Cohort Outtake: 1978 Lancia Beta Coupe – How Does This Exist?

Whilst perusing the Cohort, I came across this picture of a 1978 Lancia Beta Coupe posted by Paul Shawcross.  Now, I was under the impression that these all rusted completely away sometime in early 1979, so how did this one escape the ravages of the tin worm?  I also can’t decide if I find it pretty because it’s rare, or if it’s rare because it’s not pretty.  I think I’m leaning towards pretty but in an abstract way, not conventional.