1975 Lancia Beta 1.8 twin cam from North America
FUN to drive, handles great, not the quickest though
Clean and acid the fuel tank. (time + old gas = RUST).
Fuel gauge stopped working.
Window crank froze up, replaced that.
Headlight issues (rigging of wiring from previous owner).
'Emissions' air pump has been disconnected and no longer works.
Carburetor needs a rebuild.
I acquired this car after seeing her sit for MANY years in a family friend's garage, (he is tall, much taller than my short Italian ass, so he doesn't fit very well, eventually giving it to my father while I was in school). My Dad never used it, so, after 10 more years of her sitting in the garage, I was able to coax him to sell it to me, for $1.00!!!
The car runs great, very low miles, 44K, body is all solid and straight, stock Magnesium wheels, all original. I know VERY little about the car, other that she is rare, in 8 years of ownership, ONE guy, from Poland, knew what she was on sight! I can't seem to get a value on it though, for insurance purposes.. Any ideas??
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th April, 2009