1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1955 Lancia Appia
To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Lancia Appia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Lancia Appia would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Lancia Beta is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 238 kg more than 1955 Lancia Appia.
Because 1955 Lancia Appia is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1955 Lancia Appia. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control.
Compare all specifications:
|1975 Lancia Beta||1955 Lancia Appia|
|Engine Size||1995 cc||1090 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||115 HP||0 HP|
|Number of Seats||5 seats||5 seats|
|Vehicle Weight||1060 kg||822 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4290 mm||3880 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1660 mm||1430 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1330 mm||1430 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2550 mm||2490 mm|