White with blue Palazzi cloth. A rust free car from Sicily. 1976 'P' Registration, UK registered and road tax exempt.
The Beta Montecarlo.
The Beta Montecarlo was originally designated the X 20 and was to be the "big brother" of the Fiat X 19, but whilst deciding what engine to fit, ranging from Abarth derived units, Abarth had carried out a lot of development work on the car, many engines including the 3.2 V6 from the 130 were considered, ultimately the 2.0 litre Lancia Beta engine was used as it had a good blend of performance and economy. The name Montecarlo came from Munari's recent win of the Montecarlo rally in a Stratos and in February 1975 it became the Lancia Beta Montecarlo and was first shown at Geneva in March.
Found by a friend of mine in Sicily it is another rust and accident free example, like early Beta Coupes it is almost impossible to find a Montecarlo that has never been welded, even in Southern Italy.
The Body work has been repainted at some point to a very high standard but all the metal is original
Engine gearbox and Drive train.
The engine is in excellent shape it doesn't smoke at all and pulls very strongly, the gear box is quiet and engages as it should. Some re comissioning work has been carried out by the 'go to' Montecarlo man Darren Cooksey. The thottle linkages and cable have been replaced as have the gear link bushes. The steering rack has been overhauled and four wheel alignment has been carried out. All the brake calipers have been stripped and cleaned, the car drives perfectly.
Interior, has a rare dealer fit option of designer Palazzi cloth and is all original.
The boot, has the original carpet and is in good condition.
43mm valve head with cremona intake and double weber idf,all original from an 131 Fiat ABARTH 145SAE.Good engine,brakes,steering,electronic ignition on cam end ,all very reliable,no rust nor thermic.....
This beautiful Lancia Montecarlo spider has been dry stored since 1989. It has only had 2 previous owners. The exceptionally low mileage is 31199. We had the car recommissioned in 2018 by Darren Cooksey.....