Archive for August, 2012

Lancia Stratos LB Project: Donor Parts & Authentic Bits

August 19, 2012

To make a Stratos Replica look as close as possible to the original car, parts sourcing plays an important role.

The Lancia Stratos shared a lot of parts with Fiats, Lancias and italian sports cars from back then. Gauges and switches on the dashboard came from Fiat. So did the head- and taillights or even the door handles (Fiat X 1/9). Side repeaters were borrowed from the Lancia Fulvia and inner door openers, front indicators and front fog lamps can be found on Lamborghinis, Maseratis or even Ferraris from the 70s.


Christian, who has built a Hawk Stratos Replica himself, helped with a lot of Fiat X 1/9 donor parts and several Lancia items like the super rare nose-badge. He and his wife run the Austrian Fiat X 1/9 Club and also deal with Fiat X 1/9 spares.

A complete instrument panel with gauges and switches from a Fiat 124 Spider came from a ebay seller in the U.S.A.

Some period perfect bits were found on ebay Italy, like a Momo steering wheel from the late 70s or a Cromodora Astro mirror that looks close to the original mirror (very rare now).

The decals for the body were ordered in the UK or custom cut in vinyl by a decal shop.

Other very hard-to-find items like the front indicators and the Carello front fog lights are going to be supplied by Craig (Lister Bell) who found them in the “For Sale” section on the Stratos Enthusiasts Site.

-> Gallery: Sourcing Donor Parts & Authentic Bits