The Hawk HF series kit is based on the famous design of Lancia Stratos that was used in rally and motorsport in the seventies. The uncompromising two-seater, mid-engined layout gives excellent handling and the competition-bred design of these kits give the driver an almost unique motoring experience.
These cars have had the highest acclamation from all sectors of the motoring press for not only their quality and visual accuracy but also for their excellent balance and handling characteristics. These features combine to make ownership of what is undeniably an aesthetically beautiful body form, also a great delight to drive.
Like the real thing, the chassis is beautifully constructed to accept all the right components for a compact, well-balanced driver’s car. Combine with its authentic interior, brilliant handling, superb engineering quality and great performance, the Hawk HF Series is certainly a rally enthusiasts dream!
This Hawk Stratos wearing full ALITALIA racing livery we are offering for sale, comes in the stunning GROUP 4 body style with ‘coffin-spoke’ style wheels used on the original Lancia Stratos hiding inside the cavernous front and rear wheel arches. The Power comes from a superb Alfa 164 3000cc V6 coupled to a 5 speed gearbox, the body is an exact replica of the original, right down to the finest detail, such as the four individual aluminium louvre panels. In fact, all the body panels are so accurately made that they are regularly used as replacements for original cars.
The HF chassis is manufactured from folded steel and tube, is closely modelled on the original, down to the removable rear cage cross-member. It is extremely strong but substantially lighter than the original, and includes such details as mounting points for three or four point harnesses and alternative engine mounts. It is powder coated, with brackets and mountings for all mechanical components already fitted. A supple ride is assured by the long travel suspension and carefully tuned damping and spring rates. Critical suspension components, such as upright extensions, are machined from 56 ton spec. steel, and are heat treated and surface ground. All suspension parts are either nickel plated or epoxy coated. The front suspension offers the exact geometry of the original. The rear suspension is visually identical but revised roll centres, together with the facility of front and rear adjustment, make the HF range ideal for road, as well as competition use.
Exterior: White with Alitalia racing livery
Interior: White Seats with Blue Dash
Driver's Side: RHD
Transmission: 5 speed Manual
Indicated Mileage: 81,787 Miles
First Delivery Location: United Kingdom
Registration: Hong Kong Registered in 2012 as Brand New Vehicle, 0 Previous Owners
THIS MOTOR CAR:
This previously restored Hawk Lancia Stratos replica was imported and registered in Hong Kong in 2012 and showing 0 previous owners on the HK VRD. This stunning Group 4 style mid-engined Right hand drive car was originally built and registered in the UK back in 1980.
Bought "used" by the current owner 11 years ago, imported to Hong Kong and commenced a much needed full recommissioning. The whole car was repainted white with "Alitalia Livery" colour scheme painstakingly hand painted on to the car's body. All decals took months to be scanned and scaled up from a 1:18 scale model car to ensure accuracy. The interior configuration was improved to allow the much needed air conditioning system to be installed. This year-long restoration cost upwards of HKD 880,000 along with engine and mechanical overhaul where all major areas of the engine, belts, clutch, cooling, ignition, suspension, brakes, fuel system, body and interior refreshed. From that point onwards, the car has been sparingly driven, mostly to events and shows.
This example is ready to enter a new stable. Available for viewing and no joy ride by appointment for serious interest only.
A replica that is true to the original for a fraction of the price
Rare and desirable
Hong Kong Registered for Road use
Classic Insider condition score: 78 points out of 100
Restored Replica. Well-kept and maintained. The exterior was restored and repainted, overall looking good with some visible blemishes. The alloy wheels are in fair uncurbed condition showing some patina on the clear coat finish and shod with older tires. The Interior is restored, the seats, dash, carpets and door cards are in good condition but require cleaning up to present better for shows. Air Condition is in working condition. Mechanically sound and maintained.
Model Specifications Layout Mid-engine, rear wheel drive. Chassis Tubular steel, folded section frame. Body Unstressed GRP. Brakes 9.5″ discs all round, vacuum assisted. Steering Rack and pinion, 2.75 turns, lock to lock. Front Suspension Lower transverse arm. Forward locating link (adjustable). Upper wishbone (adjustable). Coil-over shocks (adjustable). Anti-roll bar (optional). Rear Suspension MacPherson strut with reverse lower wishbone, leading link (adjustable). Anti-roll bar (optional). Kerb weight 1800lbs (depending upon spec’). Weight Distribution Front – 43%. Rear 57%. Wheelbase 85 inches. Track Front – 56.3″. Rear – 57.5″ Length 146 inches. Width 68.9 inches. Height 43.9 inches. Ground Clearance 5.1 inches. Build Time 300 hours to complete the car
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SERVICE HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS
No service history was kept
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BACKGROUND AND HISTORY:
This Stratos replica was constructed in 1980 using a Hawk (Gerry Hawkridge) kit.
A limited-production 'homologation special', the Lancia Stratos was the first car from a major manufacturer conceived specifically for rallying. The spearhead of Lancia's international rally campaign in the 1970s, the production Stratos was powered by the 2.4-litre Ferrari Dino V6 engine, which was housed in a robust steel monocoque body tub clad in glassfibre coachwork styled by Carrozzeria Bertone.
After its initial major victory in the 1974 Targa Florio, the Stratos went on to dominate international rallying, Lancia winning the World Rally Championship of Makes in 1975 and 1976. Works pilote Bernard Darniche triumphed twice in the world's premier drivers' competition - the European Rally Championship - in 1976 and 1977, and the Stratos helped Markku Alén to the inaugural World Drivers' Championship in 1978. Alen's season had been split between the Stratos and the FIAT 131, and it was the parent company's political decision to favour that latter, rather than any lack of competitiveness, which saw the incomparable Stratos phased out.
Incredible as it may seem today, after the 400 cars required for homologation had been completed in 1975, the vast majority remained unsold due to lack of demand. Almost as soon as it ceased active competition though, the car's historic significance was recognised and prices soared. Today, a genuine Stratos commands a king's ransom, resulting in the appearance of a number of 'kit car' replicas.
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