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mangocrazy
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« on: August 10, 2020, 02:32:28 PM »

Hi all,

Does anyone have definitive (ish) dates as to when the Series 2 and Series 2 facelift (S2FL) Betas started their production runs? I understand that nothing is totally clear cut as regards Lancia in he 70s, but ball park dates would be very helpful.

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Graham
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2020, 03:34:24 PM »

The series 2FL cars started appearing in late 78. I think and the ie cars etc. in 82? Alan (Rossocorsa) will have the definitive answer of course.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2020, 03:44:21 PM »

Neil you are getting your series confused, there are 4 series in total. I'll check dates when at home
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2020, 03:47:30 PM »

I've amended the nonsense I initially wrote. S2 1976?
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2020, 04:24:20 PM »

I've amended the nonsense I initially wrote. S2 1976?

Announced in 75 (I think) but not sure when they were first built
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2020, 04:28:54 PM »

S2FL started April 78 with some overlap of earlier series. I need to check press packs for S2 when I get home as there's no production info on pre 78 cars.
Really there is very little information and I always get the impression that Fiat want to forget the Beta range.
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2020, 11:25:40 PM »

The series two press pack says publication third week of November 1975, the series 2 FL press pack is undated. The UK importers press packs for the injection cars are dated 1982 but they were introduced late presumably due to clearing old stock, I don't think that is have the proper press pack for these I only have for the volumex. Many items still to find!
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2020, 11:18:30 PM »

Thanks for the very comprehensive replies... So the S2FL cars (the series I'm chiefly interested in) commenced production April 1978 (ish). Lancia's new model updates seemed somewhat erratic. Quite a big gap between the S2 announcement and the i.e. and VX models.
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