1976 Lancia Scorpion running project car LOOK!!!

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  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lancia
  • Model: Scorpion
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1976
  • Mileage: 124,461
  • VIN: 137AS0101296
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 1.8
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan/Brown
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States


1976 Lancia Scorpion project car. Purchased by me in 2001, it had been neglected in a warehouse in California since 1983, when it was parked with 122000 miles on the odometer. I've been working on it as a part-time project ever since, but unfortunately progress slowed quite a bit after the recession, and I haven't done any major work since rebuilding the engine in 2012. We just had our first baby so a two seater is no longer an option, and we are moving so this is the time to sell.
Some of the good things: Body is rust free and straight. Because of the high mileage and the years of storage, just about every mechanical item has been replaced: brakes, clutch, hydraulic cylinders, wheel bearings, inner/outer cv joints, ball joints, control rods, suspension bushings, seals, and more. Lowered springs. Upgraded rear crossmember from The Monte Hospital in the UK. Completely rebuilt engine with high compression pistons, Iskenderian chromoly valve springs and retainers, Abarth valves (not oversized, but better quality than OE), modern style gear-reduction starter. Guy Croft 4 into 1 stainless exhaust system, Magnaflow catalytic converter, Mallory electronic ignition. Engine runs strong and smooth, yet passes a very clean emissions test if you are in a state that requires it. Engine is running stock cams and carburetor at the moment, but could easily be upgraded for significantly increased performance.
The Monte Hospital supplied a great number of the parts for this project, including: Rear crossmember, Guy Croft exhaust system, high security door locks (NLA), camber adjustment kit, rear wishbone ball joints, speedometer cable, headlight and window lift enhancement kits (included, not installed), output shaft bearings, gear linkage bushings, engine mounts, stainless steel water pipe outlet, and replacement roof straps. Other small items too numerous to list.
Although it looks pretty decent right now and certainly turns heads, it needs a real paint job. Out of expedience I gave it a spray-can special when I moved from Utah to Nebraska, but the original paint is still underneath. It's always been kept in a garage so again it is completely rust free.
The interior is decent but the seats need to be replaced or recovered, currently they have seat covers in place. The window regulators need work (common on these cars). The canvas top could possibly be stretched but is in pretty decent shape. The plastic interior parts are a constant challenge as the plastics from that era haven't aged well.
The BWA wheels are actually off of a Lancia Beta, so the offset is not quite right. I was planning to buy either a set of spacers to correct the offset, or a new set of 15" wheels and tires with the proper offset and sell the Beta wheels, but it never got done.
The car comes with $8000 worth of receipts, a complete set of manuals and a number of tools that I made or acquired. I should mention that I drove it from Utah to Nebraska without any problems whatsoever when I moved here, so I am comfortable is saying it could be driven some distance to its new location if the buyer wishes.
Any car with 120k miles on it is sure to have wear and tear and this one is no different, but it is a survivor, and a fun and worthwhile project! It just needs more time, money, and love to get to the next level. I know I've missed things, so feel free to ask any questions and I'll try my best to answer.
*IMPORTANT: Because I am in the process of moving I will be in and out of town during this time, so if it can't be picked up by the 25th, it will have to wait about a week to be picked up over the Labor Day weekend (September 2,3,4). Please keep this in mind if considering a bid. Thanks!