1980 Lancia Beta Montecarlo


1980 Lancia Beta Montecarlo

1980 Lancia Beta Montecarlo

The Lancia Montecarlo (Type 137) is a Pininfarina-designed mid-engined sports car. This is the second series car, produced from 1980 to 1981, known simply as Lancia Montecarlos. In both cases Montecarlo was spelled as one word, unlike Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco.

Both series were offered in Coupé and Spider versions, the latter featuring a unique roll-back manually operated targa style convertible top. The Spider was sold in the United States as the Lancia Scorpion during 1976 and 1977.

Total production numbers come to 7,798 units, with production spanning from 1974 until 1982 with an interruption in 1979. 3,558 first series and 817 second series targas were built; 2,080 first series and 1,123 second series coupés. There were also 220 competition models built (Lancia 037).