Details about 1977 Lancia Beta Scorpion1977 Lancia Beta Scorpion
1977 Lancia Beta Scorpion. RARE 1 of 452 Former show car. Great condition!See original listing
Jan 10, 2014 21:00:00 PST
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Grantville, Georgia, United States
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|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||137AS0101459|
|Number of Cylinders:||
1800cc DOHC 4-cylinder
Leather Seats, CD Player
Air Conditioning, Power Windows
Silver Grey Metallic
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The following is an appraisal from June 4, 1989 which details much of the vehicle's history including mechanical, interior, and exterior upgrades:
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PICTURE OF THE APPRAISAL ALONG WITH THE FOLLOWING TWO PHOTOS ARE FROM 1989! I added those pictures for comparison purposes as the vehicle was a show car in 1989.
"CLASSIC CAR APPRAISAL SERVICE
ESTABLISHED IN 1974
4 June 1989
JERRY D. PETERSON
Re: 1977 Lancia Beta Scorpion Turbo
Dear Mr. Taunton:
The Classic Car Appraisal Service has carefully examined your 1977 Lancia
Beta Scorpion (VIN 0101459 and Georgia license #I TURBO) in order to make
a determination of its current retail market value. The car was inspected
at your home on Thursday, May 25th, at 12:30 p.m.
The odometer on this Silver Gray Metallic acrylic enamel coupe shows 2,240
miles. The original odometer went bad at 10,075 miles and was immediately
replaced so it is easy to establish the total mileage on this one-owner
car as an amazingly-low 12,315.7 miles. Amenities on this show-quality
vehicle include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following items:
1800cc dohc four-cylinder engine; turbocharger (specially built by PBS
Engineering in Garden Grove, California at a cost of $3500); five-speed
manual gearbox; air-conditioning; Kenwood AM/FM cassette radio; Kenwood KRC
amplifier; twin Pioneer speakers in the doors; twin Clarion speakers under
the dash; twin Stillwater "side-kickers" in the back shelf; twin Cibie
driving lights; Abarth steering wheel· Vitaloni (aftermarket) electric
windows; removable sunroof; European Lancia Monte Carlo headlights; twin ;
extra gauges (oil temperature, exhaust temperature) mounted between the
seats; Hayashi Racing 3-piece module 7" wheels and a set of Goodyear Eagle
Mechanically this car is better than new. Many modifications (beyond the
turbocharger) have been done including the porting and relieving of the
cylinder head, the addition of the power windows, and the installation of
special dual master cylinders for the brakes. All of this has been done
to aircraft specifications in a most professional and visually appealing
manner. Our overall rating of the mechanical condition of this car:
Physically, this is a show quality vehicle. It has recently had a special
$2000 paint job to replace the failing factory paint. The interior of the
car is as new, and the car would be a serious contender at any car show.
Lancia built 452 Scorpions in 1977 and it is clear that this is the best
(and lowest mileage) one around. With its show quality red leather upholstery
and its special turbocharger the car is well beyond the normal
Lancia Beta market. It is the opinion of the Classic Car Appraisal Service
that the current retail market value of this car is not less than fifteen
thousand dollars ($15,000)."
Currently the vehicle is in great condition. The vehicle has NO RUST ISSUES! The original owner passed away, his wife sold it to my uncle who developed Parkinson's Disease, then passed away and left it to me. I really don't know the history other than what I can piece together. It was a show car. I found tons of show pictures and trophies it won. The previous owner was a true Lancia enthusiast. I have boxes full of shop manuals, parts, and even a Lancia engine block.
Disclosure of any/all imperfections:
When I received the vehicle, I changed the oil, primed the carburetor, installed a new battery, and it fired right up. It runs great! The transmission would not shift easily so I did some research and found the bushings had dry rotted. I replaced them and it shifts better but may need further maintenance (the mechanic that installed the bushings was unfamiliar with the setup). The power windows aren't currently working and there is a crack in the windshield. The vehicle is in running condition as I driven it around 5 miles. However, the mechanic who installed the bushings cautioned me not to drive it until the timing belt is changed (he said it may be dry rotted as well).
This collectors item only needs a professional's touch to get it back to show quality. Knowing little about the car, I don't want to screw it up. I just wanted to make sure it was mechanically sound.
This Lancia is one of a kind! You will not find one anywhere with mileage this low. What a collector's item! Happy Bidding!!
Can you please send me some current photos of the car. The photos you have posted are all from 1989.
A: Only the last two photos (added today with the appraisal) are from 1989. I only uploaded those photos because I mentioned the vehicle was a former show car. I apologize for the confusion. Thanks
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