Started on April 29 by T_Rocco

Lancia Scorpion

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1976 #132 50,000 miles Not restored… more of a rolling restoration. Needed “nothing” when I bought it four years ago. That was my story… several thousand $$$ later it is quite sorted out. A previuos owner added some goodies to the engine. My contribution to the car was gently restoring the suspension. Replaced all rubber throughout and replaced the springs with Euro/Montecarlo springs which lowered the car 1.5 inches. The car handles fantastic and I have yet to see another on the road…

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Coupefan
April 29, 2008, 9:46 p.m.

Wish I still had mine.

bravenrace
April 30, 2008, 6:29 a.m.

A friend of mine had one in high school, circa 1977. Cool car!

Snakedriver
May 4, 2008, 8:29 a.m.

What kind of engine does it have? Is it RWD? Looks great. Leo

T_Rocco
May 5, 2008, 7:15 p.m.

Thanks, I think it would be a car you could miss as it is quite unique... The first one I had was owned by someone in high school when it was spun into a pole and left in a field for 15 years... just parts. Sorry, it is a 1.8L DOHC, single Weber 34, 5 speed. All transverse mounted, midships, driving the rear wheels. Rides very much like my friends 308...

racerdave600
May 7, 2008, 11:11 a.m.

Very nice looking car! I've always liked them, and had a friend that bought one that was turbocharged by a place in Florida in the early '80's. It was a ballistic fast...until it had a major melt down. It sat in a locked fence area of an apartment complex until the management had it towed to a scrap yard. I wish I had been there to intercept it. Great looking car!

T_Rocco
June 14, 2008, 3:06 p.m.

Dave, I have yet to hear about a Fiat/Lancia with an aftermarket turbo set up that is anything but "melt down" they aren't built to run those levels of stress. A guy on the west coast has transplanted a Lancia turbo into his Scorpion and has dyno tested 284 bhp at the rear wheels... with that kind of power and a potential to get the car under 2000 pounds it should be wicked fast/quick!

PapaTony
Aug. 2, 2008, 3:32 p.m.

I just gotta give our bigger brother a vote here... nice lookin' survivor here!

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