November 5, 2019 at 1:45 pm #5480JustinParticipant
Well, I see the Lancia Club Forum hasn’t been active in over 7 months, but hey…. here I am, new to the Lancia-world, damn proud of this….. and happy to be a part of the group (no matter HOW inactive it is!)
My name is Justin (47) and I live in New York City (ever hear of it?!? lol) I just bought a 1976 Beta Coupe 1800 that has a swapped out engine for a 1981 Zagato 2000 engine and fuel system. Its kinda Burgundy color with dark brown leather interior. When I was much younger (roughly 1990 and i was 18-ish), I saw a cherry red Beta for sale on some Used-Car lot in Poughkeepsie NY, and pulled over to see what the heck this cool thing was! I thought it was some kind of Italian BMW or an Alpha or something…. it was gorgeous, but at the time, I was all about Japanese sports cars (Honda CRX.) It stayed in my mind all these years…. Since then, other than very rare occasional sightings, I forgot all about the Lancia Beta. Then, about 4 months ago…. I saw one on the side of a residential suburb street in Westchester, in great shape, partially covered by a tarp. I took a pic and went home to get online. Unbelievably, much to my amazement….. I FOUND THAT SAME CAR FOR SALE on craigslist, and a old posting on BringATrailer. I was blown away that I actually found it. After about 3 months of nagging, pestering and keeping myself in his face…. the owner finally agreed to sell to me for a good price. I take the car this upcoming weekend and I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!! At long last I have my Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible AND my Lancia Beta Coupe!!! (Now if I can just find a 1980 VW Scirocco, 1972 Opel GT and a Triumph Stag…. my childhood ‘Obtainable Dream Cars‘ collection will be complete!!!)
Any New York State Beta owners out there?!?!?!?December 4, 2019 at 1:48 pm #5544alcadminKeymaster
Welcome to the Lancia family.
You are welcome to email me your contact information so I can include you in the ALC Updates that we are sending out. I can always use a photo or two of your car.
Look forward hearing from you,
Leif Neuman, ALC WestDecember 22, 2019 at 8:40 pm #5550
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