1976 Lancia Beta Montecarlo series I14,000-16,000 GBP - Estimate

Lancia Beta Montecarlo Spider by Pininfarina

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Lancia was founded in November 1906 in by Vincenzo Lancia and his friend Claudio Fogolin, both Fiat racing drivers. The first Lancia, the ‘Tipo 51’ or 12HP was constructed in 1907. Sadly, in 1937, Vincenzo died and his wife and son, Gianni Lancia, took over the firm. The innovativeness, constant quest for excellence, the fixation of quality and complication of the construction processes together with the antiquated machinery meant that all cars, essentially, had to be handmade. These models were mid-engined sports cars produced from 1975 through to 1982. Cars from 1975 to 1978 were known as Lancia Beta Montecarlos and the latter cars, produced from 1979 to 1982, simply as Lancia Montecarlos. Both series were offered in coupé and spider versions and designed by Pininfarina.
This lovely example is presented in white with blue cloth interior and was found by a friend of the owner in Italy. We are informed the car is very original apart from having a full repaint at some point. The previous owner had the car serviced and fitted with a new cambelt and had some work done on the brakes. Also, new Dunlop tyres were recently fitted. When the present owner brought the car back to the UK he had it thoroughly looked over by Lancia Montecarlo specialist, Darren Cooksey. All the brake calipers were stripped, cleaned and rebuilt, a tie rod bush was replaced, the steering rack was rebuilt and the wheel alignment took place. The coolant was replaced along with a new thermostat. The owner also had the throttle bush and linkage replaced along with all the gear linkage bushes which we understand were both common faults on this model. The roof straps and a door trim were also replaced. The vendor states this Lancia drives superbly and is still exciting on country roads, particularly as one feels so close to the ground when in the cockpit.]]

Reference Number 587183

as of 9/20/2019

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Lot 136

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Brooklands Museum Brooklands Rd  Phone  +44 1753 639170  City  Weybridge
WEYBRIDGE
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KT13 0QN
 Fax  0844 372 2387  State  Surrey
United Kingdom  Mobile    Country  United Kingdom United Kingdom
Overview
Car 1976 Lancia Beta Montecarlo series I
VIN 1931 
Registration OBU 650P 
Mileage 52,000 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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