Alfa Romeos from the 1980s are one of the cheapest ways into Italian car ownership these days. Just because they are cheap doesn’t mean they are lacking on thrills, of course. Made even more famous - or infamous depending on how you look at it - the Alfa Romeo 75, known here as the Milano, offered wedge styling, a lusty V6 and rear mounted gearbox for excellent handling dynamics. Few of these are hanging around in good condition these days, but eventually you’ll stumble across a good one like this 1987 Milano Gold for sale in California.
Year: 1987 Model: Milano Gold Engine: 2.5 liter V6 Transmission: 5-speed manual Mileage: 116,961 mi Price: Reserve auction
Excellent running and looking 1987 Milano Gold. The detachable face CD and radio work. The seats are great. The things that are wrong with are shown in the pictures, mainly small aesthetics like the rubber around the doors, paint on edges slightly worn, the inside door handles are both broken at the top on both the driver and side and passenger side. The lights come on when you open the door but I believe the other interior lights work but I think it’s the bulbs.
We’ve seen a few good Milanos here at CICFS that have reached towards the $10,000 mark. There’s a few non-stock items on this, mileage is on the low side for the year but overall, it’s a pretty straight example of Alfa’s last rear-drive sedan sold in the US market. The only thing I might address is the rear suspension height. US bound Milanos had their suspension raised to meet federal regulations. Euro market 75s had a lower rear ride height, specs which some Milano owners have switched to. I’d suspect a reasonable ask for a car of this caliber would be around the $4,000 to $6,000 mark.
If any car ever epitomized the term “art on wheels,” it’s this one. The Lamborghini Miura. Impossibly beautiful, this was the car that created a whole new segment of sports car which came to be known as the supercar. White is an uncommon color for this mid-engined V12 exotic, but it strikes a very modern pose. It’s hard to believe this car was conceived over 50 years ago, as they look as fresh as yesterday’s news. This 1967 P400 is for sale in Germany, one of 764 built between 1966 and 1972.
Year: 1967 Model: Miura P400 Engine: 3.9 liter V12 Transmission: 5-speed manual Mileage: 200 mi Price: $1,100,000 Buy It Now
Just completed a full restoration at the Lamborghini factory in Italy. Car is in Germany. Car is sold FOB Germany. All original paint. Paint in perfect condition. All original interior, leather in perfect condition. All books and records. This car was always immaculately cared for and stored in a climate controlled garage. Will assist to arrange inspection of this very special classic Lamborghini. Import/export via air freight/ocean freight. Arranging customs documentation for import to USA. Enclosed transportation within main USA. For more information, viewing of the car or any other questions/delivery options, contact Heinz Meis via email or call 310-457-1709.
The seller’s description raises some question, namely, has this car been restored? If so, what has been done? Original paint and interior does not typically describe a “restored” vehicle. At $1,100,000, this is quite a high price for a Miura, as the very best are selling in the $600,000 to $700,000 range. In May, a 1967 P400 sold for 425,600 (~ $567,700 USD). At this price, I'd suspect this revolutionary automobile will be for sale for quite some time.
The Ferrari F355 was an amalgamation of firsts and lasts. This was the first Ferrari to feature five valves per cylinder and showcased the new F1 paddle shift gearbox. It would be the last mid-engined Ferrari to feature the instantly recognizable flying buttress rear end featured on so many mid-engined throughout the years. But above all, this was perhaps one of the most beautiful Ferraris of recent memory, with the famous wedge shape of the eighties having been smoothed out for the nineties before things got wild in the new millenium. This F355 looks stunning in Rosso Metallizzato, which resembles Alfa Romeo's Rosso Vinaccia.
Year: 1995 Model: F355 Berlinetta Engine: 3.5 liter V8 Transmission: 6-speed manual Mileage: 24,800 mi Price: $59,000 Buy It Now
1995 Ferrari 355 Berlinetta. 6 speed, 24,800 miles. Original two owner car in rare Rosso Metallizzato. Car has recently had its "engine out" belt service with only 400 miles added to the odometer since completed. This is a fully documented, complete example of a desirable 355. Its equipped with a Tubi exhaust that makes the most beautiful music you have ever heard. You wont be able to sneak home driving this one. It has two items that need attention to make it "Show Ready" which are as follows: (1) The emergency brake boot has started to come apart at the seams, and needs to be replaced or re-stitched. (2) The switch surrounds have been effected by the "sticky" issues that is common with these cars. They can be restored for about $600 for the complete set. If your looking for an extremely clean 6 speed coupe with service history, I would find it hard to believe you will find a nicer one. Pre Purchase inspections are always welcomed, and encouraged. I can assist in shipping anywhere in the world, and with importation in the United States.
While there are some small trim items that need attention, this 6-speed F355 presents rather well in this unusual color. Prices have dipped a bit on F355s in the last few years but seem to be climbing again for well kept examples that are equipped attractively. I'd say this F355 is not far off the mark, but somewhere in the low $50,000 territory is probably more like it given current values.
The below post originally appeared on our site November 28, 2012:
Hot hatches were all the rage in the 1980s and Fiat's answer to the GTI was a series of hot Ritmos (known as the Strada in the US) tuned by Abarth. The final evolution in the Ritmo Abarth saga, the 130TC, packed a 2.0 liter twin cam, dual carb four cylinder engine capable of 128 horsepower. We've featured two 130TCs here at CICFS already, but this is the first one that has appeared on US shores, making it attractive for Abarth fans who want something just a little different than the 500 Abarth currently being offered by the company today.
Here is for sale my 1983 Fiat Ritmo Abarth 130TC (2 liters) 5-speed, this car does not need any thing other than TLC. I have a clear Florida title, engine very strong, drives as an Abarth should do, 5 speed manual all original, make no mistake this is not, just a Ritmo 130, it is a factory made Abarth, force to sell due to lack of space and time, too many cars, please text or call at 305-401-7469 mail me at email@example.com
VIN: ZFA138A0002968221, 1983 model, 69,000 miles
VERY GOOD CONDITION
NO DENTS OR DINGS,
HAD NO ACCIDENTS
RECARO ORIGINAL (OPTIONS) SEATS
PERFECT INTERIOR, ALL ORIGINAL
TWO OWNERS FROM NEW
DRIVE FANTASTIC: TOP SPEED 195 Km/h ( 121 MPH ) - 0-100km/h ( 0-60 MPH ): 7,6
THE CAR HAS FLORIDA TITLE - IMPORTED FROM EUROPE IN 2012
In 1984 Fiat released the final production model of the Ritmo, the 130 TC Abarth. The car is based on the Ritmo 2 body, but contains exciting modifications. Abarth modifications to suspension and engine gave this car ample quantities of both acceleration and handling. The 125TC (130TC predecessor based on Ritmo 1 shell) won the 1982 Italian Group A Championship. The Ritmo 130TC was with Group N rallying in mind, and when released in 1984, was the quickest production hatch available. The Ritmo 130TC was produced between 1984 - 1988, developed 130 bhp at 5900 rpm, and could sprint to 100kmh in just under 8 seconds. This car had a very firm ride that some people would have found uncomfortable. The optional Recaro seats look the business but lack lumbar and under thigh support. They do offer good lateral support while cornering. One cannot help but wonder what the 131 Rally's 16 valve head may have added to this already impressive equation.
An October 1982 facelift saw the Ritmo's styling become more restrained with more conventional re-designed front and rear ends. Base models sold on the continent featured the by-now familiar corporate five-bar grille with single round headlamps set in a conventional grille, whilst all other models featured twin round headlamps (in the UK, all models of this generation featured twin headlamps). The rear gained conventional light clusters either side of the rear numberplate. The 1.05 litre "Brazil" engine was no longer available.
The 105TC was relaunched with revised interior trim, a dashboard mirroring that of the earlier Ritmo Super, and an upper hatchback spoiler in place of the lower one. In the UK, 7-spoke alloy wheels replaced the earlier Speedline ones. The advertising name was revised to Strada II in the UK, although the car remained badged as a Strada. The US version was unchanged but was finally discontinued at the end of the 1982 model year, leaving only sports cars in the US Fiat lineup (the X1/9 and the 124 Spider).
Most significantly, a hot hatch version — the Abarth 130TC — was added. This model was based on the 125TC with a 1,995 cc engine, but with performance increased to 130 PS (96 kW; 128 bhp) by replacing the single Weber carb used in the 125TC with twin Solex/Weber carbs on a side-draught manifold, and improved cam profiles. The 130TC was capable of 195 km/h (121 mph) and accelerated from 0 to100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.8 seconds. It was a raw hot hatch fitted with Recaro bucket seats as standard in the UK (optional in Europe), and significantly it was the only 1980s hot hatch to continue utilise carburettors instead of fuel injection coming with either twin Solex ADDHE or Weber DCOE40 carburetors. Ignition timing was controlled electronically. Although appearing outwardly similar to the restyled 105TC with its lower door & wheelarch trims, the 130TC could be distinguished by its polished four-spoke alloy wheels (continued from the earlier 125TC), aerodynamic perspex front door wind deflectors, and lower hatchback spoiler. The raw powerful twin-cam mated to a close ratio ZF gearbox made it a handful to drive, with the performance to outpace many of its contemporary rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf GTi, Ford Escort XR3i, Vauxhall Astra GTE and the MG Maestro.
The last 130TC we featured for sale was priced at about $11,000, and that was located in Italy. Is $23,500 the price of unobtanium these days? For this Fiat, I doubt it. While it is certainly in good shape and quite possibly the only example of its kind in the US, that doesn't necessitate such a huge markup. It seems the seller is hoping to recoup the shipping and importation costs while making a tidy profit. With a market for a car this small, this price is just way too out of the ballpark.
Lancia’s history in the United States is sporadic at best. Few are aware of this marque’s current existence and those that do recognize that the lineup is purely a bunch of warmed over Fiats and Chryslers. These aren’t necessarily bad cars, but for such an individualistic company, these vehicles do little justice to the heritage of the marque. In the 1970s, it was a bit of a different story, as Lancia took the Beta architecture and had a go at making a mid-engined sports car out of it. And then sent it stateside. While its presence in the US was short-lived, it provides classic car buyers an interesting, rare and affordable option for those who want others to think they bought an exotic.
Good running Lancia, starts, runs, and drives like new. Car was professionally repainted several years ago NO BONDO OR RUST just wanted a color change and still looks like new. Engine compartment could use some detailing. Driven only in summer and stored inside a heated garage. Has a few small cracks on dash, and one seat seam has come apart see pictures. These cars are becoming hard to find in this condition. Top is in perfect condition, air conditioning needs re-charged. Ask questions before auction ends. I am not the original owner and do not have any service records on this vehicle normal maintenance has been done in house. Sold as is with no warranty expressed or implied. Buyer to arrange and pay shipping costs. Someone will be available to help load.
Not a lot of detail in terms of history is provided for this car, and there are no service records that come with the car. For a Lancia from this era, that’s like walking into a Casino and choosing the slot machine in the far corner that no one uses. You have no idea what you’re going to get. While they are rare, a lot of parts can be Fiat sourced and there is a strong club backing, so keeping your Scorpion alive shouldn’t be too difficult. If this is as sound as it looks, somewhere around the $5,000 to $6,000 range would be a good estimate for a vehicle that is becoming rarer than the proverbial hen’s tooth.
The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is arguably one of the most beautiful cars to emerge in the last ten years. But you wouldn’t expect anything less from the Italians, right? While the 8C is a looker, some automotive journalists, notably Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear, took issue with the vehicle. Even though he praised the vehicle for its looks, the handling and gearbox were found to be a bit inadequate and the lap time around the Top Gear track was underwhelming. But, to buy this car solely for its performance misses the point. This is an emotional vehicle and perhaps the closest a car has gotten to being a work of art in the modern age.
Year: 2008 Model: 8C Competizione Engine: 4.7 liter V8 Transmission: 6-speed automated manual Mileage: 2,537 mi Price: $197,900 Buy It Now
We sell several brands of Exotic Automobiles from Lamborghini to Maserati, Rolls Royce, Fisker, Bentley and Spyker but the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is by far one of my favorite cars. From the minute see the absolutely exquisite body design, Competizione Mica-Finished multi layer Red Paint and the quality and attention to detail that went into the way the 8C looks on the outside you get excited to see what they did on the inside! One look confirms it, It is just as beautiful on the inside!
The leather was done in Titanium with the Twisted Full Grain Option and the seats have the Alfa Romeo Insignia embroidered in the inboard shoulder area. The Carbon Steering kit, Custom Stitching, Leather Ceiling and Console, Aluminum Pedals and the "500 Limited Edition" badge on the center console completes one of the classiest interiors I have ever seen. This is one of only 500 8C Competizione's built. It is in pristine condition and ready to open a new chapter. Please call me any time at all to request more photos or if you have questions. I can be reached at 239-560-6580 and my name is Mark. I have included a list of options below for you to look at. We are an Alfa Romeo dealer and this car has been given a clean bill of health by our service department. Buy or make your offer with confidence. Don't wait as the Alfa is for sale locally as well and many of our cars get purchased long before our listings end.
- Competizione Red Multi Layer Mica Finished Paint.............$6,180.00
- Twisted Full Grain Leather trim.............3,530.00
- Custom Stitching.............440.00
- Special Paint on Alloy Wheels.............1,500.00
- Carbon Steering Kit.............4.415.00
- Ceiling and Center Console Leather.............1,590.00
- Bose Sound System.............5,300.00
- iPod Connector.............440.00
- Sat Nav.............2,295.00
MSRP of the 8C was over $302,000.00!
***********We also will include enclosed shipping to your door at the buy it now price*****************
Prices haven’t moved much on the 8C, but this is the first I’ve seen priced below the $200,000 mark. With only 2,500 miles on the clock, that’s not terrible for an Italian exotic that offers so much style and a great soundtrack to boot. Sure, some people might say “you could have had a Ferrari.” But for those familiar with automotive history, they’ll understand just how important the 8C Competizione is in the grand scheme of things.
This Maserati Sebring GTIS for sale in Oregon was brought to our attention from our reader Sal and is a stunning, late chassis number example. These 2+2 coupes were derived from the 3500GT as a homage to the marque's win at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Designed by Vignale and built on a shortened wheelbase, this particular Sebring has the 3.5 liter inline six under the bonnet.
After much consternation, I’ve decided to put my 1964 Sebring I up for sale. It is a very late one with a body number of 324 out total production of 355. The VIN is AM101.02099. It was originally delivered to St. Louis, Missouri on March 20, 1964. It has U.S. gauges with a speedometer in MPH. The speedometer reads 23,581 miles which may or may not be correct. I’ve put less than 1000 miles on it in the 6 years of my ownership and the previous owner put less than 100 miles in his 6 years of ownership.
When I purchased the Sebring all four floor pans had some rust in them. Evidently, water had collected on the floor pans in the past and had been left standing for a period of time. All the metal on the front and rear floors pans and inner rockers were replaced with heavier gauge sheet metal. The floor pans were beaded as per original for additional strength. All replaced metal surfaces were coated with POR-15 before being painted satin black.
The body was painted a single stage polyurethane red. Many pieces of chrome trim were re-plated. This is one of the few that had factory installed over-riders on both bumpers. The interior was essentially missing and needed to be acquired. Original seats and door panels were procured, but didn’t exactly fit (hand built cars, of course). A lot of fabrication and modification was required for a perfect fit. All surfaces were recovered in the original PAC 1544 Connolly off-white leather. The carpets were fitted with high quality black Rolls Royce Wilton wool. The headliner was replaced as were the dash covering, the transmission cover and the rear package shelf. The hood and trunk lid bottoms are covered in black diamond stitched material as are the saddle gas tank covers and the front trunk section. The trunk floor is also covered in black Wilton carpet.
The original Borrani RW3823 16x6” original wire wheels (all 5) were polished and fitted with a new set of 215x65 radial tires and tubes for good drivability. The engine is a 3500cc with Weber 42DCOE8 carburetors and the correct air filter. The radiator has been refurbished and the water pump has been recently rebuilt. The transmission is the original ZF S5-17 5 speed. It shifts nice and crisp. The rear end ratio is 3.77 The original front shocks have been restored and a new heavy duty sway bar and polyurethane bushings installed. The suspension and undercarriage are detailed. The water temp, oil pressure and ammeter gauges have been restored.
This is a very nice looking and driving Sebring. It still has a few issues that need addressing. This Sebring will be in Monterey, California from August 14-17 and will be shown at Concorso Italiano on the 16th. I also have a 1967 Mistral 4.0L with wire wheels for sale. Too many cars, too little time!
If you have an interest or need more information please call me at 541-261-1970 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Buyer to arrange and pay for shipping costs.
A little under 600 Sebrings were produced over seven years. Currently they are bringing in the neighborhood of $60,000 to $100,000. This car has a reserve above $70,000, but is well presented, has a great history and has been well sorted with exception of a few minor issues. I would wager to guess somewhere in the neighborhood of $80,000 to $90,000 would be enough to seal the deal.
The Maserati Coupe GT was the car that will forever be known as Maserati’s savoir. Coming off a bad marriage with DeTomaso in the early 1990s, Fiat’s takeover of the marque did wonders for the brand and with its return to the US in 2002, expanded its sales reach like never before. Now, a decade on, Maserati is well into its second and third generation models, leaving cars like this Coupe GT behind as affordable modern classics. This Coupe GT brought to our attention from our reader Matt is for sale in Westbrook, Connecticut has just over 20,000 miles and is equipped with the Cambiocorsa gearbox.
Year: 2004 Model: Coupe Cambiocorsa Engine: 4.2 liter V8 Transmission: 6-speed electrohydraulic manual transmission Mileage: 21,930 mi Price: $33,900
2004 Maserati Coupe Cambiocorsa. This two-seat high-end sports car comes equipped with a 390 horsepower 4.2-liter V8 with continuous variable valve timing and drive-by-wire throttle control. The Coupe features a state-of-the-art 6-speed F1 paddle shift transmission (sequential manual gearbox). Not only is the Maserati Coupe quick (with a zero to sixty time of 4.8 seconds), it also features a long list of standard equipment, including lumbar seats and a trip computer. M.S.R.P was over $81,000 Offered today at a amazing price of just $33,900 only 21,000 miles. Car is mint like new!
Sure, a Maserati like this is a bargain considering its original MSRP, but are they easy to live with? True, you will have to budget out a bit more in maintenance, especially when it comes to clutch replacements for the automated manual gearbox. But those who I’ve spoken to who own Coupe GTs and Spyders say they aren’t as bad as you would think, many of them using them as daily drivers. So if the thought of a pre-owned M3 or Porsche may leave you a bit non-plussed, then it might be time to sample something with a bit of Italian flair.
While the Alfa Romeo Spider could be considered one of the most popular Italian collector vehicles in the US, not everyone is a convertible fan. What to do, then? How about that car’s sibling, the GTV? Introduced in 1963, this coupe lived a long live up through the late 1970s and was a popular alternative stateside to the car that made BMW’s bones, the 2002. This particular GTV is rather special, as it was owned by our reader George who has been a long time owner of Alfa Romeos in addition to being a sales agent at Mediterranean Motors, back when Alfa sold cars in this market. It is a fully documented car and is sure make for a great motoring companion for the next owner.
Year: 1973 Model: GTV 2000 Engine: 2.0 liter inline four Transmission: 5-speed manual Mileage: 38,420 miles Price: $25,500
1973 2000 GTV Gorgeous ALFA, All original with no body modifications and no rust and no accident history. Always garaged with a car cover. The engine and gear box rebuilt with 15k miles. Approximately 9 years ago the car was taken down to bare metal and repainted with the Ferrari Yellow paint, minor blemishes.
I have history of the car with all the work that was done in very detailed documents from mechanics of a Lamborghini dealer. It drives like a GTV should drive! If need to inspect the car you are more than welcome I am in PA at the Poconos area. Car starts up with no problems, without any ifs or buts!
Fast Road Suspension Kit (C) from Alfaholics
All bushes have been changed with polyurethane...
Koni Sport Damper's (Yellow)
10:43 LSD differential 65% new friction plates, wheel bearings and seals.
Engine was blueprinted..cylinder heads upgraded, over size valves 46mm inlet & 38mm exhaust, 10.1 pistons'. Carrillo rods.
Colombo & Bariani 12mm camshafts.
Heavy duty engine mounts
The Fuel Injection Spica is done by INGRAM Enterprises...
Stainless exhaust..sounds unbelievable....
175 hp... breathtaking acceleration
Alfaholics 4-Pot Brake Kit (One of the best for the GTV's)
The paint is in very! very! good condition
All leather seats...car is free of rust...no cracks anywhere of the dashboard
New Panasport Racing rims 15x8 Dunlop Direzza Sport tires 205/50
Never driven in the rain. I've owned Alfas for 45 years. This is one of my favorite GT's
CD AM/FM Radio with 2 6x9 speakers ….($600)
Original Bumpers they are (like new) are included
The car can be driving cross country at any time
It's One of the Best in the US....
With the Panasport wheels and yellow paintwork, this GTV does a great deal to stand out from the crowd, as you usually see these painted in red, silver, or various shades of blue. With the bumpers removed it also loses a bit of weight and lends a bit of a club sport feel to it. The seller has priced this GTV rather attractively, as late model examples in good condition can run you north of $30,000. For those interested in this vehicle, they can touch base with the seller, George, at 570-801-1762.
Ah the Lancia Beta. Fodder for the petrolhead who will point out that everything which has four wheels and Italian is crankier than a two year old who missed a meal. This was the car that brought Lancia to their knees and would turn out to be a big factor in their pullout from both the US and UK markets. However, should this car be maligned as much as it is? Maybe it's about time for a second look. Let's check out two rather different Beta models, starting off with this red Zagato for sale in Massachusetts.
1981 Lancia Zagato Targa Convertible. Unsually excellent condition exterior, interior and mechanically. I purchased the car from the original owner about 5 years ago and have put on less than 2000 miles. Always garaged either by me or previous owner. Have all receipts, owners manual, repair manual, window sticker.
Exterior: Sporty, original Rosso exterior. No accidents, no dents. Rubber bumpers are clean and don't sag over front turn signals. Paint is original, shiny and presents extremely well. Hairline cracks around gas cap- but not chipped. Chrome is clean and not pitted. Glass is clean and not scratched. Targa top fits tightly and is not cracked or chipped. Vinyl convertible top is original, in excellent condition and fits tight - plastic window is cloudy and I haven't tried to polish it. All latches for both the targa top and rear convertible top work perfectly. The original Lancia sticker is on the plastic rear window. I have the original convertible top boot, too. Wheels are in great condition with virtually no curb rash and original "L" center caps are not cracked. Tires all match and have plenty of tread. Rear taillights are clear and not cracked. Rear emblems are original. No missing parts or trim. No rust other than very small, area on the rocker panel right behind the rear wheels (see photos) otherwise absolutely rust free. Overall, the exterior presents beautifully.
Interior: Black leather. Very, very clean with the only issue being the seams coming apart and some color wear on the driver's seat which is easily repaired. Other than that, the upholstery is clean and not ripped, the door panels are clean and, again, not ripped or torn. Everything works - intermittent wipers, A/C blows cold and ventilation system ie: fan, defrost, heat - works perfectly. AM/FM stereo cassette is original and works great as well as the electric antenna. All gauges work, though fuel gage bounces around when 1/2 full. Power windows work, but occasionally blow fuses (hand crank is visible in photos). Carpet is perfect original and has drivers side carpeted mat. Digital clock works. All interior lights and dash lights work. Rubber gaskets around doors are pliant and no leaks at all. Door jambs are clean and no rust. No missing parts or trim.
Mechanical: Drives great. Timing belt was replaced by previous owner. I had a center muffler custom made when I bought the car. Rear muffler is fine. New battery. Brakes, suspension, work fine. Transmission shifts cleanly (as clean as a FWD car can) and doesn't grind in any gear. Steering has great feedback and no issues there. Engine is well maintained and fuel injection system works fine. Check out the photos to see the clean engine compartment. Clear plastic fuse box cover is cracked, but still there. New radiator fan switch installed within the last two years and that works fine. Trunk is perfect with original spare wheel, jack, tool kit and spotless carpeting. I have a made to order California Car cover as well.
This Lancia Zagato is a unique and extremely fun car to drive especially with the targa roof off and the rear top down. You've got room for kids in the backseat and the trunk has decent space. There were 2400 Zagatos imported to the US between 1979 and 1982. The 81's and 82's had fuel injection and slightly increased horsepower. If you are familiar with this model and Betas in general, most survivors are in poor condition cosmetically and mechanically. I'm selling because I have several cars and my storage situation is in limbo. Please give me a call with any questions or if you would like additional photos. Josh - 617-510-0338.
Listing locally as well. Buyer arranges pickup and shipping. Payment by Cashier's Check.
On Aug-05-13 at 09:44:29 PDT, seller added the following information: Took the Lancia out for a few test drives this weekend and the engine is stumbling at low revs. Since the car had been in storage for awhile could be due to stale gas and/or the fuel injection system. Please call with any questions about the drivability. 617-510-0338.
For spending at least the last five years of its live in New England, it’s amazing the tin worm hasn’t set in more on the bodywork. This is also an original car, which makes it stand out from the crowd of refurbished Betas that still exist. It’s rare that you see a Lancia on US roads, let alone a Beta. Less than 3,000 of these Zagatos were ever brought to these shores and fewer still are on the road. This red targa offers the chance to amaze and astound at your next Italian car meet up or car show. If the mechanical issues are not too involved, $5,000 to $7,000 would be a realistic range for this example.
Next up, we have the Zagato’s long-roofed sibling, the HPE, or High Performance Estate. Few automakers have had a crack at the shooting brake model over the years, but Lancia, ever daring, decided to have a go in the 1970s. Offering a bit more practicality to the Beta formula, there were fewer than 1,000 of these two-door estates brought to the US. This HPE for sale in North Carolina is a little more rough around the edges than the Zagato above, but is complete and a prime candidate for a bit of a refresh if one desires.
Buyer to pay all shipping costs. Can be picked up at my location.
1977 Lancia Beta HPE in very good original condition. One of only a few survivors to be found. I have owned it for over 2 years and have really enjoyed driving it. I have owned a Coupe and a Berlinas and can say the HPE is the more desirable and fun to drive. Even today it appears stylish in design. A real eye catcher. I had the timing belt and bearing replaced as well as a new fuel pump. The engine runs very strong and does not smoke or use oil. AC is cold and transmission and clutch work flawlessly. It has less than 34000 miles and retains the original paint which needs a good buffing but is presentable as is. There are several small dings and some scratches which have been painted over poorly. Also, surface rust was removed from pillar on drivers side and repainted along with left front fender. The car has never been wrecked just some small dings. I have found no rust to speak of other than some surface spots.
Interior is original leather and looks very good. Only one small wear spot on drivers seat. The car was in storage for over 16 years thus the low miles and condition. With new paint and head liner the car would show well. It does leak around the windshield if driven in rain. I purchased it to drive and have enjoyed it. Due to medical problems I can no longer drive it without pain. If you are reading this I do not need to tell you how rare the HPE is. There were only just over 400 imported to the US. Has clean North Carolina title. Email me with any questions. Car is for sale locally and I reserve the right to end auction early.
I looked for an HPE for five years before I found this one. When was the last time you saw an HPE in this quality, original condition for sale? Includes original shop manual. Buyer to pay all shipping costs. I will assist in loading. No international buyers. Will ship to US buyers only. $500.00 deposit required in 24 hours of end of sale. Balance to be paid in three days or less.
While they are rare, at $4,500, we may be close to the maximum value of an HPE in this condition. It seems this one is mechanically sound and while it wears the original paint, a respray wouldn’t hurt the appearance, along with some refreshed trim, if you could source such parts. For someone seeking Italian flair with practicality, there are few choices out there if you are stateside. With a little bit of time, effort and money, this could certainly be made into one sweet looking HPE.