Recently I bought this little blue Delta you see.  Little Blue Lancia Delta. I know its just a blue Delta and so what you may ask? Funnily enough I have been trying to buy a Lancia Delta Integalle Evolutione II for some time now. However the little devils have proved elusive.

Many years ago when I started exporting to Europe I have a German guy named Alex call me out of the blue speaking perfect English asking if I could buy him some of these little cars.

Not being one to complain we started buying some together over the next few years. Maybe the total over a two year period from 2010 to 2012 was about 40.
We would pay 1.0 million JPY for a good EvoI and about 1.8 to 2.5 JPY for a really good EvoII with low mileage.

Paying up to 2.5 million JPY was almost 

PAINFUL

Well guess what! Now you cant buy one if these Evo I for less than 3 million in good condition and an Evo II will set you back 4 to 6 million. Gotta love progress.