1979 Lancia Zagato

"Volumex Power"

$16,900

Year
1979
Make
Lancia
Model
Zagato
Stock
B1711 B
Vin
828BS1200985
Miles
43,561
Engine Size
2.0L Volumex
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Body Color
Rosso Corsa
Interior Color
Black
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

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“The Zagato was designed as a targa type of “convertible” with the option of removing the solid panel above the driver/passenger and/or folding the soft rear window area. The Zagato starts, in a sense, as a Beta Coupe, with a floor pan and body panels being sent to Zagato (Zagato is an independent coachbuilding company and total design center located northwest of Milan, Italy) where the car is turned into a targa. Zagato begins with standard rear quarter panels, adds the center rollbar section and reinforces the area behind the seat, all of which goes to strengthen the open body. There is also some minor modification to the rear taillight panel and one reason Zagato does the work is that the car requires a fair amount of handwork, which is best done by an independent design firm. After the cars are “targa-ized” they are shipped to Lancia for rustfproofing, then back to Zagato for paint, trim and upholstery, then back the 70 miles to Lancia for drivetrain…which may help explain why the Zagato cost over $1300 more than the Coupe.” – Road & Track October 1979
Lancia Beta Vx (Volumex) specs:
Engine size: 2000 cc
Number of valves: 8
Comp Ratio: 7.5
Boost PSI: 6.5
Intercooled: no
HP @ RPM: 135 @ 5500
Torque RPM: 152 @ 3000
0-60 MPH: 8.3 seconds
“Only about 300 Beta Volumex cars were sold in the UK” – Lanciana April 1991
This two owner, 1979 Lancia Zagato offered here was purchased from the original owner, a doctor in the San Francisco Bay area in 1984. The car has been enthusiast owned and never been exposed to snow or salt and was seasonally stored indoors. In 1990 the car was repainted in its original Rosso Corsa, and the body was found to be in excellent shape. In 1992 a Volumex supercharged (Italian) engine, 5 speed gearbox, complete with all ancillaries, radiator, fan, exhaust manifold, downpipe, Volumex hood, grille, headlight frames and badging were sourced from L&M Supplies (Lancia parts specialist) and shipped from the UK. The installation occurred in 1993 in the US. In 2004, and extensive engine service was performed by Steve's Service Center in Marne Michigan and has been used sparingly and properly stored since.
Today, as a result of responsible ownership, this Lancia Zagato remains in excellent overall condition. The exterior paint, now 27 years old, still shows excellent with lots of life. The original interior is wonderful featuring excellent seat upholstery, near perfect dash, tidy carpeting and excellent glass. The engine area featuring its Volumex engine remains unrestored and very clean, the truck area is complete including full size spare and lining, The underside remains completely original and excellent in all areas including floor pans. Longitudinals and inner rockers. The rear fold down window and targa top remain very nice, fully functional and creates a great open air driving experience. The car also features 4 Cromodora Daytona wheels fitted with Pirelli P6000 Sport Veloce tires. Our test drive revealed a spirited sports car that pulled strong in all gears, responsive handling, good straight braking and provides excellent feedback to its driver. It possesses all the characteristics and all the allure of Italian Sports Cars of that era. Lancia has been creating sports cars since 1906 and has a rich and long history in many types of racing competition. The Zagato offered here is special in many ways as it has been well preserved, represents an era that is now ganing much traction in the collector car world and fitted with an authentic Volumex 2.0 liter engine which sets it apart from the rest.

This car is offered with extensive documentation including Lancia and Volumex related literature and service history. This car also comes with its original Lancia branded wheels and original Zagato hood shipped at the buyers expense if chosen.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Grand Rapids facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1979
Make
Lancia
Model
Zagato
Hobby Segment
Classic
Miles
43,561
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Body Color
Rosso Corsa
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
2.0L Volumex
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual

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