Lot 304 - 1988 Bertone X1/9 by Fiat
|Odometer reading||49,691 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,032|
The Fiat X1/9 is a two-seater designed by Bertone and manufactured by Fiat from 1972-1982 and subsequently by Bertone from 1982-1989. In 1982, shortly after the introduction of the 1500 model, complete production was assumed by Bertone with models subsequently badged as the Bertone X1/9. With a transverse engine and gearbox in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive configuration, it was noted for its excellent handling and lightweight-removable hardtop. It succeeded a 1969 show concept car called the Autobianchi Runabout with styling by Bertone under chief designer Marcello Gandini and, unlike Fiat's marketing nomenclature at the time; the X1/9 retained its prototype code as its marketing name.
This cheeky two-seater has less than 50,000 recorded and is in good order throughout. Sporting the larger engine, leather seats and five freshly painted factory option alloy wheels, it appears sound and drives well. The roof fits snugly into the front bonnet space and the history file details a new windscreen fitted in 2012. Complete with a seven month MoT test certificate and the original owners handbook, this lovely mid-engined Italian sports car is ready to be driven home. Offered at no reserve, this represents fabulous value for money.