The Lancia Beta HPE was a three-door sporting estate introduced in March 1975. HPE stood for High Performance Estate, and then later High Performance Executive. This model had the 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 with the number built being 71,258.
This very rare Lancia High Performance Estate is said to be in excellent overall condition, having been stored in a Parisian underground heated garage. It has recently been recommissioned and is ready for use or light restoration.
The car has had 2 owners, the last from 1992, and is NOVA registered.