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Author Topic: 86 Beta Cvt on ebay UK (not a Zagato)  (Read 2413 times)
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« on: February 12, 2009, 01:24:10 AM »

Can you guys educate me as to if this car is a legitimate Beta Convertible? There is a dark blue 1986 Beta on Ebay UK under 260356720788 w/ about  a day and a half left on bidding and showing as being in Ramsey UK. The narrative advises it is one of 12 imported into the UK in 1986 and has rh drive. I have never heard mention of a full-on Beta convertible as compared to a Zagato in discussions or books. The quarter panels look to be the same as a Beta coupe.
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 10:13:56 AM »

In all my time with Lancias I've not seen a full on convertible like this one. 

It is definately is a converted Coupe, the boot and rear light clusters give it away .  Registered in 1986, since production stopped in 1984 I guess it could have sat around unregistered or spent some time being converted. But the front grille etc is that of a late car in the production run.

Maybe it was a specialist coachbuilder like Zagato, Felber or similar.  Like the Mizar or the Medusa.

Just playing devils advocate....Why make a special Coupe Convertible when you could just go buy the Beta Spyder?  For those two extra "seats" in the back???

I know Lancia used to do this kind of thing though, Gianni Agnelli had two Delta Evoluzione II cars made into 2 door convertibles for his wife and daughter.

Would be intersting to see the car in the flesh and find out more of its history - like who did the conversion.
On a similar theme, I once saw a Ferrari 308 GT4 turned into a convertible but I personally would have just gone and bought a car that was designed to be a soft-top from the start!


That car needs a fair bit of TLC  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 09:45:24 PM »

It's also not the first time it's been up on Ebay. Around a year or so ago was when I last saw it.
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