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Lancia Beta Classic Cars for Sale

The Lancia Beta was in production between 1972 and 1984. It was the first model produced after the company was taken over in by Fiat in 1969. Five main Beta models were produced in the form of the Beta HPE, Beta Berlina, Beta Trevi, Beta Coupé and the Targa top Beta spider. A mid-engine sports cars was also produced in the form of the Beta Montecarlo.

History of the Lancia Beta

The Lancia Beta was produced on a limited budget by a core of engineers still present after the Fiat takeover. In order to keep costs down, all models shared a number of components from the parent company, including the DOHC engines which were available from 1.3L to 2.0L with a single Weber carburettor. This remained the same until fuel injection was utilised on late model two litre HPE and coupe variants.
The Lancia Beta range came with rack and pinion steering, a five-speed gear box (developed by Citroen) and fully independent suspension utilising MacPherson struts. Disc brakes both front and rear were also standard. With the exception of the Lancia Montecarlo, the beta was a front wheel drive vehicle, with the engine mounted on a sub frame. This again was a Fiat inspired layout, with the engine tilted back by 20 degrees’ rearwards bringing the weight over the driven wheels and towards the centre of the car. This improved driveability and weight balance.

Lancia Beta improvements

The Lancia Beta underwent a number of changes throughout its production period with new models being introduced such as the short wheel-based Beta Coupé in 1973 followed by the Spyder convertible in 1974. In 1975 the Beta HPE was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show. HPE stood for ‘High Performance Estate’ and it was designed to compete with the Volvo 1800ES and the Reliant Scimitar.
All the Lancia Beta models underwent improvements during the production run with ZF designing a powered steering system for selected left hand drive models and the external styling was modified by Pininfarina, incorporating a lower waist line, allowing for larger windows. Later in its life Lancia introduced the Lancia Beta Trevi VX followed by the Beta Coupé VX and the Beta HPE VX. These were known as the Volumex models and employed a supercharger system on the two litre engine, greatly improving general performance. A limited run of Beta Trevis’ were also designed to run on liquid petroleum gas instead of standard petroleum.
Right hand drive production figures are unclear for the Lancia Beta range as the majority were built for the LHD market.

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1975 | Lancia Beta Montecarlo

LANCIA M.Carlo 2000 con interni in pelle di colore bianco

£15,258
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Image 1/10 of Lancia Beta Coupe 2000 i.e. (1982)
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£9,291
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1980 | Lancia Beta Montecarlo Spider

LANCIA Beta Montecarlo - ASI - SPLENDIDA!

£22,759
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1979 | Lancia Beta Coupe 1600

LANCIA Beta Coupe 1.6 102cv

£7,672
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1975 | Lancia Beta 1800

Lancia Beta Berlina 1800 Unfallfrei 2. Hand H-Kennzeichen 22.000km TÜV Originalfarbe Erbsengrün (1975)

£7,672
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1980 | Lancia Beta HPE 1600

Targhe e libretto originali

£7,586
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1977 | Lancia Beta Spider 1600

TIPO 828 BS0 - ISCRITTA ASI CON C.R.S. – SUPERCONDIZIONI

£22,163
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1981 | Lancia Beta Montecarlo Spider

Uno dei più bei esemplari ancora in circolazione

£25,572
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1977 | Lancia Beta Montecarlo

LANCIA BETA MONTECARLO PERFETTAMENTE CONSERVATA..MAI RESTAURO

£15,770
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1977 | Lancia Beta Coupe 2000

3300 kms since new, single owner, completely original, recently serviced

Price on request
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Image 1/15 of Lancia Beta Coupe 1300 (1981)
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£8,439
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1973 | Lancia Beta 1400

Aus Sammlung // Mit H-Kennzeichen

£6,350
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1981 | Lancia Beta Spider 2000

Lancia Beta 2000 Spider Restored, Racing Red

£13,596
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Image 1/50 of Lancia Beta Spider 2000 (1979)
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£6,180
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1985 | Lancia Beta Trevi 2000

Unrestauriertes, perfektes Original

£10,186
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