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SOLD – 1989 Lancia Delta 1300 LX


  • 1989 LANCIA DELTA 1300 LX
  • 37,778 MILES
  • 1 OF 4 ON THE ROAD
EAN: 5000000003570 SKU: RS-LANCIA-DELTA-LX-F279NRD Category: Tags: ,

– SOLD –

First registered and delivered on the 27th of January 1989 to a Mrs Taylor of West Drayton, Middlesex, this 1988 Lancia Delta 1300 LX is a wonderful and exceptionally original example of a superb Italian hatchback, many of which sadly haven’t stood the test of time.

This example was fortunate to receive a full rust proofing (verified by stickers on the window and booklets in the history file). As such, it’s a very clean example with only a couple of very minor surface rust spots on the body.

The car’s history file shows complete MOT and service history from 2006. Invoices show a general overhaul including new clutch in 2015 and a new cam belt in 2019. Details of the car’s early life is unknown, other than the service stamps present in the original service book up to July 1998. The car also has its original owners handbook, service manual, warranty card and book plus 2 sets of original keys. The file also has a wallet of ephemera from previous owners including owners club literature, tax discs etc.

I bought the car with only 37,500 miles on the clock in September 2022 and whilst the car drove home without major hitches, however there was clearly something not quite right with its running, so the car was inspected by Retroclassic Engineering. Work was completed to improve the clutch feel and the distributor pickup was replaced.? The car now runs and drives very well indeed – so much so that I’ve often toyed with the idea of keeping it for the long term, but alas, I can’t keep them all.

This Lancia Delta 1300 LX is for sale, currently MOT’d and ready to go.



A bonified legend and widely-appreciated classic, The Lancia Delta Integrale remains one of the most successful rally cars ever produced. Across the 1980s and 1990s it dominated the Group A class until the end of the 1992 season, to the relief of Toyota, Subaru and Mitsubishi.

Along with the monstrous Delta S4, the Integrale grabbed five wins before the category was banned in 1986, following a string of accidents of which the deaths of Henri Toivonen and co-driver Sergio Cresto (in an S4) was the final straw. With a backstory like that, it’s easy to forget that the Lancia Delta was actually a regular old family hatchback, that had greatness thrust upon it rather than by intention.