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    Barn find!

    i was searching a engine for my 037 project and found this
    a Beta Coupe VX from 1985
    first owner only 25000 KM standing from 1993
    it's too good to dismantle the engine so i have decide to restore it!
    so my next project LA Beta VX.

    Enzo
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    Re: Barn find!

    Hi Enzo

    Looks in great condition for one having been stored so long, is there much rust on it, from the pictures it looks remarkably rust free, though that can always be deceptive from a picture?

    What is the interior condition like?

    Peter

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    I had two HPE VX's in years gone past and loved them. Unfortunately both succumbed to tinwork unlike my first Beta HPE from 1978 that was solid until the day it was written off by a reversing truck....The Stratos was actually a donor for the second HPE when the engine in it dropped a valve! The damaged engine was rebuilt by Barry Waterhouse and was the third engine in the chassis and the first to run in the car!

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    Hi Peter,
    it's 99,9% rust free look some detail pictures
    also the interior is like new with the rare Recaro seats!
    and the engine bay
    i have also never seen a Beta like this condition.
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    My VX coupe was the car I loved the most, I had it 15 years drove it everyday and it never let me down. The only car I really miss.
    Paul.

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    Well done Enzo, the car deserves to be restored, please keep us posted on your progress.

    Vince.

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    yes Vince,
    i post the progress here
    today i open the trunk and there was a lot of spare parts in it
    and i have found the last license plate with ended MOT 4/1993
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    i found some more rust but the doors are rust free!
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    For an 80's Beta that's never been restored that's in remarkable condition! Well worth saving!

    Guy

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    That car is in fantastic condition for its age, way better than the one I scrapped in the 90's
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