Lancia Beta Montecarlo – 1978

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978


Lancia Beta Montecarlo – 1978


Marca : Lancia
Modello : Beta
Versione : Montecarlo
Anno : 1978
Esemplari prodotti : 7.798
Designer : 

Motore : 4 cilindri in linea
Cilindrata : 1.995 cc
Distribuzione : DOHC
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : Carb.
Potenza : 118 CV
Top speed Km/h : xxx


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Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978

The Lancia Montecarlo (Type 137) is a Pininfarina-designed mid-engined sports car which was produced by Lancia in Italy from 1975 to 1981.

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978

Cars from the first series, which were produced from 1975 to 1978, were known as Lancia Beta Montecarlos and those from the second series, produced from 1980 to 1981, simply as Lancia Montecarlos. In both cases Montecarlo was spelled as one word, unlike Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco. Both series were offered in Coupé and Spider versions, the latter featuring a unique roll-back manually operated targa style convertible top.

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978

At the early stages of development the Montecarlo was known as the Fiat X1/8 Project, commissioned by Fiat for Pininfarina to build a 3.0 litre V6 mid-engined sports car. An X1/8 chassis was designed and developed for the first time in-house by Pininfarina and not based on any existing production car. Due to the Oil Crisis later on, the project was renamed X1/20 and updated to 2.0 litre. The first car to be made out of the X1/20 Project was the Abarth SE 030 in 1974. The project was passed to Lancia, and was constructed by Pininfarina, the original design company, in Turin, Italy.

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978

Total production numbers come to 7,798 units with production spanning from 1974 until 1982 with an interruption in 1979. 3,558 first series and 817 second series targas were built; 2,080 first series and 1,123 second series coupés. There were also 220 competition models built (Lancia 037).

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978

 

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978

 

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978

 

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978

 

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978

 

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978

 

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978

 

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978

 

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978

 

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978

 

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978

 

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978

 

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978

 

Lancia Beta Montecarlo - 1978


 

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