1982 Lancia Beta Montecarlo Spider Series 2

Highlights

  • Rare Series 2 Spider variant
  • Comprehensive bare metal restoration by ALF Centre
  • Resprayed to original black by Island Panel Shop
  • Re-upholstered seats in beige and new soft-top canvas roof
  • One of reportedly fewer than 200 right-hand-drive examples produced

The Appeal

The Lancia Beta Montecarlo is the car that almost never existed... Dubbed the 'X/18 during development, Fiat rejected Pininfarina's design at the last minute, deeming it too expensive to build and instead preferring Bertone's simpler X/19. Fortunately, Lancia recognised its potential and turned the Beta Montecarlo into one of the most successful models in their repertoire, proving equally adept on the track as it did the street.

This particular example is a rare right-hand drive Series 2 Spider. It has undergone a comprehensive bare metal restoration, ensuring it is now in lovely shape. The car has been resprayed to its original black, and the seats have been re-upholstered in beige, with a new soft-top canvas roof fitted. The vendor reports that it's fantastic to drive and ready to be enjoyed.



History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1982
  • We're informed this is one of fewer than 200 ever made in right-hand drive
  • Comprehensive restoration by ALF Centre in Gordons Bay, South Africa
  • Resprayed by Island Panel Shop in Paarden Island, Cape Town
  • New soft-top canvas roof fitted by New Look Trimmers in Cape Town
  • Many new parts purchased from 'The Monte Hospital' in the UK
  • Currently indicates 50,626km on a five-figure odometer
  • Requires first registration with DVLA
  • The vendor is a former South African resident and is more than happy to assist with the registration process



The Condition

  • Subject to a comprehensive 'bare metal' restoration
  • We're informed that the bodywork is now free of any corrosion
  • The bodywork presents well, and the panels align nicely
  • Arches look solid with no clear signs of corrosion
  • Original Lancia alloys, shod in Goodyear tyres
  • Underside is in fine fettle
  • Seats re-upholstered in beige
  • New soft-top canvas roof fitted
  • Dashboard is carrying some light scratches
  • All instruments are legible
  • No music player is currently fitted



The Mechanics

  • 2.0-litre Lampredi four-cylinder twin-cam engine
  • Five-speed manual gearbox
  • Everything under the bonnet looks nicely-kept
  • We've no reports of any leaks or engine issues, no matter how minor
  • We're informed that the engine and transmission are in excellent working order following the restoration



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Auction Details
  • Year 1982
  • Make Lancia
  • Model Beta
  • Colour Black
  • Mileage 50,626 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2000
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Aylsham
  • County Norfolk
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
16 Bids
  • ig•••• £14,000 16/07/24
  • Si•••• £13,750 16/07/24
  • ig•••• £13,500 16/07/24
  • Si•••• £13,250 16/07/24
  • ig•••• £13,000 15/07/24
  • Gk•••• £8,500 14/07/24
  • sp•••• £8,000 14/07/24
  • Gk•••• £5,000 14/07/24
  • co•••• £4,200 14/07/24
  • Gk•••• £4,000 13/07/24

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