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Lancia Beta 2000 Spyder '81

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Reference CH2181
Make Lancia
Model Beta 2000 Spyder '81
Type targa
Construction year 1981
KM 74551
Cilinder displacement 1995
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive

 

  • Zagato fuel injection.
  • Recently got big maintenance.
  • Belgian papers with instruction manual.
  • Good condition, some details to be looked into.

The Beta was available in a number of different body styles: berlna (sedan), coupé and Spyder (convertible)

The Spyder (wih a Y) was so called by Lancia  to differentiate the car from the Alfa Romeo Spider. The Spyder used the coupé's shorter wheelbase and featured a targa top roof panel, a roll-over bar and folding rear roof. Early models did not have a cross-member supporting the roof between the tops of the A to B Pillars. Later models had fixed cross-members. It was initially powered by either the 1600 or 1800 twin-cam engine, later being replaced by the new 1.6 and 2.0. It never received the IE or VX engines. There were fuel injected engines for the US market. The Spyder was designed by Pininfarina but actually built by Zagato. The construction process was complex, with coupé bodies-in-white being delivered to Zagato for the roofless conversion, then back to Lancia for rust-proofing, then back to Zagato for paint, interior and trim, and then back to Lancia for a third time for engine installation and final assembly. Lancia probably lost money on every car built. Number built: 9390.

Specifications

  • Bodywork
  • Length : cm (in): 404 (158.9)
  • Width : cm (in): 165 (64.8)
  • Height : cm (in): 126 (49.7)
  • Wheelbase : cm (in) : 235 (92.5)
  • Weight: kg (lb) : 1060 (2339)
  • Mechanics
  • Displacement : straight-four 1995 cc (122 cu in), front-mounted
  • Valve gear : 8
  • Fuel system : 1 Weber carburettor
  • Gearbox : 5-speed manual
  • Drive wheels : rear-wheel drive
  • Maximum power : 115 hp at 5500 rpm
  • Maximum torque : 175 Nm at 2800 rpm
  • Maximum speed : 185 km/h (115 mph)
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