1981 Lancia Beta 2000 with 37,000 miles

The Lancia Beta isn't a car that is remembered too fondly by some enthusiasts. Problems with corrosion plagued this car which led to structural failure at times. This was the first new Lancia after Fiat took over the company, and under the hood was a twin cam Fiat four cylinder engine. Nevertheless, the Beta became one of the best selling Lancias up to that point. It would also be the final model US customers would see. These cars are almost extinct on US roads today, but occasionally you'll see a good one pop up for sale. Such is the case with this 1981 Beta 2000 with under 40,000 miles for sale in Oregon.

Year: 1981
Model: Beta 2000
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 37,382 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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Bella macchina Italiana Via!

One very rarely gets an opportunity to purchase a car like this. 3 owner California/Washington car from new, the last owners were an 85 year old couple from Union, WA who purchased it from a long time collector in Spokane, WA. They reported investing over $10,000.00 into this car to get it to the level it is currently. The car has just 37,382 actual miles. Clean Auto Check and CARFAX History Report with no accident indicators. A unique and wonderful sports car!

The Lancia Beta (Type 828) Coupe was produced from 1972-1984, and was the first "new" model introduced by Lancia after it was taken over by FIAT in 1969. This car is equipped with a fuel-injected 1995cc, DOHC transversely mounted I-4 mated to a manual 5-speed gearbox. It is equipped with Rack & Pinion Steering, Power Windows, Tilt Wheel, Air Conditioning, Rear Window Defogger, Shoulder Belts (front seats), 3 Speed Windshield Wipers, Day/Night Rearview Mirror, Dual Sport Exterior Mirrors, Reclining Bucket Seats, Air Horn, Fully Independent Front & Rear Suspension, and 4 Wheel Disc Brakes. These Front Wheel Drive models were widely regarded as being a "Driver's Car" by Industry Professionals and gained great popularity with the public. This car features an upgraded Kenwood AM/FM/CD player and nice 6" speakers that sound great, an Upgraded Sport Shift Knob (Original also included), and the addition of a tasteful front air dam spoiler painted to match the car. Original Wheels are wrapped with Pirelli Cinturato Radials with about 85% tread and has the original spare wheel and tire in the trunk (with cover). Even has the original windshield, and note the cool rear quarter "pop-out" windows! All gauges appear to work, including tach, speedometer, odometer, battery, oil temperature, water temperature, and fuel.

Interior has been redone with beautiful new seats, nice headliner, and good door panels, except for one small defect on the passenger rear. The black carpet is "good" over all, with some excessive wear on the driver's side front. 4 black floor mats are included. The dash is crack free. The car runs, drives, and shifts well, and recently completed a 200+ mile road trip with ease and got great gas mileage too! Lube, oil and filter service was just completed on 8-21-14. Beautiful shiny Onyx black paint is complemented by tasteful anthracite grey racing stripes on the bonnet and trunk lid, accented with a slim hand painted red pinstripe. It sets the car off and looks great! The paint shows well, with the standard amount of imperfections. It appears to be about a 2-3 year old paint job on a very straight body. All exterior lights have been checked and work properly. The car comes with 4 keys and the original key "number" metal tag.

The car will be sold as-is, where-is, with all faults expressed or implied. We will not be responsible for any errors or omissions and serious bidders are always encouraged to do their due diligence and inspect the car prior to bidding on it.

A $500 Paypal Deposit is required with the balance being due within 7 days of auction's end. We will store the car for 14 days before storage fees will incur at the rate of $35.00 per day. We are happy to assist with transportation suggestions, but the sole cost will remain with the buyer. A documentation fee of $75.00 will be charged if the new buyer resides in Oregon. The car currently wears a current Washington Collector Car license plate which will be removed at the time of sale unless the new buyer resides in Washington. We are a licensed, bonded dealer in the State of Oregon, established in 1989. We have 100% positive feedback on eBay so bid with confidence, and please ask any questions you have prior to bidding. We will do our best to answer them in a timely manner. You may also email or call/text David at (503)539-6609 between 9AM-7PM Pacific Time.

A portion of our sale proceeds will benefit the Milagro Foundation, a children's charity in California. Thanks for supporting this great cause!

Vehicle may be picked up from our warehouse in Lake Oswego, OR, approximately 10 miles south of Portland.

Please respond within 24 hours of auction's end and be prepared to sign and return a purchase order and necessary documents to title the car in your state. Any taxes and license fees are the responsibility of the buyer.

Thanks for your interest and Happy Bidding!

David A. Goldenberg Enterprises DA3423
16066 Boones Ferry Rd. Suite F
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
(503)539-6609 Voice
(503)699-6564 FAX
Established 1989

This car was recently appraised at $8,750.00, its current market value taking the low mileage into consideration.

The appraisal listed for this car seems about right according to the Hagerty Classic Car Price Guide, listing a top example at just over $9,000. At no reserve, it will be interesting to see where bidding ends up for this car, especially since part of the proceeds are going to a good cause. You just don't see Betas that have survived like this every year, let alone every day. If you want to make a statement at the next Fiat Club meet, here's the car in which to do it.

-Paul

1977 Alfa Romeo Montreal Targa

It’s rare that a concept car sees the light of day and if it does, the styling cues you’ll see on the showroom floor will differ to varying degrees than what was viewed on the auto show circuit. But, in the case of the Alfa Romeo Montreal, this halo car made it through to production with much of its cache in tact. With a V8 derived from the legendary Tipo 33 racer under the hood, this car was not only a looker, but had speed and sound to go with it. This example for sale in Germany was converted to a Targa, not an option originally available. It looks to be a fairly professional job and offers one the opportunity to take in even more of that raucous V8 soundtrack.

Year: 1977
Model: Montreal Targa
Engine: 2.6 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 39,000 mi
Price: $45,000 Buy It Now

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The Alfa Romeo Montreal was introduced as a concept car in 1967 at the Expo 67, held in Montreal, Canada. The first production car was shown at the 1970 Geneva Motorshow using a 2593 cc dry sump lubricated V8 engine with Spica fuel injection that produced around 235 bhp, coupled to a five-speed ZF manual gearbox and a limited slip differential. This engine was derived from the 2-litre V8 used in the 33 Stradale and in the Tipo 33 sports prototype racer. The chassis and running gear of the production Montreal were taken from the Giulia GTV coupé and had double wishbone suspension with coil springs and dampers at the front.

Up for sale is a very rare, well preserved Montreal, which was converted to a Targa by its last owner, who was an engineer. The work on this one of a kind Montreal has been done professionally, with reinforcements in the interior (under console and above rockers). The underbody is untouched in good original condition, (which is unusual for these mainly in Europe and Canada sold cars). Therefore the reinforcements are relatively easy removable, if you wanted to put the car back in its original condition. This car comes out of an estate. We have documentation & history from the previous owner, such as design sketches, photos and invoices. The original alloy wheels and air cleaner are not installed, but come with the car.

Interior: seats are upholstered in black leather and look almost like new. One missing switch in the dashboard, which was also covered with leather. Door panels due to work on the e-windows removed but will be installed before a new owner gets the car. Generally the interior is in very good condition.

Paint: excellent except for a few small marks and scratches. I would give it a strong 8 out of 10. Original color was metallic brown and the Alfa was sanded down to bare metal before the green respray.

Body: near perfect condition, seemingly without any former accidents and no rust repairs. A small tiny rust spot in front of the rear wheel, otherwise no rust. Correct gaps, no, or minimal dents. The Targa roof can be stowed in the trunk. The underbody is very good, original and rustfree.

Mechanical: it all seems to work fine apart from windscreen wipers. The electric windows are a bit slow. The engine runs good, transmission shifts well. The car hasn’t been driven for some time, so the brakes could be overhauled. But don´t get me wrong, generally the mechanics are in very good condition. This Alfa drives very nice.

Other: Chrome and stainless steel bumpers are good, could be partially polished. The tires have a lot of profile. 90% of the rubber seals are excellent.

Legal: who bids agrees to the following: Our regular sales and withdrawal conditions for our new items are excluded for this article, since it is a used, 37-year-old vehicle, in which defects may be present. Sold as is, no guarantee or warranty of any kind, full payment and collection within two weeks after the auction ends. Place of jurisdiction is Hamburg Germany. We reserve the right to end the auction anytime, since the vehicle might be offered in other media. Deposit US$ 600 with PayPal for foreign buyers within 48 hours, balance: bank wire or cash. To use our Los Angeles or Ft. Lauderdale based business partners might be an additional option for the transaction, but will cost a fee of USD 500,00

Despite our detailed description, it makes sense to look at the car and test drive it. Of course you can also send an inspector. We are experienced with shipping/importing cars from the US and offer free delivery to the nearest port. For more detailed information please call +49-40-6424272 or cell +49-172-411 1891. Email might not be answered on time, since I am traveling until 8/14. In case it sells to the US, we can help with information of an US buyer, who imported his Montreal from Hamburg.

This is also worth seeing:

http://www.classicdriver.com/en/article/cars/6-young-classics-worth-investing-right-now

We have good feedback as a classic car dealer and Mustang shop in Germany. See http://www.classicdriver.com/en/article/cars/carmania-hamburgs-mustang-specialist or www.carmania.de

Conclusion: the previous owner was certainly an enthusiast who has realized his dream of a Montreal on an excellent base vehicle to start with. Looking at the near perfect body and underbody, the 63,903 km (39,000 miles) might even be original. This is a true Italian sports car with a nice revving 2.5 L V8 engine, inherited from an Alfa race car. The rarest and fastest Alfa Romeo production car of the 70`s. More worth and greater investment than the Giulias and GTV´s. In March Gooding & Co sold a Montreal for USD 176K!! It gets harder to find a Monti in good condition for the price I am asking. For more detailed information please call +49-40-6424272 or cell +49-172-411 1891.

Good luck bidding

A Montreal is not the Italian classic you should be eyeing if you are a beginner to the game. The fuel injection system on these cars is notoriously complex to tune, and many bespoke parts can be hard to source these days. Around $40,000 to $60,000 is the meaty part of the value curve for these Alfas at the moment, with exceptional ones bringing a bit more, of course. With a respray and targa conversion, a lot of this car's originality is lost, which is no doubt reflected in this car's lower price. If a regular Montreal isn't unique enough, with a bit of fettling, this targa would make a nice weekend runner.

-Paul