Lancia Beta 2000 Zagato Spider
Unique Opportunity to Acquire From a Private Collection an Ultra Rare Collector Quality, Original, Low Miles, Appreciating Italian Sports Classic in Superb Show Condition with Excellent Provenance
History & Provenance :
The last classic enthusiast owned this cherished vehicle for over 15 years.
First Registered in 1980 this is the desirable Targa model with the superior 2L Twin Cam engine and a Weber carburettor.
It has been correctly stored in a heated garage with other classics and it is not exposed to the elements.
It still retains the original tool kit, original spare wheel, original Lancia handbooks / sales brochure and 2 sets of original keys.
For a car that's celebrating its 40th birthday this year (tax free) its in absolutely outstanding condition and testament to the amount of time and money that has been invested in it over the years to keep it in TOP FETTLE
The car is mechanically perfect. Both engine and gearbox run faultlessly.
Front wheel drive handling, independent suspension with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The soundtrack coming from its standard looking Custom made stainless steel exhaust system that carries a lifetime warranty by specialists Custom Chrome Ltd is wonderful
Super fun drive with the distinctive note putting a smile on your face every time.
Many new parts have recently been fitted including starter motor, alternator, Air filter, temperature sensor, new rubber seals all over car to include targa top, boot, and doors , refurbished callipers and new brakes, petrol tank sender, new ignition system with distributer, spark plugs & rotor, mats, wipers, full rad flush and engine service.
Carburettor was refurbished by Omnicron Engineering.
A full engine flush, filter and oil change were performed 200 miles ago at 33922 miles at the same time as the MOT.
Body work is beautiful -
This is the most desirable and best looking version of this car being the 2 door convertible featuring a Targa top roof panel, a roll-over bar and folding rear roof. The styling is unique.
Finished in the best colour and with a deep lustrous shine 'Rosso Red' the coachwork is in stunning overall condition with no rust, scratches or dents.
Colour coded Fold down rear section made at great expense by Roger Davies Coachworks of Birmingham.
Fold down rear section is in excellent order as vehicle has always been stored in a garage. I even have a colour coded tonneau cover for the rear fold down section.
All Wheel arches are in A1 order.
Super rare front & back original chrome bumpers are in perfect undamaged condition.
Engine Bay is in fantastic order as picture shows - like a vehicle of a couple of years of age
Very Hard to find original Lancia alloys have been fully professionally refurbished by Perfection Alloys Midlands with a custom mirror polished chrome edge and recess combined with silver face.
Wheels are in mint condition with not a scratch on them.
Original Lancia center caps all round.
All 4 premium tyres are in excellent order with plenty of tread on them.
Brakes and calipers and are in excellent order.
The dash and instrument panel and vents are all in perfect and complete condition with no cracking.
Seats are upholstered in original black ribbed leatherette which is in remarkable original condition with no damage, rips or holes.
Carpets spot on
Overall the interior is in as good as it gets original condition.
Electrics have No Problems to report - every gauge works - Original Blaupunkt radio cassette is present and has been fully refurbished by a local specialist. Its in perfect working order as is the original digital clock , Original cigarette lighter is present and working also
This is a vehicle that would sit well at any show or in any collection anywhere.
Mechanically and aesthetically sorted Italian 70’s / 80’s Sports Classic Vehicle that will turn heads, increase in value and is thrilling to drive both as an everyday vehicle or to display at weekend shows.
This vehicle can only be described as a top collector quality example of a classic Lancia with much time, money and love being invested in it over the years on keeping it in it splendid condition
After being invited to display it at the NEC motor show alongside modern supercars i was told by the Lancia Motor Club that it had to be one of the finest surviving examples anywhere.
Its a piece of motoring history that's an investment and will only appreciate in value.
This car is not and never has been ‘barn find, or ‘honest project’ that will never be completed due to the ridiculous amount of time and money it takes to properly resurrect an old heap.
Or A banger with little or no history that is hiding a myriad of structural / mechanical / electrical faults that will bite you within the first week of ownership. You can find these for less money depending on how many holes they have in them and what is missing / not working.
What it is :
Is an amazing value sports classic - if this was a 34,000 mile , never rebuilt 1980 Ford Escort RS2000 in this condition it would £60k + and nowhere near the class and style of a Zagato Spider .....
This is a Cherished vehicle that has come from a private collection that has been meticulously cared for and looks the business. There’s nothing left to spend on, just get in and enjoy.
It turns heads everywhere it goes and you will receive endless compliments whenever you stop at the fuel station.
Produced by the firm founded by Vincenzo Lancia (1881-1937)
Designed by the firm founded by Battista 'pinin' Farina (1893-1966)
Built by the firm founded by Ugo Zagato (1890-1968)
Who said '3 in a bed' doesn't work ! Pure Magic. VIVA LANCIA ITALIA!
ALL GENUINE INQUIRIES & VIEWINGS WELCOME FOR THIS VERY RARE & SPECIAL VEHICLE
£22,995 OR VERY VERY CLOSE OFFER WITH NO PX
£22,995 FIRM IF PX IS REQUIRED
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CAR IS UK REGISTERED ON UK V5 NO EXTRA COSTS WHATSOEVER TO USE ON MAINLAND
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