Buy This Beautiful 1974 Lancia Stratos Before We Do

This Lancia Stratos HF (High Fidelity) is going up for auction and could be yours if you've got the cash. It was developed by Italian design house Bertone an was the first car developed from scratch for the World Rally Championship. It was made to compete in Group 4 class which became Group B in 1983. It was offered as either the Stratos HF or the Stratos HF Stradale. The HF was the rally car while the Stradale was modified for road use by detuning the engine and increasing some of the comfort and convenience features of the car. Neither version was something that anyone would want to drive for long as lengthy road trips were never a part of its plan. RELATED: See What a 2016 Lancia Stratos Could Look Like A 2,418cc DOHC Dino V6 engine with triple Weber carburetors, 5-speed manual transmission, 4-wheel independent suspension, and race-spec ventilated disc brakes on all four corners came in both versions of the Stratos. They both also feature a windscreen that curves to offer a nearly 180-degree field of view. This wasn't so important on the road, but very important in rally driving where there's a lot of sideways action. The Lancia Statos HF was very successful when it started racing in Group 4 in 1974 and won the World Championship that year. It repeated the feat in 1975 and 1976 until it was replaced by the Fiat 131 Abarth. A total of 490 units were built with this one set to go to auction through RM Sotheby's at the Villa Erba on May 23rd. RELATED: See The 1973 Lancia Stratos   Via: Silodrome ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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