Foto's: Lancia H.P.Executive
Op Netcarshow.com kon ik het volgende over deze bijzondere auto vinden :
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. Number built: 71,258.
Dit exemplaar is uit januari 1983 en komt oorspronkelijk uit Frankrijk, waar hij grondig getectyleerd is. Misschien is het nog wel de enige in Nederland, zeker in deze bijzonder goede staat.