Thursday, May 26, 2016

Auction Watch: 1977 Lancia Scorpion

Find this 1977 Lancia Scorpion  here on eBay bidding for $10,100 with auction ending on Sunday at 6:30PM Pacific.


 From eBay listing:

Item specifics

Condition: Used Year: 1977
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 137AS0101767 Mileage: 77,000
Transmission: Manual Make: Lancia
Body Type: Spider Model:

Scorpion Spider

Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Engine: 1800 cc
Vehicle Title: Clear Drive Type: RWD
Options: Sunroof Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
Exterior Color: Blue Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Tan For Sale By: Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 4

This 1977 Lancia Scorpion is in the hands of its third enthusiast owner from new, with just under 77,000 documented original miles. The original owner kept it until 1981 when it went to its second caretaker. I purchased it from him in July, 2011. It is completely original- and that is rare for these cars.
I am an automotive historian, appraiser, writer and Lancia enthusiast who looked for the right Scorpion for many years before finding this one. I wanted a car that was as it left the Pininfarina factory for America- without modifications and ‘updating’. 
The more desirable ‘flying buttress roof’ model, it has never been neglected or left parked in a barn. The original paint shows a few signs of aging but is very presentable. It features the original vinyl interior, which shows minor signs of wear and aging, as does some rubber trim. It has its working original cassette radio and speakers, the power windows operate perfectly as do the seat backrest wand adjusters.
The top functions correctly and the 1800cc single carb engine runs beautifully. The factory A/C blows strong and cold and recent work has included shift linkage bushings and an emissions system overhaul. It has been driven on the Texas 1000 rally and performed superbly, and been shown at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering in Carmel Valley, CA. 
This Scorpion is a blast to drive, with superb handling balance, excellent visibility and stunning looks. The large front trunk holds sufficient luggage for a weekend or week on the road, which this car encourages you to take. This is a rare opportunity to find an unmolested, always cared for and driven Lancia Scorpion. The car can be viewed by appointment in Palm Springs, CA.
This car is in amazing, original condition - however this is a 39 year old automobile. I have done my best to represent it accurately. 
The winner of the auction is purchasing it as-is - no warranty is offered. 
The buyer is responsible for local pick-up and/or transport of the vehicle. 
I reserve the right to end the auction early as the car is for sale locally. 
Cannot be sold to Russia. Indonesia, Venezuela or China. The winning bidder MUST have a minimum of 10 positive feedback. 
Payment should be a bank-issued cashier's check or wire transfer. A $500 deposit is due within 24 hours after the auction. Balance must be settled within 7 days. 
Please ask all questions before the auction ends.


  1. So pretty I don't care how awful the emissions choked engine is. I am glad you're allowed to do a weber conversion in Ohio though.

  2. Never seen one this nice or expensive.

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