Maarten-Jan has his own blog in which he tells everything about his special projects and his infection with the Italian car virus. After owning a few special sporty models, his eye fell on this Lancia Beta Montecarlo Coupé. The eye-opener for him was the discovery that the Italian purebred horse was designed by Paolo Martin.
By: Dirk de Jong
Maarten-Jan: “Perhaps my preference arose earlier when I rode with my grandfather in a Peugeot 104 drawn by Paolo Martin. The creative genius was also visible in the Fiat 130 Coupé. I thought that was a mighty machine. All my experiences and owning several elegant Italian cars such as the Lancia Themes are described in my blog.”
Lancia Beta Montecarlo Coupe J-003-ND
The 'birth data' of the Lancia show a year of manufacture 1978 and the first issue in the Netherlands in 2020. It is an imposing appearance. Graceful, exceptional and surprising. Power and speed speak from the lines of the Lancia Montecarlo coupé. It remains special to come face to face with a lover of the Italian purebred horses, so that you can become acquainted with a now rare Lancia Beta Montecarlo Coupé and also hear the stories behind the possession of the classic.
Maarten-Jan could describe the restoration very briefly: “It was a bare chassis of a Lancia Beta Montecarlo and… 20 crates of parts.” A time-consuming job with a strikingly beautiful result. We understand his fascination. We even have to restrain ourselves not to put a seat next to the car and look at it for an hour. You can see the restoration in detail via LanciaMontecarlo.nl.