1976 Lancia Scorpion

Sometimes cars appear in a manufacturer's lineup to make one ask the question "just what were they thinking?" The Cadillac CTS-V wagon, Buick GN-X and Subaru SVX come to mind. If you dial back a bit further in time, the Lancia Scorpion, known as the Montecarlo in other markets, stands out. Designed on the Beta chassis, this car would form the basis of the 037, a very successful rally car of the 1980s. This mid-engined Lancia lasted but two model years in the US market, with only 1,801 sold. Rarely seen today, this Scorpion for sale in Pennsylvania has been in storage since 2001 and does not run. For a resourceful Lancia enthusiast, this could turn out to be a rewarding project.

Year: 1976
Model: Scorpion
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 111,176 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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1976 Lancia Scorpion Pininfarina. One owner with Pennsylvania A title. Not run since 2001. Nice project.

This Lancia Scorpion has been in dry indoor storage since the passing of the original owner in 2001. Bought new at Reading Foreign Car in Reading Pennsylvania. 111,176 miles. Not on the road since 2001. This is a non-running / non-operative project car. Red with sand leather interior. Repainted original color by original owner in the late 1990s. Interior is all there with the driver’s seat requiring work. Someone pulled the seat back adjustor handle thinking it to be the hand brake handle and snapped the plastic. Cloth top is nice but needs new rear top latches. Mechanical condition unknown. Engine turns by hand but may require work. I have no historical or maintenance documentation. Last Pennsylvania state inspection expired in February 2001. Will make a wonderfully fun driver. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of automotive history. Sold as-is where-is. Low Reserve.

VIN: 137AS100176

Factory air conditioning
Excellent color
5 speed manual transmission
Paint looks very nice
Original owner’s manual
Glass is all good
One set of original keys
Valid Pennsylvania title
Solid chassis – had previous rust repair
Battery tray needs repair / replacement
Sold as-is where-is

Please email with any questions before bidding. Serious bidders are invited and encouraged to view the Lancia located at our shop in Reading, Pennsylvania 19601, USA. Sold as is where is. If interested, call Fred + 1 610 796 1446 eastern time zone. eBay members with less than 5 positive feedback must communicate with us before bidding. Very reasonable reserve.

Payment terms: $500 non-refundable PayPal deposit within 24 hours of auction end. Balance in cash upon pick-up or bank wire transfer. Full payment must be received within 7 calendar days of end of auction. Shipping arrangements are the responsibility of the auction winner. We will work in full cooperation with the transport company of your choice. Vehicle pick-up must be within 14 days of end of auction. Thank you.

We are the promoters of the Deutsche Classic, Mid Atlantic’s premier all German automotive event held in Reading, PA on Saturday July 12th, 2014 as well as the European+ Automotive Auction series.

If you could source a rebuilt Fiat 2.0 liter twin cam engine, this Scorpion would be a solid base for someone looking to tackle a series of projects that, in the end, would net a unique and attractive sports car. Like many Lancias, the Scorpion succumbed to rust easily, but this one looks to be a solid survivor, no doubt in part to being stored for a long while. The interior also could use a bit of attention, with seats in dire need of new upholstery. If the final bid can be held around the $4,000 to $4,500 mark, it would give the new owner enough room in the budget for the necessary work.

-Paul

2 thoughts on “1976 Lancia Scorpion”

  1. Hey what’s wrong with the SVX?

    The Scorpion gets my vote for 70s import car worst hurt by fuel and safety regulations. It is almost completely powerless, and anyone buying one should know that or be ready to do a full euro conversion as you suggested. Otherwise, they really aren’t worth it. Pretty, but not worth it.

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