25-year rule allows street-legal rally car’s importation

The Pick of the Day paid a visit to the famed Corkscrew Turn at Laguna Seca race track

One of only 400 special-edition cars created to celebrate Lancia’s fifth consecutive World Rally Championship is the Pick of the Day. The 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo limited edition, in Martini racing team livery, is being advertised on ClassicCars.com, by a private owner in San Mateo, California, who says it has been driven less than 13,000 miles since new.

“One of only 400 produced, this unit is all original and in spectacular condition,” the owner promises. “Very well-preserved and rigorously maintained with under 20k original kilometers (13k miles) on the clock.

“Dazzling white finish is set off with the colorful Martini racing stripes and white rally wheels for a jaunty, race car look,” the advertisement continues. “The interior offers matte-black Alcantara seats by Recaro with contrasting red stitching and bold red seat belts.  A commemorative plaque on the console and WRC badges make note of the special edition trim.

“A truly stunning and collectable example of a legendary rally champion in remarkable, virtually new condition.”

The seller notes that such cars were not imported into the U.S. for sale but is now legal under laws that allow the importation of vehicles at least 25 years old. 

“All import paperwork is in order,” the seller adds. “This car comes with a valid Vermont registration, Vermont plates and a bill of sale.”

The seller notes that Delta Integrale Evos have become sought after by collectors “and investment value is promising.”

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