Monday, March 14, 2016

Hawk HF2000: 1976 Lancia Stratos Replica

The Lancia Stratos HF was a Bertone designed rally machine that was designed as a replacement for the aging Fulvia Coupe.  It had radical for the time (but gorgeous upon reflection) styling by Marcello Gandini and was powered by Ferrari built Dino V6, but with only 492 built for homologation purpose, it won't be something the average Joe can afford, or ever drive on a regular basis.  Even if you were a rich Joe you wouldn't drive the Stratos on the street for fear of getting T-boned by a snap chatting teenager; actually you'd be better off leaving the real one in the garage and tooling around this 1976 Lancia Stratos Replica offered for $24,700 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist.  Tip from JAS.


Instead of the usual Fiero based monstrosity that masquerades as a Stratos replica, this car looks to be built from a fiberglass composite body on top of a steel space frame -- a very similar construction technique to the actual Stratos.


Behind the driver's seat is a Honda D16A1 twin-cam that came from an '80s Acura Integra and good for around 113 horsepower and 99 ft-lbs of torque.  It is currently stock looking, but the seller includes a small Garrett turbo that could be used to up the fun level.


The unfortunate truth about this Stratos replicar is that it is far from finished -- you can read more about the build and see a pile of photos here on the sellers website.


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12 comments:

  1. Wow, these are sexy! AMD the author is right, to mere plebians like myself, this is the only way to touch a Stratos. I'd want an engine with output closer to the original though.

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  2. I hate to be the practical guy in the room, but it comes with a Lancia title? I guess it could come with a Lada title too, but that won't help me get this licensed in my state. My state wants an inspection and a look at the original ID plate - but this has none, it's a custom built kit car. I'm not comfortable that they haven't transferred the title, and are looking for the buyer to do that. I love the idea and the looks, but this one seems destined for track use only.

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    1. Register it in Vermont. Easy Peasey, especially if you know someone who lives there.

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    2. If you live in Vermont that will work. In colorado they require a VIN inspection for any car coming in from another state. They physically check the title against the VIN plate on the car. So unless the title they have comes with the matching original official VIN plate, there's no chance of getting a colorado title. Even then, since this is not an original Lancia, and I believe it's actually illegal to remove or transfer VIN plates, I don't see any way to get this transferred to colorado - unfortunately.

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  3. A lot of coin i wonder what current owner paid for it.....

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  4. Hawk used to list prices on their website, but I think (after shipping to this side of the pond and exchanging from GBP to USD) this is about the price of one of their kits. Of course the exchange rate has changed since I last crunched the numbers. I was very seriously considering one of these kits for a while. They make Alfa v6 Mounts, that's the engine you want in this thing. Chromed intake runners are subjectively prettier than the Original Ferrari engine. Fuel injection is a big improvement over carbs. Depending on where you source your Alfa engine, you can have between a little and a considerable amount more horsepower than the original Ferrari mill. And then it'll still sound like an Italian v6, so that ticks most of the boxes apart from saying Ferrari on the valve covers. They can be found for about 5 times what that Honda engine is worth. (Honda engines being worth anywhere from scrap value on up to maybe $350).

    I'm glad this is 2/3 of the country away, because if it was next door, I'd have a hard time not calling that guy

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  5. I want this soooo much. I could even live with the engine in it for a while.
    I've also looked at the cost of bringing one of these over. I think it's about the same as this is being offered for...
    You only need one kidney, right?

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  6. I always wanted one of these, but a good, solid look at those pictures cured me...

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  7. WOW- I've always wanted one since I saw one in Road & Track in the 70's...Now the real deal is priced way out of my "Stratosphere"!!! I'm thinking w/ a little work- a LS4 front wheel drive LS motor out of a Monte Carlo/Impala- stock 300HP would be the ticket.

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  8. I bought this car, lots of things todo, I hope to have it on the road and running within 12 months. For now the plan is to get it running and then what it needs. For now the Honda motor stays with the option of putting Alfa or a Ferrari 308 motor in at a later date. I have contacted the original builder of the car who built 5 or more of these kits and said that the Honda motor was best for weight distribution. We will see either way I'm in for a roller coaster ride!,,, Now in need to Polish up on my Sandro Minardi driving skills

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    1. dave hh is officially awesome!

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    2. Dave -- this is awesome! Send some more pics and info to vince@dailyturismo.com, I'd love to stay in contact and see how your project goes, and I'm sure all the readers here on DT would enjoy tagging along for a few bumps on that coaster!
      -Vince DT Editor-in-Chief

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