Lancia Stratos Stradale


images: RM Auctions

In what has to be one of the most desirable homologation series cars ever produced, the road-going version of the Stratos was designed by Bertone with a complete lack of compromise.

Full of unexpected curves, louvres, scalps and openings, the teeny weeny pocket rocket – a totemic example of the high-water mark for the carrozzeria – changes hands at around a quarter of a million quid these days.

It’s not certain how many original versions of these cars were even made, let alone how many are still alive.

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