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1975-1982 LANCIA Beta Spider specifications


In theory this is just a Beta Coupé with a clever roof, but this is Lancia so it’s more complicated than that. The Targa top with folding rear window section and different door window frames was designed by Pininfarina and built by Zagato, which was enough for the car to be badged Lancia Zagato in America. They also changed the tail-lights for units shared with the Bristol Beaufighter. Unusually it’s a four-seater convertible. Only sold with 1600 or 2000 engines, though there’s not that much difference in performance between them.

Production

  • Production:
    9390
  • Price at launch:
    £3,128
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,000
  • Price (good):
    £3,200
  • Price (average):
    £1,600
  • Price (project):
    £700

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.5secs
  • Top speed:
    115.0mph
  • Power:
    119.0bhp
  • Torque:
    129.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    25.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, lower wide based wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, lower wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar acting as a longitudinal torque arm
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4040mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2350mm
  • Width:
    1646mm
  • Height:
    1250mm
  • Weight:
    1048kgs

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