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Fiat x1/9! #1639829
12/03/2020 16:39
12/03/2020 16:39
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Warrington
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Blimey - saw one of the above yesterday afternoon. Can't remember last time I saw one which was probably decades ago literally. Bit of a rare beast according to the stats - c 240 left on the road cry

Re: Fiat x1/9! [Re: G_Man] #1639831
12/03/2020 18:04
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I was sitting in one just a few minutes ago Alan. Mine.

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Re: Fiat x1/9! [Re: G_Man] #1639844
12/03/2020 23:14
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Looking damn good Pete. I watched this on youtube the other day so just in case you'd not spotted it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spPS74Usjlk




Re: Fiat x1/9! [Re: G_Man] #1639845
12/03/2020 23:23
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I sold mine 2 years ago, the best handling car I've ever driven. Unfortunately I had to sell it because every time I got in it I drove it like I stole it, it was a matter of when, not if I was going to come to grief. I'd love to have one as a project to convert to electric.

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My Fiat collection a few years ago.

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Re: Fiat x1/9! [Re: Grigio] #1639846
13/03/2020 03:36
13/03/2020 03:36
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Great to see the photos above with the same wheels. I believe the hubcaps on those wheels are now made of "unobtainium", soo look after them Pete.

I sold my X1/9 15 years ago when I bought my Coupe. I had a red 1989 Bertone which was one of 51 imported into Australia by Fiat in 1988/89. These had an Injected 1500cc, unlike most sold in UK which had a carbie. The first Bertone to be imported by Fiat Australia was a red one and it was fitted with a MPH speedo as it was required early for display for the Sydney Motor Show. I believe it now resides in the hinterland behind the Gold Coast.

The Bertone badged ones were certainly an improvement on the earlier Fiat ones as they were fitted with a fully lined roof, electric windows, additional lining in the front boot, wider alloy wheels although they still retained the original steel wheel as a "spare" as it was the only size to fit in the cavity behind the drivers seat.

Like my mate from Hobart, I still miss it as it handled very well. With its 2 boots, it amazed people how much gear one could carry in it.


Re: Fiat x1/9! [Re: G_Man] #1639847
13/03/2020 08:17
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Best looking girl in my 6th Form circa 1988 drove one of these to School, I lusted after both!

Re: Fiat x1/9! [Re: PeteP] #1639861
13/03/2020 14:00
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Nice looking motor there Pete thumb

Out of interest is it garaged as I can't see evidence of a 'man cave'.

Re: Fiat x1/9! [Re: G_Man] #1639863
13/03/2020 15:26
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No garage unfortunately Alan, but I do have a reasonable workshop at the bottom of the garden alongside "la Vacherie", my wife's studio.

The cars have to live outside which makes for a bit more maintenance.


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Re: Fiat x1/9! [Re: PeteP] #1639864
13/03/2020 19:01
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Originally Posted by PeteP
No garage unfortunately Alan, but I do have a reasonable workshop at the bottom of the garden alongside "la Vacherie", my wife's studio.

The cars have to live outside which makes for a bit more maintenance.



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BumbleBee under restoration, back from paintshop!...
Re: Fiat x1/9! [Re: G_Man] #1639865
13/03/2020 20:15
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Yes, but not a fan of them for long term use, can and do cause micro-blistering particularly of non-factory paint. The car is 40 years old and was repainted in Ireland about 15 years ago.


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Re: Fiat x1/9! [Re: G_Man] #1639869
13/03/2020 21:03
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We're caught by the short and curlies as it's either "under-cover" damage or UV deterioration frown


Thanks again, Photobucket.
BumbleBee under restoration, back from paintshop!...
Re: Fiat x1/9! [Re: G_Man] #1639870
13/03/2020 22:53
13/03/2020 22:53
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In the coupe.
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In the coupe.
I owned a 1.3 back in 1981. In fact I went on my honeymoon in it. Bastard!



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Re: Fiat x1/9! [Re: G_Man] #1639878
14/03/2020 11:13
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I would never use an outdoor cover causes more problems than they 'solve', don't store/park under trees or on grass, keep the car clean/waxed and wipe the bird shit off. Covers help to ruin exteriors and interiors.

Re: Fiat x1/9! [Re: G_Man] #1639895
15/03/2020 01:38
15/03/2020 01:38
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I had a Lido until 1992 when I got a Lancia Beta HPE ie.

Still have the Lido roof with headlining and the pair of Alcantara seat covers stored away indoors, plus loads of other parts boxed elsewhere. Not sure why because I doubt if I will get another one now ,



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