1977 Lancia Scorpion

Lancia’s history in the United States is sporadic at best. Few are aware of this marque’s current existence and those that do recognize that the lineup is purely a bunch of warmed over Fiats and Chryslers. These aren’t necessarily bad cars, but for such an individualistic company, these vehicles do little justice to the heritage of the marque. In the 1970s, it was a bit of a different story, as Lancia took the Beta architecture and had a go at making a mid-engined sports car out of it. And then sent it stateside. While its presence in the US was short-lived, it provides classic car buyers an interesting, rare and affordable option for those who want others to think they bought an exotic.

Year: 1977
Model: Scorpion
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 22,799 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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Good running Lancia, starts, runs, and drives like new. Car was professionally repainted several years ago NO BONDO OR RUST just wanted a color change and still looks like new. Engine compartment could use some detailing. Driven only in summer and stored inside a heated garage. Has a few small cracks on dash, and one seat seam has come apart see pictures. These cars are becoming hard to find in this condition. Top is in perfect condition, air conditioning needs re-charged. Ask questions before auction ends. I am not the original owner and do not have any service records on this vehicle normal maintenance has been done in house. Sold as is with no warranty expressed or implied. Buyer to arrange and pay shipping costs. Someone will be available to help load.

Not a lot of detail in terms of history is provided for this car, and there are no service records that come with the car. For a Lancia from this era, that’s like walking into a Casino and choosing the slot machine in the far corner that no one uses. You have no idea what you’re going to get. While they are rare, a lot of parts can be Fiat sourced and there is a strong club backing, so keeping your Scorpion alive shouldn’t be too difficult. If this is as sound as it looks, somewhere around the $5,000 to $6,000 range would be a good estimate for a vehicle that is becoming rarer than the proverbial hen’s tooth.

-Paul

Posted under: Lancia
Dated: Aug 18 2013

3 Comments

  1. ready says:

    I would rather not a lancia that runs starts and drives like new. I would rather one that runs starts and drives like it was rebuilt, lol.

    Anyways I would like one of these quite a bit if only I was able to do an engine swap and put in the 2.0

  2. Alec Rodal says:

    Is the car still for sale? I have a few questions if it is so. Please let me know either way.
    Thank you,

  3. Paul says:

    Alec,

    By clicking on any of the large pictures in this post, you will be taken to the original auction (which is archived), where you can get in touch with the seller. The cars featured on CICFS are not our own, rather, they are from third party sellers. Thanks for reading.

    Paul