Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Copenhagen area
“HPE” is short for “High Performance Estate”
At the time, when Lancia ruled the Rally word with the Fulvia, Stratos HF and later the Delta Integrale, I think everything with a Lancia badge on seemed rather cool.
I think the Beta HPE was the 156 /159 SW of its time, but I didn’t much like the Lancia Beta Berlina nor the Beta Coupé.
If memory serves, a Lancia Beta Coupe survived Clarkson’s abuse all across Botswana in a Top Gear Africa edition, - almost as well as May’s much newer Merc. did.
I knew a guy, who traded in his Alfetta GTV for a Lancia HPE in order to bring the pram for his oldest son. I never saw any pram inside that car, though, but Senior even drove the same Lancia HPE to both his sons' graduations.
Cool for me.
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