The Lancia Delta is a small family car manufactured by Italian automobile maker Lancia in three generations.
The first generation was developed between 1979 and 1994, the second from 1993 to 1999, and the third generation from 2008 to 2014.
The Lancia Delta made its first ever debut at Frankfurt Motor show in 1979.
The small but fierce Lancia Delta dominated the World Rally Championship during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
An estimated of 44,296 Integrale Lancia Delta’s was produced.
Famous car designer Giorgetto Guigiaro, was the creative eye behind the first generation Delta (Tipo 831), the car was designed and released in 1979.
In the first year, Saab Automobile, badged as the Saab-Lancia 600, sold Lancia Delta’s primarily in Sweden.
The 600 was developed because Saab did not have the finances to support the production of entirely new models.
This eventuated in Saab reaching out to other companies in order to replace the compact 96 in their line-up.
What the Lancia offered was a 1.5 litre engine that had 85 horsepower, connected to a manual five-speed gearbox.
Lancia Delta was known as one of the most successful race cars ever, having won the World Rally Championship for manufacturers six times.