The Lancia Scorpion was, like many Lancias, beautiful but flawed. With incredibly good looks by Pininfarina, the car had looks of sports cars costing much more, but problems lurked beneath the skin. A weak crossmember prone to rust and brakes that were overly boosted in the front were but a few of the problems, along with modifications to the suspension and engine for the US market that stifled performance. Sold for only two years, this is a forgotten classic amongst most collectors. This Scorpion for sale in Rhode Island has been restored and is ready for some spirited summer motoring.
You are bidding on a restored 1976 Lancia Scorpion. The car presents beautifully with straight lines and flawless new paint. It has been given WHOA brakes, dual Webers, Alquati manifold and a quad tip ANSA exhaust to boost performance. There is no rust on the car and it has never had accident damage.
This car was originally purchased in Tacoma Washington, it was then sold to a new owner in Kent, Washington where it remained until I purchased it in 2008. I have original sales documentation and most service records from its time in Washington as well as records for all recent upgrades. Upgrades to the car include:
Beautiful white paint in original bianco
Newly re-upholstered leather seats
New WHOA brake system in front
New rear calipers
ANSA quad exhaust with wrapped header
New master brake cylinder
New master clutch cylinder
New brake hoses
Upgraded Hella Vision headlights
New starting relay
New belts and hoses
New top straps
New head gasket
The car has been at numerous Italian car rallies and shown several times at Tutto Italian where it has won Best Lancia. This beautiful Scorpion drives like it is on rails and draws attention where ever I take it. The car is in great shape but as it is almost 40 years old, it is sold as is with no warranties expressed or implied. Car is located in Rhode Island. I'm happy to arrange help arrange shipping. Good luck and enjoy a sweet ride this summer!
Scorpion are an affordable Italian classic these days and many of the early teething issues can be overcome with newer technology these days. About $6,000 to $7,000 is the price of entry for these sports cars, with those in good condition selling anywhere from $9,000 to $15,000 on average. I'd suspect somewhere around $12,000 to $13,000 would do the deal in this case.