The Beta Montecarlo was originally designated the X 20 and was to be the ‘big brother’ of the Fiat X 19, but whilst deciding what engine to fit, ranging from Abarth derived units, Abarth had carried out a lot of development work on the car, to the 3.2 V6 from the 130, the 2.0 litre Lancia Beta engine was used as it had a good blend of performance and economy. The name Montecarlo came from Munari’s recent win of the Montecarlo rally in a Stratos and in February 1975 it became the Lancia Beta Montecarlo and was first shown at Geneva in March.
Purchased by the current vendor as a labour of love, this car had been off the road for approximately the last five years before work commenced. Now having had over £15,000 spent on its restoration between 2015 and 2016, the car has been vastly improved. Works included an engine rebuild by Omicron engineering.
Never intended for re-sale, this labour of love is regretfully being offered with a reserve that is a fraction of what it has cost the owner and should not be missed.
Included in the cars history file are not only its recent invoices totalling in excess of £15,000, however numerous older bills and receipts, MOT’s and tax discs dating right back to the early 1990s. Also, two full sets of original keys, original owners’ hand-book, workshop manual and other paraphernalia.