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Asking Price:

R 150,000.00

Lot Status:

For Sale

1981 Lancia Beta Spider

The Beta was the first Lancia produced by the company after it had been taken over by Fiat in 1969. The name 'Beta' was chosen for a new vehicle to be launched in 1972. The company's founder, Vincenzo Lancia, used letters of the Greek alphabet for his early vehicles but decided against using 'Alpha' for the new 1972 Lancia due to the anticipated confusion it would cause with a certain other Italian manufacturer called Alfa Romeo.

Description by seller:

A 1981 RHD Beta Spider, designed by Pininfarina, built by Zagato, with the famed 2.0L Lampredi-designed overhead twin-cam engine. An overlooked Italian classic, with only 9 390 being produced, few of which were RHD.

I purchased the car in 2016 and, as far as I can ascertain, it has had four previous owners. The second owner purchased the car in 1983 and then transferred it to his wife in 1988. Thereafter, it spent most of its life in her garage until spotted by a builder, a modern Jaguar owner, who purchased it in 2014. After spending quite a lot of money on it, he decided that classic cars weren’t for him and offered it to one of our Vintage Sports Car Club members who bought it in November 2015. As this member already had a number of cars, he accepted an offer after my having reluctantly parted with a Lancia Fulvia to a buyer in the UK. Since then the car has been very well looked after, with considerable refurbishment having been undertaken (see maintenance record below), and mainly used to participate in regularity rallies.

Maintenance Record

Purchased from C B Cardwell 18/05/2016 – mileage 33 519 km (presumably 133 519 km)

Maintenance 2016

  • Inner CV and boot – CV Joint Specialists
  • Overhaul carb – Carb Tune Up Centre
  • Make up steel water pipe – Exhaust Shoppe
  • Purchase ignition switch, expansion tank, LH mirror, speedo cable, LH door bezel and Haynes manual – BetaBoyz – UK

    Maintenance 2017
  • Repair and adjust gear linkage – Melmac Auto Elect.
  • Replace all wheel bearings - Melmac
  • Refurbished radiator – Pmb Radiator

    Maintenance 2018-2020:
  • Replace ball joints – Melmac
  • Replace cam belt – Melmac (46 091 km)
  • Replace front and back brake calliper seals

All above parts purchased from BetaBoyz

Maintenance 2021:

  • Total respray – Vanztasticpb
  • Replace steering rack gaiter & rod ends (Betaboyz), fit new handbrake cable and rear mounting rubbers – East Coast Power Steering
  • Reinforce front cross member – Auto Touch Up Centre

This vehicle is available to view by appointment in Pietermaritzburg .

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Lot Status

For Sale

Special Features

Condition rating: 117/140

Quick Facts

Reference: LOT-000158
Seller: Private
Year: 1981
Manufacturer: Lancia
Model: Beta Spider
Derivative: -
Service History: Not Applicable
Mileage: 47,790 Km
Engine Size: 1,995cc
Engine Type: Inline 4-cylinder
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 5 Manual
Layout: Front engine - front-wheel drive
Power Output: 115 BHP
Exterior: Blue
Interior: Black

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Bidding Information - 1981 Lancia Beta Spider

Estimated Price Range:

R 160,000.00 - R 190,000.00

Lot Status:

For Sale

Total Bids:


Time Left:


Start Date:

Tuesday, 03 August, 2021 - 08:00

End Date:

Tuesday, 10 August, 2021 - 18:00

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