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General Category => Back in the day => Topic started by: TonyLanciaBeta on January 29, 2013, 10:08:21 PM



Title: Beta Stories/photos from the 70ís or 80ís ?
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on January 29, 2013, 10:08:21 PM
Beta Stories/Photos/Videos from the 70ís or 80ís ?

-Photoís
-Online videos
-Did you work for Lancia
-Drove one as a company car
-Learnt to drive in a Beta
-Worked in the press at the time
-Or just anything Beta related

It would be great to hear your stories/memories
absolutely anything that might be of interest from this era

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Title: Re: Beta Stories/photos from the 70ís or 80ís ?
Post by: Kevo on May 22, 2018, 09:22:27 AM
Hi
Just found this photo, which was taken in the 80s. Poole, Dorset.
Pretty sure that's a Beta Coupe.


Title: Re: Beta Stories/photos from the 70ís or 80ís ?
Post by: HFStuart on May 22, 2018, 05:11:00 PM
Making the Allegro and the Avenger (?) look particularly dowdy.


Title: Re: Beta Stories/photos from the 70ís or 80ís ?
Post by: smithymc on May 22, 2018, 06:32:30 PM
Avenger/Hunter? Hard to tell.

As you say, the coupe looks from a different era( and continent!).


Title: Re: Beta Stories/photos from the 70ís or 80ís ?
Post by: RichB on May 24, 2018, 08:30:57 PM
Mark 1 Cortina up the road. The Beta was very modern in the 80's and mechanics were used to basic stuff and were quick to dismiss complicated engines as rubbish. Must have been a nightmare to find a decent specialist.


Title: Re: Beta Stories/photos from the 70ís or 80ís ?
Post by: rossocorsa on May 24, 2018, 10:12:56 PM
Mark 1 Cortina up the road. The Beta was very modern in the 80's and mechanics were used to basic stuff and were quick to dismiss complicated engines as rubbish. Must have been a nightmare to find a decent specialist.

i think British mechanics dismissed anything that wasn't Neanderthal and following the Ford/BLMC/Rootes philosophy. Actually if you look at an 8v twin cam it is a paragon of elegant simplicity 


Title: Re: Beta Stories/photos from the 70ís or 80ís ?
Post by: HFStuart on May 24, 2018, 10:55:10 PM
That's very true.

My dad used to rant about the work done by garages on Imps that he had to sort out (they were generally pretty second hand by the time we could afford them) and they weren't particularly complex either  - just a bit innovative.


Title: Re: Beta Stories/photos from the 70ís or 80ís ?
Post by: peteracs on May 25, 2018, 07:43:10 AM
Mark IV Cortina in fore ground on the right. I had a couple for company cars and the 2.0 was no slouch and handled Okish for a larger car.

Peter