eBay discovery Rare 1976 Lancia Beta Montecarlo Spider for sale

Posted on Monday, 5 October 2009 , 13:10:05 byEmil

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eBay discovery Rare 1976 Lancia Beta Montecarlo Spider for sale

Few people remember that a couple of decades ago, the Italian group Fiat were an interesting presence on the North American market. Americans did not consider the Italian cars to be reliable or fantastic, but they liked it because the cars produced by the Fiat Group were different than what the local automakers produced. This was until one day Fiat decided it was time to retire its business from the North American market. Now, a lot of the cars bought decades ago in the USA are up for sale on eBay, and some of them are quite rare vehicles. For example, what we have here is a 1976 Lancia Beta Montecarlo Spider. Actually, the Lancia Beta Montecarlo Spider was sold on the North American soil under the name Lancia Scorpion, in order to avoid any name confusion with the Chevrolet MonteCarlo. The Lancia Beta Montecarlo was produced in two versions. More precisely, Coupe and Spider, with the Spider having a rollover fabric top. The Lancia Beta Montecarlo was designed by the famous Pininfarina. The launch of the Lancia Beta Montecarlo took place in 1975. The model got a facelift in 1979 before being put out of production in 1982.

The North American Lancia Scorpion got its power from a 1.8 liter four cylinder engine that has an output of just 81 horsepower. This was caused because of the fact that the European engine did not pass the emission standards. The European Lancia Beta Montecarlo got its power from a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that has an output of 122 horsepower.

The example put up for sale on eBay is a 1976 Lancia Scorpion. The potential buyer has to pay 8500 dollars in order to get his hands on this classic. A very important quality of this particular car is that the owner claims it has only 17000 miles on the road.

For those of you interested, you can find the eBay ad here


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