Official Lancia Scorpion Picture Thread

Discussion in 'X1/20 Forum' started by jjay911, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. jjay911

    jjay911 True Classic

    Just to kick it off. Some pics of one of my past cars. She is a 76. Not sure where she is now but here are some pics. I will post more pics of other cars later. Feel free to add your cool Scorpion pics...

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  2. jjay911

    jjay911 True Classic

    Here are some photos of Garys car before I helped him sell it in 2010. The car was stunning. It was a one owner car and in pristine condition and only 28000 one owner miles. He kept it for almost 35 years. It had a very unusual dual shock system installed.

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  3. jjay911

    jjay911 True Classic

    Here are some cool Scorpion pics. The first one kind of sums up my experience with them. The second following ones are of when I once had 4 of these follow me home one day. All 4 were not running. Got them up to speed and sold all of them but the Gold one. Cut that one up....:shock:

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  4. Nice!

    As a former Scoprion owner I love these pics and seeing these cars on this forum. Unfortunately I don't have any digital pics of my X1/20.
     
  5. Well done Jeff!

    You should have kept at least the red or blue one! Nice examples!

    Allan
     
  6. Mark

    Mark FIATFREAK

    In the spirit of excess is good, here's some pictures of my black car. I bought it bone stock back in 1986. Made my own molds for the Montecarlo parts and created the double bubble hard top which has been copied by several sources over the years. It has a fuel injected HP 2 liter and a custom geared transmission. Full coil-over suspension, urethane mounts and modern brakes.
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    Last edited: Nov 24, 2011
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  8. CandBMotorworks

    CandBMotorworks C&BMotorworks

    Location:
    Phoenix Arizona
    Love the Montecarlo 'conversion'

    Definitely improves the look of the car when you remove the long 'American' bumpers. The five spoke wheels look better with the Montecarlo look, too.

    I wanted one of these a long time ago, when I saw one for sale locally while living in San Diego. My dad discouraged me saying the looked a lot faster than they were; later I learned the cars had handling issues, esp. in the wet. I LOVE the interior design of these cars...probably the best part.

    An attractive, if flawed, car. I presume that most have done the necessary 'fixes' to the early cars to address the handling issue?
     
  9. Pete Whitstone

    Pete Whitstone True Classic

    Location:
    McKinney, TX
    Brake booster is long gone...

    If that's what you mean. It was non-functional when I got the car. Would lock the front tires anytime the engine was running.

    Pete
     
  10. CandBMotorworks

    CandBMotorworks C&BMotorworks

    Location:
    Phoenix Arizona
    Yes! and no

    I had read somewhere about handling issues, particularly in the wet, and that Lancia had so many problems that the pulled the car from production for a few years. The "solution" was to remove the brake booster, which "eliminated" the problem of the ends swapping by decreasing brake performance. Wherever I read this claimed that was a poor solution to the problem, and that while it helped address the issue of ends swapping it resulted in really poor braking.

    When I posted earlier, I just had a vague memory of the problem. The comment about removing the brake booster brought back more detail into my head.

    Of course, coming from an article (likely written by a motor journalist), and not from an owner, the issue may be portrayed worse than it is.
     
  11. ng_randolph

    ng_randolph Bjorn H

    Location:
    SF Bay area
    As I understand it, the brake booster only boosted the front circuit on the series 1 Scorpion / Montecarlo, I am sure this contributed to the problem of the fronts locking. Some info here.
     
  12. Brian in MN

    Brian in MN Daily Driver

    Location:
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    Leather seats...

    Assuming they were re-done, where did the leather come from on your car JJ, at the top? Always liked that shade of reddish/tanish/brown. The new Miata's have a version of leather this reminds me of.
     
  13. jjay911

    jjay911 True Classic

    I have a local guy that does the leather for me. He charges about 500 but that one was much more expensive because of the quality and the matched door rests. I cant remember the color but its the same as in the Continental Bentley...
     
  14. Mark

    Mark FIATFREAK

    My Lamborghini pearl orange Volumex fuel injected Montecarlo conversion/ Complete with full suede interior (I do EVERYTHING myself):

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  15. Mark

    Mark FIATFREAK

    My old '77. Check out the "before" picture of the engine at the bottom
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  16. kmead

    kmead Old enough to know better

    Location:
    Michigan
    I won't reply to each owner, but they are all excellent examples of the car. I remember JJ's cars on Ebay, excellently presented and in OE type condition. The modified cars are also incredible, I confess a particular liking for the white over gray two tone (something I really hate normally but it does relate to the 412/512 BB of the same era by Pinninfarina)

    It is nice to see these cars and I look forward to seeing more posts here that cover more of the cars. Now I really want one of these, time to track down a guy near me who has two or three basket cases to see if its possible to resurrect any one of them.

    Thanks for posting them.

    Karl
     
  17. budgetzagato

    budgetzagato Administrator Moderator

    Location:
    Olympia, WA USA
    Wow...

    Nice work there. I have thought about a suede interior, but I expect it's out of my budget. Looks great.
     
  18. budgetzagato

    budgetzagato Administrator Moderator

    Location:
    Olympia, WA USA
    A couple of questions...

    First, what size tire were you using on this one?

    Second, what parts did you use for the quad round headlights? Beta? I like that look a lot, always have. I can fab the surround easily enough, but the actual buckets etc. I could use some suggestions. Thanks in advance.
     
  19. Mark

    Mark FIATFREAK

    The tire were 185/60/14 in the front and 205/60/14 in back on 6.5" rims.
    I used beta headlights and Series 2 Zagato grill. I made the one-piece nose panel too.
    About $1000 cheaper than going with the original Montecarlo headlights...
    I personally hate the Scorpion lights. You would think that since the car was designed for the American market, Fiat would have incorporated the bumpers and headlights into the original design. Instead we got an afterthought abomination.
     
  20. CALMOTION

    CALMOTION True Classic

    All Three

    Mark,
    Nice work on your cars..do you still have all three of your toys (Scorpions)
     

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