s possible it was added later

      about 6 months ago
    • Adrianpeters Peters
      Adrianpeters Peters

      Oh yes, greatest car I have ever had,...advice on just one thing, never drive over 70mph in the night as you can not see further than 70mph down the road, and also , and also, and also, and also ...... yeah great car...

      about 1 year ago
    • Russell
      Russell

      Just having my Integrale engine rebuilt at Auto Integrale. Can't wait to get it back

      about 2 years ago
    • buzzedo1
      buzzedo1

      you think you have not had much luck with integrale expense? thi will make you feel better πŸ˜€. http://t124.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=17791

      about 2 years ago
    • Number27
      Number27 In reply to buzzedo1

      Glad you got it back on the road.. enjoy it now!!

      about 2 years ago
    • buzzedo1
      buzzedo1 In reply to buzzedo1

      Number27 I drove it for the first time 2 days ago...could not wipe the smile off my face. She is a tough mistress but if you touch her just right...

      about 2 years ago
    • Number27
      Number27 In reply to buzzedo1

      buzzedo1 wow!! Will be worth it in the end though!

      about 2 years ago
    • Jimmy Sky
      Jimmy Sky

      as much fun as the GTR??

      about 2 years ago
    • Number27
      Number27 In reply to Jimmy Sky

      Very different James and i've not driven the Lancia enough to say yet... as it's only just started running properly! Initial impressions are that they are very different. Lancia is much more laggy and explosive when it does go. feels more aggressive than the Skyline probably due to the short wheelbase!

      about 2 years ago
    • Mike Lane
      Mike Lane

      Nice update! Childish fun on the grass field.... exactly what I would have done.πŸ˜‚ Are you going to keep this one after all your time and effort? Keep up the good work.πŸ‘

      about 2 years ago
    • Number27
      Number27 In reply to Mike Lane

      Mike Lane thanks Mike. I'll keep it for while for sure now I've spent a fair chunk on it... but who knows how long for!

      about 2 years ago
    • trevorcharlesaustin
      trevorcharlesaustin

      Nice video!

      about 2 years ago
    • Number27
      Number27 In reply to trevorcharlesaustin

      Cheers Trevor!!

      about 2 years ago
    • Thebigbowler
      Thebigbowler

      I must admit I prefer the more understated looks of this one to the flared arches of the Evo's. Will we be seeing a lot more of this car??

      about 2 years ago
    • Number27
      Number27 In reply to Thebigbowler

      Really glad you're enjoying them! Thanks for watching!

      about 2 years ago
    • Thebigbowler
      Thebigbowler In reply to Thebigbowler

      Number27 good to hear, it's a dream car of mine. really enjoyed your videos of it.

      about 2 years ago
    • Number27
      Number27 In reply to Thebigbowler

      Thebigbowler hey, yes I've spent a bit on it now so won't be selling it any time soon!

      about 2 years ago
    • Nuno MC
      Nuno MC

      Excellent review, as usual. Shame it's so short πŸ˜€πŸ‘ŒI guess this is a real iconic car, which on its production version is known for bad build quality and weak "electronics". At the end, it's all a question of saving some money to "solve" all the gremlins. You have a great (inside cockpit, and out) cam setup, and the way you captured the exhaust sound is sublime 😊Would love a vlog of yours to explain us all how you do it. Cheers, my friend, and be patient with that "italian fellow" 😊 I heard Lancia, during some time, was forbidden to sell in UK, due to corrosion and warranty issues, don't know if this is correct.

      about 2 years ago
    • Number27
      Number27 In reply to Nuno MC

      Also, regarding shortness.. there is more to come once car is working properly!

      about 2 years ago
    • Number27
      Number27 In reply to Nuno MC

      Nuno MC hey Nuno, Lancia never forbidden from selling in the U.K. but the reputation for rust effectively killed the UK market off for them!

      about 2 years ago
    • DrPittenstein
      DrPittenstein

      Good luck with it. I spent a fair bit on mine pre-emptively. Other than a failed steering pump at Le Mans it has been good. Worth spending up front with these as many owners put jobs off. False economy really. Would be good to get the Deltas together when yours is running. Nice to compare an Evo with a 16v plus yours has had VBH sitting in it. I can't top that!

      about 2 years ago
    • Number27
      Number27 In reply to DrPittenstein

      DrPittenstein thanks Doc, we will definitely sort it out!

      about 2 years ago
    • Paul Dolden Details
      Paul Dolden Details

      Know a guy with one the same colour lovely car but a true labour of ❀️

      about 2 years ago
    • Number27
      Number27 In reply to Paul Dolden Details

      Paul Dolden Details thanks Paul.. I hope I'll start to enjoy it soon!

      about 2 years ago
    • Andrew Cocks
      Andrew Cocks

      Beautiful machine! Sounds great!

      about 2 years ago
    • Patrick Noble
      Patrick Noble

      Seems quite bouncy in the cabin, are the shocks ok?
      Strange cutting out, any idea what the cause is? Is it connected to boost level rather than revs?
      Nice to see you enjoying it as well though, it really is a dream car!

      about 2 years ago
    • Number27
      Number27 In reply to Patrick Noble

      That's annoying about the shocks if true!! Was hoping a bit of adjustment would have improved them!

      about 2 years ago
    • Duke Kenspocket Studio
      Duke Kenspocket Studio In reply to Patrick Noble

      BC coil overs, I have BC inverted and their bouncy too just like those , better after warmed up, great with the steering but essentially there valved wrong from factory.. they need re-valving. Standard shocks dont bounce btw and give more travel:)

      about 2 years ago
    • Patrick Noble
      Patrick Noble In reply to Patrick Noble

      Slowly! Have had to reroute some of the coolant pipework now we have an exhaust on it, just packaging problems really. It's the usual 80:20 thing, first 80% of the work takes 20% of the time, last 20% takes 80% of the time!

      about 2 years ago
    • Number27
      Number27 In reply to Patrick Noble

      Hey Patrick.. shocks are new coilers. B&G if remember correctly. It does feel quite hard but I've not tried adjusting the rears yet so that might help.. that's where most of the bounce feels like it's coming from! Thanks for watching Patrick! How your kit car coming along?

      about 2 years ago
    • Peter Jennings
      Peter Jennings

      keep the faith.... they are icons..... vital to change camel's regularly. ... I have just done mine.... 4 year and say 3500 miles..... which really was too long as cam belt had lost some tension..... the cutting out on power may be the submerged fuel lines in the fuel tank.... might be worth plugging it in to see if any faults stored in ecu.... if you go to Goodwood on the 1st April I could plug it in for you if you need. best regards Peter

      about 2 years ago
    • Peter Jennings
      Peter Jennings In reply to Peter Jennings

      actually I'm lying...... looked it up.... the 16 v came with abs as an option.... standard on evo1.... anyway good to hear it's on the mend .

      about 2 years ago
    • Duke Kenspocket Studio
      Duke Kenspocket Studio In reply to Peter Jennings

      8v kat here with. To see if it was ABS from factory take a Look at the driveshafts.. is the ABS ring setup there? I doubt they removed everything if so.

      about 2 years ago
    • Peter Jennings
      Peter Jennings In reply to Peter Jennings

      16v had abs as standard...... Swiss 8v kat is basically a 16v with 8v head and emission control kit eg cat.....lambda probe different ecu.... so if abs pump is not under bonnet then it has been deliberately removed :-)

      about 2 years ago
    • Duke Kenspocket Studio
      Duke Kenspocket Studio In reply to Peter Jennings

      Here also Swiss , With ABS so must have been an option. Hope all goes well :))

      about 2 years ago
    • Number27
      Number27 In reply to Peter Jennings

      Guys, it does not have ABS.. Swiss car I think so maybe that's why.. Alfacraft have now fixed the cutting out, I'll find out what it was tonight and let you know.

      about 2 years ago
    • Diseasel
      Diseasel

      That exhaust sound

      about 2 years ago
    • Number27
      Number27 In reply to Diseasel

      Good huh? Can you think of any other 4 cylinder that sounds better??

      about 2 years ago