1 (edited by zanzabar88 2021-04-28 09:40 AM)

Topic: Race-ready IOE winner - Lancia Scorpion + tons of spares, NorCal $3000

It is time for us to move on. Do you love banging your head into a wall? Then this is the car for you!***  This 1977 Lancia Scorpion has just completed the Sonoma race dead in the middle of the pack and fresh off an IOE victory. We lost laps struggling with the Weber carburetor (AGAIN), but if you know what you're doing this will be a competitive Class C car. It handles great, is very easy on tires and brakes, comes complete with Evil Genius/John Pagel cage, harness good until end of the year, Kirkey series 65 17" seat that is very comfortable (except perhaps for wider people) and fire suppression. It is literally race ready. The engine in it now makes good compression (190-210psi across all 4 cylinders), has high compression pistons and race cams, makes good oil pressure, new exhaust, electronic Pertronix ignition kit in the distributor, etc.). This is the famous Lampredi/Fiat twincam engine that dominated Group B rally racing for many years in the 80's. Tires were new before the last race (Falken Azenis 615k+), we generally get ~3 races out of each set of tires (YMMV). Also has brand new shocks just installed before the last race. JAZ 16 gallon fuel cell installed in the frunk. We can get 3 hours per tank, you might be able to dial in the carburetor for even better fuel economy. Gauges include two temperature (one in block [stopped working during the race], one in head), oil pressure, A/F ratio, volts, tach, and a oil pressure switch warning light, plus a water temperature switch warning light (but this doesn't work). It never overheats, we don't even use the radiator fans.

(*** or you could just throw away the carburetor and put a reliable fueling system on it)

Spares include:
full set of wheels with decent tires (same Falken Azenis)
tons of engine parts (cams, cam boxes, flywheels, valve springs, shims for valve adjustments, all the gaskets imagineable)
repair manual
extra transmission (second or third gear synchro has slight wear)
rebuilt engine with stock pistons (not high compression, would be good for a turbo or supercharger build)
suspension parts, axles, rear bearing carriers
brake pads, clutch disk, and other wear items

These cars share parts with many Fiats (124, X1/9, etc), but beware that some parts may fit but not work the same. For example Lancia distributors spin backwards from Fiat distributors, despite looking identical.

[PRICE LOWERED] $3000 for everything 

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Front grill aero package included at no additional charge:
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Carburetors are stupid:
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Captain of McDads/AFART Racing - 1977 Lancia Scorpion (IOE Winner Sears Pointless 2021, wait really?? YES REALLY!!). 1987 Lanciota Scorpupra Integrale Evoluzione Speciale VIII Truffare
Captain of 42 Hours of MeLons (2013-14) - Vattenmelon Vagn 1984 Volvo 240, B-Class Winner: Arse-Freeze 2014

Re: Race-ready IOE winner - Lancia Scorpion + tons of spares, NorCal $3000

I love how when someone posts a junkyard version of this car people go apeshit. But now there's a race-ready one...crickets. wink

If someone wants to buy it and run at Thunderhill in May let me know, I can help arrange delivery and help you manage it all weekend.

Captain of McDads/AFART Racing - 1977 Lancia Scorpion (IOE Winner Sears Pointless 2021, wait really?? YES REALLY!!). 1987 Lanciota Scorpupra Integrale Evoluzione Speciale VIII Truffare
Captain of 42 Hours of MeLons (2013-14) - Vattenmelon Vagn 1984 Volvo 240, B-Class Winner: Arse-Freeze 2014

Re: Race-ready IOE winner - Lancia Scorpion + tons of spares, NorCal $3000

I think it’s the journey, not the destination for some folks. It’s easier to convince yourself to buy a $400 bucket and spend the next five years and several grand to get there, than to just fork out a couple thousand up front.

Hats off to you for seeing this one to the IOE,

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Judges Choice and Regional Award winner! Chuckwalla '12, Buttonwillow '13, BFE GP '15, Miller '14 & '15, Sonoma '13,'14,'15,'17, '18. Inde '16,'17,'18,’19. Other foolishness: Finisher of Hell on Wheels (Jaguar) IOE (Humber)

Re: Race-ready IOE winner - Lancia Scorpion + tons of spares, NorCal $3000

Type44 wrote:

I think it’s the journey, not the destination for some folks.

Oh don't worry, this car is still and will always be a journey! wink

Captain of McDads/AFART Racing - 1977 Lancia Scorpion (IOE Winner Sears Pointless 2021, wait really?? YES REALLY!!). 1987 Lanciota Scorpupra Integrale Evoluzione Speciale VIII Truffare
Captain of 42 Hours of MeLons (2013-14) - Vattenmelon Vagn 1984 Volvo 240, B-Class Winner: Arse-Freeze 2014

Re: Race-ready IOE winner - Lancia Scorpion + tons of spares, NorCal $3000

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Re: Race-ready IOE winner - Lancia Scorpion + tons of spares, NorCal $3000

Hehe, yep you certainly dodged a few bullets with this car! wink

Captain of McDads/AFART Racing - 1977 Lancia Scorpion (IOE Winner Sears Pointless 2021, wait really?? YES REALLY!!). 1987 Lanciota Scorpupra Integrale Evoluzione Speciale VIII Truffare
Captain of 42 Hours of MeLons (2013-14) - Vattenmelon Vagn 1984 Volvo 240, B-Class Winner: Arse-Freeze 2014

Re: Race-ready IOE winner - Lancia Scorpion + tons of spares, NorCal $3000

Price lowered. Someone make an offer!

Captain of McDads/AFART Racing - 1977 Lancia Scorpion (IOE Winner Sears Pointless 2021, wait really?? YES REALLY!!). 1987 Lanciota Scorpupra Integrale Evoluzione Speciale VIII Truffare
Captain of 42 Hours of MeLons (2013-14) - Vattenmelon Vagn 1984 Volvo 240, B-Class Winner: Arse-Freeze 2014

Re: Race-ready IOE winner - Lancia Scorpion + tons of spares, NorCal $3000

I'm not really interested, although I love the car. Have always enjoyed seeing it at the races. But you do not mention if the car accommodates a taller person. I imagine the cockpit is tight. How big are your drivers? Might help a buyer decide if it is a good, um, fit...

I looked into engine swaps for this car. This V6 swap looks really fun: https://bassken.com.

--Bill

9 (edited by zanzabar88 2021-04-30 09:35 PM)

Re: Race-ready IOE winner - Lancia Scorpion + tons of spares, NorCal $3000

I'm 6'2" with a 32" inseam (so, relatively long torso). I fit great. Our shortest driver is about 5'6" and he fits too!

It does seem like a good candidate for engine swaps. The engine compartment is plenty wide and basically square. If I had the time and fabrication skills I would've started the process already.

Captain of McDads/AFART Racing - 1977 Lancia Scorpion (IOE Winner Sears Pointless 2021, wait really?? YES REALLY!!). 1987 Lanciota Scorpupra Integrale Evoluzione Speciale VIII Truffare
Captain of 42 Hours of MeLons (2013-14) - Vattenmelon Vagn 1984 Volvo 240, B-Class Winner: Arse-Freeze 2014

Re: Race-ready IOE winner - Lancia Scorpion + tons of spares, NorCal $3000

Im gonna regret asking:

Im 6'6", and race a Fiat X1/9. Id love to own another mid engine Italian beauty.  Whats the vertical height from the floorpan to the cage top?

Re: Race-ready IOE winner - Lancia Scorpion + tons of spares, NorCal $3000

I don't remember that measurement exactly, but for you to drive it as it currently sits you'd want to weld in a hoop or two over the current roof which would be a pretty straightforward cage modification.

Captain of McDads/AFART Racing - 1977 Lancia Scorpion (IOE Winner Sears Pointless 2021, wait really?? YES REALLY!!). 1987 Lanciota Scorpupra Integrale Evoluzione Speciale VIII Truffare
Captain of 42 Hours of MeLons (2013-14) - Vattenmelon Vagn 1984 Volvo 240, B-Class Winner: Arse-Freeze 2014