- Written by webmin
When we first laid eyes upon this 1977 Lancia Scorpion, co-workers had to hold us down to prevent a mad run in the company van toward Rhode Island. The car was known as the Beta Montecarlo in Italy, but since Chevrolet already had a Monte Carlo car, the Montecarlo was christened Scorpion stateside.
The name was not the only change. The 120hp, 2.0L engine was cobbled into the U.S. emissions spec 81hp 1.8L. This missing horsepower can be found by installing an aftermarket turbocharger, with which this Scorpion is so equipped. The sunroof is a Spider-type roof that can be rolled and stowed. And it comes with service! From the seller:
1977 Lancia Scorpion, white with black/red interior, very nice condition, with Garrett turbocharger installed, fully serviced, fun to drive and very sharp looking. $5,500 or best.
Undeniable Eighties wedge styling in concert with twin-cam Italian amidships turbocharged amusement is at once compelling and frightening. We’re sure there is a scientific reason a moth flies towards certain conflagration in a hot lamp, but it still fills us with wonder every time we see it happen.
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