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Title: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: Gerke123 on June 04, 2022, 07:46:16 PM
Hello everyone,

After 3 years me and my dad have finally finished the restoration of our Lancia, first i'll show the pictures of the Lancia in it's finished state, i'll later add some of the restoration pics

I would like to thank BetaBoyz for the support and for some of the parts! Also, let me know what you think of the car!






Title: Re: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: Gerke123 on June 04, 2022, 07:47:49 PM
The interior


Title: Re: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: Gerke123 on June 04, 2022, 07:49:08 PM
some more pics


Title: Re: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: betaveloce on June 04, 2022, 07:51:01 PM
Very nice! Love the seventies colour  8)

Will you be going to Zandvoort this Monday by any chance (Viva Italia)?


Title: Re: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: Gerke123 on June 04, 2022, 07:51:25 PM
The engine bay, with all original stickers and the underside of the bonnet is still the original paint


Title: Re: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: Gerke123 on June 04, 2022, 07:57:38 PM
Very nice! Love the seventies colour  8)

Will you be going to Zandvoort this Monday by any chance (Viva Italia)?

Thank you! And sadly no, we already signed up for another oldtimer event that monday.


Title: Re: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: Clifford on June 04, 2022, 08:12:06 PM
Great job and Lovely car!


Title: Re: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: Gerke123 on June 05, 2022, 07:52:15 AM
So, some history about the car

We basically made 1 Lancia from 2. The Lancia you see now was just a chassis with no engine, suspension etc. the only thing it had was a dashboard, bonnet, trunk and doors.
We already had worked on a different Coupé for almost a year. All that time was spent welding until we came upon some pretty catastrophic stuff that made us decide to salvage almost all parts of the car and use it for a different Coupé.
The new chassis suprisingly had minimal rust, the bottom was still hard and that's because it was a showroom car for 7 years. It ony drove 5 years before being put aside for 30 years. The dashboard was still in perfect condition aswell due to not being exposed to the sun.
After that we worked to fix the issues the new chassis had, and to restore every part that could be saved from the previous Coupé, replaced almost all of the rubbers, restored the interior, gave the engine a full service, revised the carburetta and many, many rust prevention measures. We also had a contact that had some pretty rare Lancia parts that we put on the car too (for example, the rare radio, rear bumper with an integrated brakelight in the middle, the original antenna, other wheels and more)

And after 3 years of hard work the Lancia finally got finished, and after driving it for 200 kilometers, i can say it drives like an absolute dream.


Title: Re: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: Gerke123 on June 05, 2022, 08:00:33 AM
Some pics of the car and it's state when we first got the chassis


Title: Re: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: Gerke123 on June 05, 2022, 08:03:28 AM
Some of the welding work that went into it.


Title: Re: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: Gerke123 on June 05, 2022, 08:08:38 AM
The engine


Title: Re: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: Gerke123 on June 05, 2022, 08:09:45 AM
The Lancia getting ready to go to the paintshop and returning from it


Title: Re: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: Gerke123 on June 05, 2022, 08:17:34 AM
Great job and Lovely car!

Many thanks, Clifford!


Title: Re: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: sharknose on June 05, 2022, 09:26:35 AM
Hello Gerke, really good looking beta coupe. I especially like the interior with great looking seats and the chrome/wooden gear shift stick/knob. I would like to have this on my 3 (S2 FL) generation beta coupe, because it looks far better than my shift stick/knob, that looks cheap ...

Greetings from Ljubljana, great job, Marko


Title: Re: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: Gerke123 on June 05, 2022, 09:43:42 AM
Hello Gerke, really good looking beta coupe. I especially like the interior with great looking seats and the chrome/wooden gear shift stick/knob. I would like to have this on my 3 (S2 FL) generation beta coupe, because it looks far better than my shift stick/knob, that looks cheap ...

Greetings from Ljubljana, great job, Marko

Thank you, and regarding the wooden gear knob, we got a spare one that is the same as the one in the pictures if you are interrested.

- Gerke


Title: Re: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: HFStuart on June 14, 2022, 01:11:13 PM
I think that's an especially lovely piece of work. Are you planning a trip to the UK anytime soon? We live an hour away from Felixstowe and can promise a breakfast better than the one of the ferry!


Title: Re: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: sharknose on June 15, 2022, 09:15:05 AM
Thanks for the proposal Gerke, but for now i will stick to the original gear lever stick and knob ...

Marko


Title: Re: Our finished 1975 2.0 Lancia Beta Coupé restoration
Post by: Gerke123 on June 28, 2022, 07:29:14 PM
I think that's an especially lovely piece of work. Are you planning a trip to the UK anytime soon? We live an hour away from Felixstowe and can promise a breakfast better than the one of the ferry!

Thanks for the kind words Stuart! This year we are visiting the beautiful Belgium Ardennes but maybe next year we'll visit England again!

- Gerke