Someone Give this Rare Lancia Stratos a New Home
If you haven’t been to the Netherlands, we just found one reason – among others – to take a quick trip, permitting you have enough cash. Located in Amsterdam, The Houtkamp Collection has listed a mint Lancia Stratos Stradale, one of only 492 examples built for homologation. Disregarding the impressive provenance of the breed, this is an exceptionally desirable car in its own right. The interior and exterior components are said to be mostly original, which is incredible considering that many of these cars have been rallied and stripped throughout their lifetime. After rolling off the production line in Turin, it spent quite a few years in London, and is believed to have only a piffling 34,051 miles on the clock.
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Some of those miles were undoubtedly spent queuing in traffic jams, but we’d like to think this Stratos has seen the rough stuff. With its short-wheelbase, 2,200 pounds curb weight, and 190-horsepower courtesy of the 2.4-liter V6 from a Ferrari Dino – the Stratos was a notoriously lairy car to drive.
The icon debuted in concept form at the 1970 Turin Motor Show as the Lancia Stratos Zero, and quickly became the overall favorite sitting atop Bertone’s stand. Unsurprisingly, Lancia took early prototypes rallying and the results were impressive. Shortly after, the Stratos began its reign of terror on the World Rally Championship in 1974, taking the title in the Group 4 division for three consecutive years (‘74 through ‘76), before being replaced by the Fiat 131 Abarth.
This clean reddish-orange example is listed for the low price of just €375,000 ($510,780) on the company’s website. Fancy a new car?
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Source: The Houtkamp Collection via Autoweek