1978 Lancia Montecarlo Series 1

Lot: 815

Sold for (£): 17,820
Offered for sale is a 2.0L 1978 Lancia Beta Monte Carlo Series 1 manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 91 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

An eye-catching, mid-engined Italian classic indicating just 27,900 miles...

The Lancia Beta Montecarlo was the first car to be fully designed and built in-house by Pininfarina. This compact two-seat sports car was originally intended to be sold as the Fiat X1/20, however, once the opportunity to offer the car at a higher premium presented itself, the responsibility of development was delegated to Lancia.

This UK supplied, right-hand drive car was first registered in August 1978. Presented in a lovely shade of Lancia Blue with a contrasting light brown cloth interior, this rare series one Lancia Montecarlo two-seat sports car previously formed part of a private collection and we are told has been kept in a heated garage for the last 6 years. Described as benefiting from a respray around 9 years ago the car still looks really fresh and the interior is said to be great condition with minimal signs of wear. The mechanical aspects of this low mileage Lancia are described as "good to very good"by the vendor and it is MoT'd until April 2017.

Acquiring a mid-engined, Pininfarina built Italian classic would normally require pretty deep pockets, both to buy and run, but there are one or two exceptions though, one of which is the distinctive Lancia Beta Montecarlo.


Lot Details

Registration: WAF 404T RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1978 Engine size: 2.0L
Make: Lancia Odometer reading (miles): 27900
Model: Beta Monte Carlo Series 1 MOT expiry: 2017-04-01
Warranted: No Chassis number: 137AS0003477

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 91 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Very good. 


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Very good with a little wear on the original carpet


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Works as it should with very good oil pressure and no overheating issues.


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


All in working order.


Minor: Major:


Everything works as it should including the Electric windows.

Vehicle History


Some paperwork.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history