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Title: What is going on with Beta HPEs?
Post by: frankxhv773t on 15 April, 2017, 05:34:21 PM
HPEs seem to be the new London buss. You wait forever for one then three turn up at once. Yesterday and today three have been listed on e-bay, all silver, one a restoration project, one a renovation project and one in perfect condition.


Title: Re: What is going on with Beta HPEs?
Post by: the.cern on 15 April, 2017, 06:05:51 PM
I ran an HPE 2000ie for 4 years, huge fun, very practical and not that difficult to maintain. If anyone is thinking about one I would say, from my experience, go for it!!!

                                             Andy


Title: Re: What is going on with Beta HPEs?
Post by: stanley sweet on 17 April, 2017, 11:54:27 AM
In about the early 90's I think my then brother-in-law had an HPE on his drive that he had acquired somehow and wanted to sell on. I think it was dark blue and I do remember it was an ex-Rob Walker car, as in Rob Walker had owned it, not just sold it. His marriage then split up so I have no idea what happened after that. Does anybody in the club now own it? My brother-in-law had it down at his house in Bournemouth at the time.


Title: Re: What is going on with Beta HPEs?
Post by: Derek Moore on 22 April, 2017, 11:29:53 AM
 >:(I see the Kettering one sold. I went to look at the top notch one in Bradford, now not showing on eBay completed list, and it was a peach. Took the plunge and bought it. Trailered down to me on Thursday. Just as well I didn't drive it back as the petrol cap wouldn't open and I'd have been stuck somewhere on the A1. Turns out it was on the NEC Lancia stand at the Classic Car Show back in Nov 2015. Pictures to follow. It belonged to Jon Rickett. If Jon is on the forum, or anyone knows him, would it be possible to find out a bit more about it? There are a number of invoices to Jon during his ownership, and it would be useful to know if the cambelts were changed. After an hour fiddling this morning, to my relief, the petrol cap came off.

I became utterly disillusioned with a Jaguar XF Estate I'd bought from Marshalls for over 30k, when I had all sorts of problems which they "couldn't find", only to be told after the warranty expired that all these jobs needed doing....the ones I told them about. A very long story but in the end I sold it to WeWantAnyCar for what I considered a very good price, bearing in mind the repair bills for Stop/start module, aircon etc would have come to over 2k. I vowed never again to spend that sort of money and lose 15k over 3 years.

So the HPE is going to replace the Coupe that I've had for a few years, which I'll now put on eBay, after a golfing break with a few pals. I'm a retired musician and the HPE is great for chucking in the golf clubs or guitars and amps when I occasionally get back on the road. Looking forward to many years of happiness with this car. It's my third HPE and I can't believe I stupidly sold the last one several years ago. Hopefully I'll be at the AGM with it, if I can persuade my wife to get in it. She doesn't understand you know!!

Regards
Derek Moore


Title: Re: What is going on with Beta HPEs?
Post by: Derek Moore on 22 April, 2017, 11:49:56 AM
Pics attached. It wasn't supposed to rain this morning grrrrr. Lovely and sunny now of course.


Title: Re: What is going on with Beta HPEs?
Post by: simonandjuliet on 22 April, 2017, 01:27:54 PM
Always like HPE's , great looks (best Beta for me) , performance and super practical.


Title: Re: What is going on with Beta HPEs?
Post by: lancialulu on 22 April, 2017, 02:08:55 PM
A few are on the market in France including a rather nice Silver one......


Title: Re: What is going on with Beta HPEs?
Post by: the.cern on 22 April, 2017, 03:08:14 PM
Mr Moore, you are a very sensible and a very lucky man !!!

Best wishes and enjoy yourself,

                                          Andy


Title: Re: What is going on with Beta HPEs?
Post by: fay66 on 22 April, 2017, 10:55:29 PM
Congratulations Derek, all you need now is another Fulvia Coupe ;D

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: What is going on with Beta HPEs?
Post by: Derek Moore on 23 April, 2017, 07:04:04 AM
Thanks Brian. Yes, the lovely Fulvia. Another car I stupidly sold!!