The Lancia Beta HPE: Italian Style, Russian Steel And American Recession Pricing!

What's not to love about the Lancia Beta? The first post-Fiat-takeover car from Lancia isn't a vehicle you're going to find too many examples of in the US, mostly due to some reliability issues that have sent the vast majority of them to the scrap pile. Rarer still are the HPE (High Performance Estate) three-door hatchback versions. Nothing makes us more nervous when buying a used car than the promise that it comes with "lots of spare parts", but for only $2,700 how can you say no to this awkward blue Italian beauty?

If you're in the Denver area and adventurous, the ad claims it's "ready for driving fun." Are you ready? [Craigslist via Bring A Trailer]