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