A “special” Lancia is on sale in Italy | There are very few examples and everything was born from her


The road version arrives at the Turin Auto Show in 1982, produced in 200 units. But his fate was different

“Born to run”, just like the Bruce Springsteen song. A car that is an understatement to define a winner. He has achieved all kinds of successes in his career. Now we find it for sale on the Ruote da Sogno portal. Catch this rally legend!

Lancia 037 Evo (Dream wheels)

The Lancia Rally 037 is a sports car built from 1982 to 1983, at the Lancia plant in Borgo San Paolo in Turin to participate in the World Rally Championship. The Lancia 037 was born from a collaboration between Pininfarina, Dallara and Abarth in the early 1980s. The road version of the Lancia 037 arrived at the Turin Auto Show in 1982, produced in 200 units. It was not particularly successful, which he did not even seek, given that only 200 specimens of the model were needed for homologation in group B. Therefore, it was created only in order to obtain Group B approval.

Eng. Sergio Limone was the person in charge of the SE037 project and it was Cesare Fiorio, the Fiat sporting director, who announced in 1981 the birth of a new model for the rally due to the changes in the regulations. The project resumed the evolution of the Fiat 030 built by Abarth in 1974 and reached the 59th Turin Motor Show in 1982. The 037 had the difficult task of replacing the glorious Fiat 131 Abarth Rally which had collected numerous successes.

And the 037 has many successes: double in Montecarlo, double in the Acropolis, and monopolized podium in Sanremo. In 1986 – the last year in which the 037 takes part in the races, the second place in Portugal is remembered. Among the other non-world championship successes obtained by the Lancia 037 we should mention the three consecutive European titles won between 1983 and 1985. The turning point for the Lancia 037 took place in 1983, when the Turin sports car won the Constructors’ World Championship, with two points of advantage. on the Audi which already took advantage of the advantageous four-wheel drive.

The car for sale

The engine of the Lancia 037 is a 2.0 four-cylinder, which derives from that of the Fiat 131 Abarth. A capable of generating a power of 205 hp, and a top speed of 220 km / h, with acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in less than seven seconds. All this thanks to the help of a volumetric compressor. The racing version, on the other hand, delivers 260 hp, a value that rises to 275/280 until 1983.

Lancia 037 Evo (Dream wheels) 27.5.2022 quattromania 2
Lancia 037 Evo (Dream wheels): the announcement

The Lancia Rally 037 for sale on Ruote da Sogno has the 68th chassis assembled from the series of 200 road cars built in 1983. She’s been locked in a garage for many years. She then returned to service in 2003 in historic racing and later sold in 2010 in France. The bodywork was completely disassembled for a new treatment and all parts of the car were restored. White in color with Martini livery, it has black interiors and is fitted with a 5-speed manual gearbox. With a completely revamped engine and overhauled gearbox, it competed in the FIA ​​European Historic Sporting Rally Championship, in the best possible conditions of performance and safety.

From 2011 to 2016, the car participated in numerous races, including the Rally of Corsica, the Rally de la Sainte-Baume, the Rally Lana Historique, the Rally Storico dell’Elba, the Rally Legend, the Rally Storico di Sanremo and the Monza Rally Show. Unfortunately, the selling price is not indicated on Ruote da Sogno, but you can contact the seller for further information.

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