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LANCIA MONTE CARLO

2-door 2-seater coupé, or spider coupé.

Large sister to Fiat X1/9, once coded Fiat X1/20, but always sold as Lancia. Called Scorpion and sold with 1.8-litre engine in USA only. Out of production 1978-80, to re-sort braking and other development details. Mid-engined, smart at first (Pininfarina style), but always slower than it looked. Engine/transmission package basically from Beta range. 120mph top speed, but looked as if there should have been more. In marketing terms, a puzzling failure. A future classic, perhaps?

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1756cc/1995cc (S4 Tr DOC) 
Configuration:
Mid engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1975 to 1984  
Number produced:
7595