Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lancia Delta S4 Lombard Rally

photo courtesy of www.rallybuzz.com

The Lancia Delta S4 made its WRC debut on the 1985 Lombard RAC. Henri Toivonen finished 1st & Markku Alen 2nd, on its second outing Henri Toivonen won the 1986 Monte Carlo. May 1986 on the Tour of Corsica Henri Toivonen and Sergio Cresto were killed causing the banning of Group B rally series.

The Delta S4 won a further 3 times during 1986 once with Massimo Biasion and twice with Markku Alen, one of these being the now infamous Sanremo Rally. After the season ended all Group B cars where put into early retirement.

This 1985 Lobard rally had 3507km with 880km over 63 special stages. Henri Toivonen and co-driver Neil Wilson won with a total time of 9:32:05

This 1:43 scale diecast was unbranded and I am not sure if there are missing mudflaps, anyway I might custom some mudflaps specially for the rear of the car.

13 comments:

ffoster said...

ery nice , one of my favorit rally car , bravo

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Frederick! :-)

Mervin Diecast Collection said...

Nice WRC car JDMike....

Honestly this is the first time I heard this brand, my knowledge on European cars is not that extensive (but I know FIAT).

Thanks for sharing!!!

Fleetmaster said...

A historic Lancia Martini rally car !

Very nice miniature!!

Jovet's Garage said...

Now I can see that you're really focused on Rally Cars, nice model and I like the Martini tampos. Thanks for sharing Mike! =)

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Mervin, Fleetmaster and thanks also Jovet! :-)

danielh said...

nice martini's tempo on this rally models!!!
Nice shot too, JDMikes!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Daniel! :-)

lorenzo721 said...

Your Delta is Ixo-made Mike. I'll have a look at my own copy of the same car to answer your question about the flaps (I'm not certain that anything's missing actually).

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

big thanks on the info sir Laurent! :-) I saw some pictures of the delta s4 with mudflaps, they look better with it. thanks again! :-)

lorenzo721 said...

I agree with you, something seems missing when the car is seen from the rear. Nonetheless after checking I confirm that there's no flap, so no need to worry about replacing them. On the other hand there's a small antenna missing on the roof. This detail makes me think that, as the Repsol Escort before this one, you got it from a certain dcph member. ;) Am I right?

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

Yes, you are right, i got almost all of his wrc colection, thanks again for the info.

I think i got mixed up with the look of the back of the Lancia 037, these cars almost look the same in some angles.

lorenzo721 said...

:lol: Yes I saw that he sold his rally cars some time ago. I recognize this Delta because I bought it in France before selling it to him. The Escort comes from Hong Kong though. ;)