1978 Lancia Beta 1600 Coupe

1978 Lancia Beta 1600 Coupe

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Breadvan72

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46,182 posts

129 months

Tuesday 16th March
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gforceg said:
Om said:


Too new?
This was my thought too.

If you don't like Fulvias Breaders, the wedding is off dahleeng.
Sorry. But we are still on for dead-eyed, emotionless casual bunk ups, yeah?



Anyway, somebody is getting warm (and not (just) from frottage).

Dunk130TC

320 posts

156 months

Tuesday 16th March
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My Lancia alert tells me it's disowning you and is now seeking adoption. The 124 has prevailed?

Breadvan72

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46,182 posts

129 months

Tuesday 16th March
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The 124 is off in a big shed being threatened with magical melty electric fire by a bloke. It has only been out for one drive this year.

CharlesdeGaulle

16,682 posts

146 months

Tuesday 16th March
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Breadvan72 said:
The 124 is off in a big shed being threatened with magical melty electric fire by a bloke. It has only been out for one drive this year.
My 124 has been in a shed since mid-Dec, being threatened with indifference and forgetfulness on the part of the garage-iste. I have had to resort to threats of violence abject grovelling to hasten progress. He tells me it might be done tomorrow*.

* He's foreign; they use 'tomorrow' a lot.

CallThatMusic

1,627 posts

54 months

Tuesday 16th March
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This is very exciting.
Perhaps it’s a Montecarlo....

gforceg

3,489 posts

145 months

Wednesday 17th March
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Breadvan72 said:
Sorry. But we are still on for dead-eyed, emotionless casual bunk ups, yeah?
You know how to whistle, don't you?

Breadvan72

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46,182 posts

129 months

Wednesday 17th March
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You just put your lips together, and blow...

Breadvan72

Original Poster:

46,182 posts

129 months

Wednesday 17th March
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CallThatMusic said:
This is very exciting.
Perhaps it’s a Montecarlo....
Perhaps... it isn't.

Fiat content: negative.

Lancia content and Pininfarina content: positive. Also, something German.

Breadvan72

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46,182 posts

129 months

Wednesday 17th March
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It's arrived. Pics to follow. Whatever it is might get its own thread, if I CBA, but it has already sort of hijacked not this thread but another one in another sub forum.

Irony Corner: Betas are famous for being rusty. My Beta is not rusty. This new old one is a Lancia that is not famous for being rusty. It's (a bit, not super lots) rusty.


Dunk130TC

320 posts

156 months

Wednesday 17th March
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pics, pics, pics but not of the crumbly brown bits

Bobberoo99

23,353 posts

64 months

Wednesday 17th March
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WHAT DO WE WANT??
PICTURES AND DETAILS!!!
WHEN DO WE WANT THEM????
WHEN BREADVAN LETS US SEE THEM!!!!
smile

Breadvan72

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46,182 posts

129 months

Wednesday 17th March
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Three pics. More tomorrow.








IroningMan

9,716 posts

212 months

Wednesday 17th March
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What a lovely looking thing. Is the paint metallic, and the original colour?

Breadvan72

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46,182 posts

129 months

Wednesday 17th March
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OK one more. Night!


Bobberoo99

23,353 posts

64 months

Wednesday 17th March
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Oooohhhhhhhh, lovely(rusty), nice colour(IT's PINK!!!), i bet it's great to drive...............
Seriously, i REALLY like that, looking forward to details, and a thread about how it's ruined you!!! smile

Mr Tidy

14,069 posts

93 months

Wednesday 17th March
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Ooh, that's fantastic. thumbup

GC8

19,540 posts

156 months

Wednesday 17th March
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What a beautiful car.

gforceg

3,489 posts

145 months

Thursday 18th March
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That looks fab Breaders. Another winning choice.

Breadvan72

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46,182 posts

129 months

Thursday 18th March
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I shall miss the Beta, but it will in due course be on its way. It is driving very well at the moment. I will get a bit more mostly cosmetic work done on it, and put it on the market with UK plates for the summer.

The characters of the Beta and the 2000 are very different, despite both being well equipped and comfortable to sit in FWD four seaters. The Beta is not as hooligan as my Fiat 124 but it is quite a rorty, buzzy, urgent drive if you want it to be, whereas the 2000 is very 60s/70s luxo gran' turismo, with the gearing set for cruising. I think that it may be quite nimble also, although not as super nimble as a Beta is. The Beta is quite early-hot-hatchy in overall driving feel, but the 2000 is nothing like that (and of course neither have hatches).

TR4man

4,200 posts

140 months

Thursday 18th March
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Breadvan72 said:
Such an elegant design.

From the side view, I can see similarities with a couple of 1960s four seat Ferraris such as the 330 GT.