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    Restored Beta Coupe, nicely done

    https://toledo.craigslist.org/cto/d/...908209783.html

    Looks great! I could nitpick, but I wouldn't dare. I'd rather have this than a Fulvia...

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    Re: Restored Beta Coupe, nicely done

    I wouldn't trade my Fulvia for it, but that's a gorgeous Beta Coupé. One of the three I've had was a '79, but it wasn't in this kind of condition. It's madness to restore one to this level, as it's going to be very hard to find buyer at that price.

    And while I liked my '79, if I was going to restore one, it'd be an injected '81, which was by far the best of the three I had. It'd cost only a little more to restore (the L-Jet would take more than a single Weber), but the additional power and drivability would be too much to resist.
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    Thumbs up Re: Restored Beta Coupe, nicely done

    ditto what Ed said on all counts. My '81 was a fine, FINE car !

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    Re: Restored Beta Coupe, nicely done

    Quote Originally Posted by 1,6 HF View Post
    It's madness to restore one to this level
    I resemble that remark ;-)

    Lovely Coupe. Anyone know who's it is?
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    Re: Restored Beta Coupe, nicely done

    And of course I should have added that it's the best possible madness...
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    Re: Restored Beta Coupe, nicely done

    $7k feels like a bargain given the condition, but hopefully the engine rebuild entailed bringing the internals up to European spec. Would be a shame to have spent all that money and still have to settle for 80 hp when 120 or so is so easily attainable.

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    Re: Restored Beta Coupe, nicely done

    Quote Originally Posted by RJ80 View Post
    $7k feels like a bargain given the condition, but hopefully the engine rebuild entailed bringing the internals up to European spec. Would be a shame to have spent all that money and still have to settle for 80 hp when 120 or so is so easily attainable.
    Can you tell me where the european specs. can be found ,thanks Larry

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    Re: Restored Beta Coupe, nicely done

    I found them in Brian Long's book, "Lancia Beta". They can also be found in the factory shop manual. I believe in the Haynes manual, and depending on which version you have, may even be in the glovebox manual. The basic differences are higher compression pistons, cams with different timing, different carb, and lack of add on emission controls like smog pump, egr, etc.
    It is quite possible to convert the US engine to same or similar spec.

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    Re: Restored Beta Coupe, nicely done

    Quote Originally Posted by RJ80 View Post
    $7k feels like a bargain given the condition, but hopefully the engine rebuild entailed bringing the internals up to European spec. Would be a shame to have spent all that money and still have to settle for 80 hp when 120 or so is so easily attainable.
    I'm looking at it and see an asking price of $20K. Am I missing something? (If it's $7K, then I'm off to the bank on my lunch hour! )

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    Re: Restored Beta Coupe, nicely done

    Quote Originally Posted by LanciaDave View Post
    I found them in Brian Long's book, "Lancia Beta". They can also be found in the factory shop manual. I believe in the Haynes manual, and depending on which version you have, may even be in the glovebox manual. The basic differences are higher compression pistons, cams with different timing, different carb, and lack of add on emission controls like smog pump, egr, etc.
    It is quite possible to convert the US engine to same or similar spec.
    Yep. A engine in this specification should be making somewhere around 120 hp just with the Euro 8.9:1 pistons, Euro cams and single carb (or FI). U.S. spec was around 84 hp, I believe.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony K View Post
    I'm looking at it and see an asking price of $20K. Am I missing something? (If it's $7K, then I'm off to the bank on my lunch hour! )
    I could have sworn the ad said $7k at one point (it does say $20k now that I look again). I must have misread.

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