1983 Lancia LC2 Race Car Private Sale RM Sotheby’s

Lancia was a huge name in the Rally scene in the 80s but do you know the Italian automaker also raced in endurance races? The 1983 Lancia LC2 Race Car you see here was one of the three Lancia Works cars built to compete in the 1983 World Endurance Championship.

1983 Lancia LC2 Race Car Private Sale RM Sotheby’s

This particular unit also participated twice at the 24 Hours of Le Mans which it finished 6th overall in 1985. It was also a winner of the 1983 1000 Kilometers of Imola, as well as a podium finisher at Mugello and Kyalami. Obviously, a race car that has been through so many races will not be in the most desirable conditions.

Thankfully, though, this particular example was fully restored in 205-206 by Canepa of Scotts Valley, California. Car collectors may want to note that the 1983 Lancia LC2 Race Car has a factory-built LC2 chassis, which is one of the seven factory-built LC2 chassis to be produced and presented in a 1985 body. The car comes with a Lancia Certificate of Origin, along with restoration binders, and assorted spares.

1983 Lancia LC2 Race Car Private Sale RM Sotheby’s

The LC2 was designed to go head-to-head with the Porsche. It is powered by a 2.6L twin-turbocharged overhead-cam V8 engine that was developed in collaboration with Ferrari which was capable of producing 700 horsepower at 9,000 RPM. It was capable of a mind-bending top speed of 360 km/h (224 mph).

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The 1983 Lancia LC2 Race Car will be available through a private sale in Monterey by RM Sotheby’s. The price is on request. If anyone’s interested, it will be on display at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction. Meanwhile, you may learn more over at rmsothebys.com.

1983 Lancia LC2 Race Car Private Sale RM Sotheby’s
1983 Lancia LC2 Race Car Private Sale RM Sotheby’s
1983 Lancia LC2 Race Car Private Sale RM Sotheby’s

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