Lot 279 - 1984 Bertone X19
|Odometer reading||54,527 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,464|
The Fiat X1/9 is a two-seater designed by Bertone and manufactured by Fiat from 1972-1982. Bertone subsequently took the lead from 1982-1989 and, in 1982, shortly after the introduction of the 1500 model, complete production was assumed by Bertone with models from this point forward badged as the Bertone X1/9. With a transverse engine and gearbox in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive configuration, the X1/9 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.
Originally registered in the summer of 1984 this delightful Italian X1/9 presented in blue with tan interior is a great entrance level classic, not to mention a fantastic excuse for a summer of roof-off fun! Having covered a mere 54,527 miles and offered with a wealth of history including all old MoT test certificates, receipts, bills and owner's workshop manual, this example is also sold with a current MoT test certificate valid until May 2016, V5 registration certificate and is estimated at no reserve, representing fantastic value motoring.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.