Comprehensive professional body restoration; very little use since; a
lovely unmolested example for light recommissioning following a period of
Designed by Bertone’s styling chief Marcello Gandini (of Lamborghini Miura and Countach fame), the Fiat X1/9 was launched in 1972 and was the world’s first truly successful mass-produced mid-engine sportscar.
A classic ‘70s wedge, the styling was derived from Bertone’s earlier Autobianchi Runabout concept car, itself inspired by the power boats of the late 1960s. Endowed with superb handling characteristics thanks to its perfect weight distribution, it was initially powered by a 75bhp 1.3-litre four-cylinder engine and four-speed gearbox from the Fiat 128.
This UK-supplied 1300 Series Special is finished in its original green livery and was subject to a comprehensive professional body restoration by Graham's Garage in Montgomery. The bill on file lists the work, which included a 90% bare metal respray (see photos) and some panel rectification. The car was painted with etch primer and two-pack.
Bumper corners were repaired, along with front and rear lower skirt and painted matt black. The decal kit was fitted and the car built back up with lights etc...It was then MOTd and wax-oiled inside and out. The bill came to just under £6,000 - that was back in 2013.
The car joined a collection of several other X1/9s and saw little use so will require some light recommissioining before hitting the road once more, having spent its time living in a warm and dry garage.
It is rare to find a UK RHD Mark1 in such lovely order, in fact rare to find one at all, especially in the desirable shade of green.
The interior also presents well and remains very close to the factory original.
The current V5C shows six previous keepers, bid enthusiastically to make sure you're the next.....
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