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Any Lancia owners on the BB?

I just bought a 1978 Lancia Beta from a friend of mine, I pick it up on Sunday. I've not driven it yet but I'm looking forward to it.

Here's are some pictures of it from last spring, I'll post more when I pick it up:





Edit: I should have posted this in the "Other Italian Cars" forum.. ehh, what're you gonna do..


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nice!

you see beta's very occasionaly here in adelaide. theyre supposed to be a great little car - i once had a 2 litre fiat brava - and they have basically the same engine but rwd. is it an 1800 or 2000? the 1800 is much nicer balance (quite revy) the 2000 looses a bit of the revs for more torque. seems they have added HUGE bumpers where you are compared to the ones you see around here....very nice car

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Very nice my friend. What are those black things on the front bumper between the lights. Are they standard in USA or after market.

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Very nice my friend. What are those black things on the front bumper between the lights. Are they standard in USA or after market.
Headlamp washers, or perhaps those aftermarket deer/animal whistles, that supposedly scare the beasts off the road??

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What sort of wheel centre caps are they. I don't recall seeing anything but blacl "L" caps on those Lancia wheels.

THey look nice.

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I drove it 60 or so miles home today, I love it! It drove great, no mechanical problems whatsoever.

The things on the bumper is for deer, yeah. We have deer up here, moose, etc. I might take them off, I don't know. They don't bother me and I don't know how cleanly they'd come off.

They're Abarth center caps.

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The previous owner added the "Italy" stickers on the fender. Once again, I don't know how cleanly those would come off.





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Very cool looking car! If you get a chance, could you post some interior photos? I would think the stickers would come off fairly easily without leaving any marks. It looks like they weren't there in the photos you took last spring so fading should be an issue. And yeah, you should attempt to take them off - it will look a lot better.

Are the deer things screwed on? If so, you could probably fill the holes with a rubber cap or a small bolt. Like the stickers, they aren't doing the car any favors.

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then again, hitting a deer wont do you any favours either!! Nice purchase, keep her away from moisture or it will bubble up before your very eyes.

I've only ever seen one Beta without rust all over it.
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Here's the interior:



I washed it, it cleans up pretty well.


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Congratulations on your purchase.
I own a 1977 Beta HPE 2000 (the car is original but in need of restoration).
My latest purchase is the 5cylinder 2lit 20v turbo thesis Emblema.190hp,capable of 245km/h.A great and silent mile eater,fully loaded with any kind of equipment.A real MB E200 and BMW 525 beater.
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I recently bought a 1978 Beta coupe. And my friend Jerry just bought a Scorpion race car (see it here: www.ProjectLancia.com).

Congrats!

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There are a couple of Fulvia coupe's available on E-bay.

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GTV116- unlike most people, I really like the Thesis!

TX907- any pictures of your car?

Mark- I saw those.. unfortunately that's not in the budget right now. I really like them though, they look great.


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What is your opinion of the Fulvia's on E-bay? I don't know
much about them, other than an article in Hemmings etc..

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