The Lancia Montecarlo was a mid-engined sports car sold in the 1970s and very early 1980s. The vehicle was named "Montecarlo" (spelt all one word) not Monte Carlo (the capital of Monaco). A low-power version, the Scorpion, was sold in the United States at the same time. Spider versions of the Montecarlo featured a unique roll-back manually operated targa style convertible top.
Based on the prototype Abarth 030, the car was known as the X1/8 (later the X1/20) while in development, and was intended to be a Fiat-branded 'big brother' to the Fiat X1/9. It had a similar mid-engined layout, with a larger engine and roomier interior.
The car was passed to Lancia, and was constructed by Pininfarina, the original design company, in Turin, Italy. Production lasted from 1975 through 1979 for the first series (S1), with a second version (S2) launched in 1980. Production of the Montecarlo ended in 1981. Originally uploaded by Rogue Automotive Design, wheels from Medigoflame's Honda Integra (classy, yet not flashy), and brakes by AD9. Current Song: "Ten Thousand Fists" by Disturbed. #1970s #1980s #2door #Automobile #Beta #Car #Coupe #Italian #Lancia #Lancia_Beta_Montecarlo #Montecarlo #MR #Sports_Car #Stock #Straight_4 #Transportation #Vehicle