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Author Topic: She's back :) French Beta Coupe Turini 1300  (Read 266 times)
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« on: May 14, 2021, 11:00:38 PM »

Hi here, italian-french guy.

My first car was a Lancia Beta Coupé 1300, from 1981, acquired in 2005. It was a special Series (only in France, done by the importer André Chardonnet AFAIK - it is a Frankenstein : specific grille spoilers and decals, on a S2 IIRC. Got the 828BC3 with the D3 engine at 1366 cc, 84 hp).

I just fell in love with it in a meeting of Italian Cars. (I was bred on Alfasuds and 33 and later on btw I bought a 156 which is my daily, I'm an Alfista at heart, but definitely Lancia is like the lover in a relationship).

I drove it in town and for work daily for 5 years. It was fantastic (although let's face I only recall the good moments, not the issues Cheesy)
Due to a move in a countryside town nearby, at 30 kms (highway) from work, I had to change my daily. But I couldn't sell it, so I placed it in a garage for a couple of years, and later, I had to put it in my stepparents backyard. For nearly 6 years. Only a start from time to time. I saw it getting older, sad and aging, painful to watch.

Long story short, we built a house (with a garage I designed to accomodate my Coupé Cheesy) in 2018. Got divorced this year, and did everything it needed (towing, emergency brake drain) to get it back in my garage.
It was 3 weeks ago. And to be honest, I still go and check it every day, and every night Smiley

It has severely aged, It'll need a lot of small works and repair (only for the MOT , the aesthetics will come next), but it's back. And I'm glad I never sold it for a low price due to its condition. It has now a second life (or a third) ahead.

Expect a couple of posts for minor details I'd like to fix Cheesy


Some fun facts now Cheesy
The French Lancia Beta Wikipedia page grey coupé is mine (the picture above is from there)
The ICC Squadra Beta logo () was designed by my brother, for the Beta division of a french Italian Cars club. I'll ask him if he still has the vectorized files Smiley
Some stories about the Turini special version : http://www.auto-pub.net/ASL/Lancia/page_Lancia_Beta_Coupe_Turini_1980.htm
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2021, 07:30:22 AM »

Benvenuto!  Bienvenue!

1300 Coupes are rare and rightly cherished things.   Have you seen this chatter?

http://www.betaboyz.myzen.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2369.0


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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2021, 08:05:26 PM »

Well done and welcome! Sounds like your 1300 has lived several lives, and now it will start on another one...

Whereabouts in France are you? We have a fixer-upper in the Languedoc, and my Spider 2000 lives there (it's been through immatriculation and now has Frenc plates), but it also needs some TLC to get it back to how it was.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2021, 01:46:02 PM »

Thanks to both of you Smiley
Yes , several lives, and this one is a rough starter (extremely rich issues, working on it, may open a topic) ... Smiley
Mangocrazy, I live near Montpellier, central-south Languedoc. Where is your fixer-upper ?? Aveyron ? Lozère ?
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2021, 11:43:05 PM »

Thanks to both of you Smiley
Yes , several lives, and this one is a rough starter (extremely rich issues, working on it, may open a topic) ... Smiley
Mangocrazy, I live near Montpellier, central-south Languedoc. Where is your fixer-upper ?? Aveyron ? Lozère ?


Excellent! You are only about 50-60 kms away from us! We are in a little village called Pouzolles (34480), about 10kms from Pezenas and about 20kms from Beziers. When I can next get down there is anybody's guess, though...
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1980 Lancia Beta Spider 2000 (S2FL)
2002 VW Transporter T4
2017 KTM Duke 690R
2008 Aprilia SL1000 Falco
1992 Ducati 888 SP3
1988 Honda VFR750F
1980 Yamaha RD350LC
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