1985 Lancia Beta HPE Volumex restoration project.
Cotswold Classic Car Restorations have available a recently found Lancia Beta Volumex hatchback which was parked up by its owner in 2007 when he purchased a new car.
The Lancia Beta Volumex was the supercharged variant of Lancia's early 80's sports coupe and hatchback, and is now a very rare sight on UK roads. Powered by a supercharged fuel injected engine it has similar performance levels as other hot hatches from the era where turbo charged and supercharged hatchbacks were the cars to be seen in.
The Beta HPE was a three-door sporting estate or shooting-brake introduced in March 1975. HPE stood for High Performance Estate, and then later High Performance Executive. This model had Berlina's longer wheelbase floorpan combined with the coupé's front end and doors. The HPE was also styled in house at Lancia by Castagno's team, with Castagnero as styling consultant. At launch it came with either 1600 or 1800 twin-cam engines, these being replaced in November of the same year by new 1.6 and 2.0 units. In 1978, like other Beta models automatic transmission became available along with power steering. It was renamed the Lancia HPE (without the Beta) from 1979 and in autumn 1981 gained the option of a fuel injected 2.0 engine. In 1984 a 2.0VX supercharged version became available. Like all other cars in the Beta range the HPE was discontinued in 1984
As anyone who has taken on a full restoration of any rare vehicle will say, one of the single biggest considerations is, "is the vehicle complete and to the factory standard specification?" The Lancia whilst outwardly appearing to have typical corrosian issues associated with a Lancia, is remarkebly complete and retaining all of the all important special components fitted to the supercharged volumex variant of the Beta.
We are offering the Lancia for sale either as an outright purchase for the new owner to undertake their own restoration or we are happy to discuss a full restoration undertaken here at CCCR with prospective purchasers who are serious about bringing this rare car back to its former glory.