Fiat X 1/9 Bertone Sports Convertible 1986 sold for £2,173 at our April 25th Classic Car Auction
Service history 17 stamps. Nearly all the old MOTs. Old invoices. This is a Bertone built car which means it has a better finish etc. 5 speed gear box. Mid engine 1.5 litre gives 85BHP. Vendor has owned the car for last 17 years, is the third owner from new. Mileage is correct. Has a very large history file. Paintwork on this car is 90% original.
Condition: 2 Estimated sale price: £800 – £1,200
Sold for £2,173.
Additional information on the Fiat X 1/9
“The Fiat-Bertone X1/9 was designed at Bertone, one of Italy’s finest design houses, the birthplace of such cars as the Lamborghini Countach, Miura and the Lancia Stratos. It was first launched in Italy in 1972, however it was not until 1977 that we saw the arrival of the right hand drive version here in the UK. The X1/9’s mid-engined design was influenced by racing cars of the day, and it soon became the biggest selling mid-engined production car, which ultimately reached some 170,000 world wide.”
Source: Fiat X1/9 Owners Club
“During 1982, Fiat ended its presence in the USA. Fiat turned over marketing and support of the X1/9 to International Automobile Importers, Inc., headed up by Malcolm Bricklin, and turned over full production duties to Bertone. 1983 was a transition year for the orphaned X1/9, which thereafter was sold as the “Bertone X1/9.” IAI and Bertone continued to update the X1/9, such as providing rust protection, revised seating to accommodate taller drivers, and a modernized electrical system for 1984 models.”
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