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Title: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: 2Lancialan on 11 April, 2012, 01:02:04 PM
One of only 100 cars exhibited at the Lancia Centenary event in Covent Garden in 2007 (see photo).
Same owner for the last 30+ years. Only 64,731 miles since new. Largely original with no significant restoration (apart from upholstery). Mainly garaged and barely used for the last 20+ years. Spare set of alloys and various spare parts included. MOT has expired, but virtually no mileage done since the last one.

Buy it now and drive it to the Beta 40th Anniversary event: 2500.

I have been keeping this car for my son to drive, however now that he is old enough, he has decided that he prefers his mother's Alfa Romeo Spider, so the Beta Coupe is therefore available for sale. However I would like it to go to someone who is a real enthusiast for Betas and who is going to get real pleasure out of driving and owning it. Most of all, it needs to be driven and used to be fully appreciated!

Please contact Alan on 07778-932434 or Email: alansmailboxfor-lancias@yahoo.co.uk
Location: S.E. Essex, not far from J28 of the M25.

P.S. Other photos of car and other information available on request.


Title: Re: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: neil-yaj396 on 12 April, 2012, 08:11:02 AM
Why not but this on the Betaboyz Forum? There are currently several members on there looking for cars not requiring restoration.

Is it pre facelift (brown dash)?


Title: Re: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: lancialulu on 12 April, 2012, 08:26:32 AM
I have been keeping this car for my son to drive, however now that he is old enough, he has decided that he prefers his mother's Alfa Romeo Spider,

Alan you must be questioning your son's taste????

I would have snapped this up but a Gamma Coupe just got in the way....

Tim


Title: Re: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: 2Lancialan on 12 April, 2012, 08:28:04 AM
Thank you - that's a good suggestion. I'll look into it.

The car does not require any restoration work. As mentioned in the description, you could conceivably buy it and drive it to the Beta 40th Anniversary event on 25th May. Naturally you'd have to sort out some insurance, MOT and road tax first of course. However it sailed through its last MOT back in July 2010 with flying colours and has covered only 73 miles since that time, so I don't think you'll find too much wrong with it! Indeed the MOT examiner commented that he had never seen one in such excellent condition underneath.


Title: Re: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: 2Lancialan on 12 April, 2012, 08:36:03 AM
Sorry, overlooked the second question - it's a Series 2 Coupe, so it has the more modern/contemporary looking dashboard (see photo below)


Title: Re: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: 2Lancialan on 12 April, 2012, 10:10:01 AM
I have been keeping this car for my son to drive, however now that he is old enough, he has decided that he prefers his mother's Alfa Romeo Spider,

Alan you must be questioning your son's taste????

I would have snapped this up but a Gamma Coupe just got in the way....

Tim

Tim,

I frequently ask myself where did I go wrong as a parent! No, but joking apart, there's absolutely nothing wrong with my son prefering his mother's Alfa Romeo Spider (am I allowed to say that kind of thing on the LMC Forum or will I get barred?). Apart from anything else I was the one who found her the car in the first instance (oh dear I think I'm digging a bigger hole for myself here). I never actually expected her to buy it, or for my son to want to drive it. Apart from anything else it wouldn't be too cool or credibility enhancing for my son to be driving around in a car with a numberplate beginning with "SUE". Reminded me a bit of that old Jonny Cash song. However he's got the numberplate changed now and as it's a pre-73 Alfa, it's free road tax - a serious benefit if you're a student on limited income.

Of course he'd much prefer to have something like your Fulvia 1600HF, but I doubt very much if you'd consider a swap or part exchange!

Kind regards,

Alan


Title: Re: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: lancialulu on 12 April, 2012, 11:43:04 AM

Of course he'd much prefer to have something like your Fulvia 1600HF, but I doubt very much if you'd consider a swap or part exchange!


And you would pay the insurance....????

Tim


Title: Re: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: Dilambdaman on 12 April, 2012, 11:51:12 PM

Of course he'd much prefer to have something like your Fulvia 1600HF, but I doubt very much if you'd consider a swap or part exchange!


And you would pay the insurance....????

Tim

Reminds me that some years ago a very generous club member indulged my son's wife and swapped her Ford Fiesta for his very nice Fulvia S3 Coupe which she then proceeded to use on her district midwife rounds. Impressed the pregnant lady's partners no end!

Robin.


Title: Re: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: fay66 on 13 April, 2012, 10:08:01 AM
I wonder why anyone would like to buy Alan's lovey Beta Coupe when they could have this dog I spotted locally yesterday  for 2350 :o they say the camera never lies, but it certainly does here, it's much rougher than it looks, unfortunately I couldn't get any good shots of the interior that
 was equally as bad.
I like the holes in the 1/4 light that seem to be for a handle,but a bit wasted as it doesn't have opening 1/4 lights. Interesting Number plate though.

Brian
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Title: Re: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: St Volumex on 13 April, 2012, 10:39:46 AM
I like the holes in the 1/4 light that seem to be for a handle,but a bit wasted as it doesn't have opening 1/4 lights. Interesting Number plate though.

Brian
8227 8)

Brian, the holes in the 1/4 lights are for the later series rear view mirrors.


Title: Re: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: fay66 on 13 April, 2012, 10:53:18 AM
I like the holes in the 1/4 light that seem to be for a handle,but a bit wasted as it doesn't have opening 1/4 lights. Interesting Number plate though.

Brian
8227 8)

Brian, the holes in the 1/4 lights are for the later series rear view mirrors.

Thanks Guy.
Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: Dilambdaman on 13 April, 2012, 02:07:38 PM
Would have thought that the number plate is well worth the asking price if it comes with the car and hasn't been transfered.

Robin.


Title: Re: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: neil-yaj396 on 13 April, 2012, 03:28:03 PM
I like the holes in the 1/4 light that seem to be for a handle,but a bit wasted as it doesn't have opening 1/4 lights. Interesting Number plate though.

Brian
8227 8)

Brian, the holes in the 1/4 lights are for the later series rear view mirrors.

The OS mirror was standard equipment on the later Coupes. Pretty sure it's an MOT fail if its missing?


Title: Re: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: fay66 on 13 April, 2012, 03:32:04 PM
I like the holes in the 1/4 light that seem to be for a handle,but a bit wasted as it doesn't have opening 1/4 lights. Interesting Number plate though.

Brian
8227 8)

Brian, the holes in the 1/4 lights are for the later series rear view mirrors.

The OS mirror was standard equipment on the later Coupes. Pretty sure it's an MOT fail if its missing?

But would it have had a mirror on the window drivers side, & on the door itself on the passenger side?.
Robin, I did think about the value of the number plate but I'm sure the owner would also have known!

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: Richard Fridd on 13 April, 2012, 05:57:55 PM
So from where does the no originate?


Title: Re: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: neil-yaj396 on 13 April, 2012, 06:55:43 PM
I like the holes in the 1/4 light that seem to be for a handle,but a bit wasted as it doesn't have opening 1/4 lights. Interesting Number plate though.

Brian
8227 8)

Brian, the holes in the 1/4 lights are for the later series rear view mirrors.

The OS mirror was standard equipment on the later Coupes. Pretty sure it's an MOT fail if its missing?

But would it have had a mirroe on the window drivers side, & on the door itself on the passenger side?.
Robin, I did think about the value of the number plate but I'm sure the owner would also have known!

Brian
8227 8)

Brian

Through the quarter light, it's adjustable .


Through the quarter light so it was adjustable


Title: Re: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: Dilambdaman on 13 April, 2012, 09:40:24 PM
So from where does the no originate?

Monmouthshire

http://www.kitheadtrust.org.uk/new_page_13.html

Robin


Title: Re: Beta Coupe 1600 Series 2 1979 in excellent condition
Post by: fay66 on 13 April, 2012, 11:32:32 PM
So from where does the no originate?

Monmouthshire

http://www.kitheadtrust.org.uk/new_page_13.html

Robin
Robin,
These were the people who help me prove to the DVLA that 'FAY' had been issued with a 'D' suffix, as previously they had said it wasn't possible for me to have the registration number 'FAY 224D' even though I had the first and last tax discs and photos with "Fay" complete with number plates.

Brian
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