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45K Original Miles

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Manufacturer: Other Makes
Model: X-1/9
Year: 1987
Type: Coupe
Color: Red
Mileage: 45,000
Engine: 1.5L 1498CC l4 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: GAS
Trim: Base Coupe 2-Door
Interior Color: Burgundy
Vehicle Title: Clear
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45K Original Miles for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.5) based on 247 votes

1987 Bertone (Fiat) X1/9 with 45. 00 original miles.

According to the previous owner. who was the second owner of the car. this car was left in a barn in California for a number of years before he bought it. He bought the car and then restored the mechanical and electrical parts of the car while off and on driving it over his five years of ownership. He put about 14. 00 miles on the car over the five years of ownership.

His ad read:

"1987 Fiat (Bertone) X1/9. under 42k original miles. I got this beauty from the original owner with less than 29k miles on it. I have the original manual with service records. It's all original. fully restored with some extras on it. I will try to list some of them here but it is a long list. I have gone through everything on this car. It gets 32-34 mpg and is a blast to drive. 1500cc motor. which has been detailed and custom painted as you can see in the pics. 5 speeed manual transmission. Targa convertible removable top. the top fits in the front trunk when not in use. Power windows. A/C (works good) new compressor and receiver/drier. tinted windows. all carpet and upholstery like new. Custom stereo. 200w Infinity 5 channel amp in the frunk. 4 infinity kappa speakers (front and rear deck) JBL 10" subwoofer behind passenger seat and a Clarion sirius ready 5 channel head unit with remote. Sounds awesome! All new brake rotors and Ferodo pads. new brake hoses. new brake and clutch master cylinders and reservoirs. clutch slave cylinder. custom blue halo headlights. installed extra headlight and wiper motor relays. also Brown Wire Mod for better electrical power. New thermostat. new water pump. new fuel pump. fuel injectors serviced. new stainless braided fuel lines. stainless coolant expansion tank. All new sensor and F/I parts. K&N air filter. Recent timing belt and all other belts and hoses. Good tires and new custom painted rims. I still have the stock rims. and a bunch of extra parts with it. There is much more than I have listed here. if you are serious I will go through it with you. No rust and the body is almost perfect. There is one scratch on the left side of the front hood that I have touched up (you can see it in the pics). but overall it's a beautiful and well maintained dependable car. "

Some other notes on the car from the second owner:

The car was bought from Burns European Motors in Hayward. CA on 5/28/87. The date on the door pillar says 4. 86 and the car is titled as a 1987. [This may attend for the original TRON style rims with the Bertone wheel covers. which I have. ]

The chrome and windshield are original. He stated. "I did remove the trim around the windshield and clean it up and resealed and reinstalled it. so no leaks. Also. I lost one of the rear spoiler wing tips on a bumpy road. I was having a hard time finding a replacement so I just took off the other one and filled the ends with bondo and repainted it. It was always black though. that is the original color. "

He also stated that the car came from the dealer without side moldings as some of the X 1/9 models had.

I purchased the car just over a year and a half ago and had the car shipped to Pennsylvania from California.

I have replaced:

the hood cable
the four tires with GT original size tires that look awesome and continued to use the older custom painted Abarth rims that were on the car.
the "custom blue halo headlights" with the brightest Hella H4 7" round US DOT approved headlights that I could find
had the gas tank replaced with a used gas tank. straps. floater and a new heat shield from Midwest Bayless

I have also:

had an easily replaceable fuel filter installed on the outside of the tank
had the mirror adjusters filled with silicone grease to stop water from coming in through the mirror adjusters

Some things to note about the car:

I have taken the car on some longer drives and it drives awesome. The electronics work. including the electric antenna and Vegliaflesh digital clock and timer.

About two years ago the car passed CA inspection and smog testing. and recently the car passed PA inspection and emissions testing.

It does appear that the car had some previous damage to the passenger side of the car as the paint appears to have been fixed and there are two different keys for the passenger and drivers door. I do not know much about this beyond what I can see and it looks like work was done at one time; and I do not think that Bertone made two different keys for the doors so my guess is that the passenger door lock was replaced when the work was done.

About three months ago the car was possibly backed into while parked[I was not there when this happened]. which effected the front metal between the drivers headlight and the Bertone symbol. The bumper was okay as were the headlights and the radiator; however. this did leave a dent and take off the paint. The paint and metal work were done at Badel's Auto Collision and while they were doing the work I had them touch up some areas on the hood[which were noted in the second owners posting above] and fenders. which lead to a respray of the red paint on the hood. fenders. lights and skirt to make sure that the paint blended in with the metal work that the shop did.

There is little rust that I can see on the car. I have included pictures of where some paint has started to bubble at the corner of the windshield and at the passenger side rocker seam; and the garage that did the body work looked over the car to let me know where there were spots that may need work in the future and they said that the car looked well sorted as far as rust was concerned.

Things the car could use:

The car could use either some shims. another alignment. wheel balance or a return to the original TRON style rims as there is a shake/vibration when driving at certain speeds. It acts like a wheel balance issue; however. I do not claim it to be that and if you have concerns about this then I would suggest having the car inspected. What I can say is that the car drives well and that the car recently passed Pennsylvania's inspection.

The air conditioner could use a recharge.

The dash has some cracks that are covered by the dashboard carpet.

The glove box needs a new latch.

The rear window brake light was replaced with an LED brake light by one of the previous owners so if you wanted the car to look more authentic then you might want to replace the LED brake light with an original rear window style brake light.

Other then that. the car is well sorted and drives awesome.

I am asking $6. 00 OBO. (Please note that this car is also for sale locally and I reserve the right to cancel this advertisement should the car be sold locally. )

I have a number of manuals for working on the car. which were given to me by the second owner.

I like the car and am looking to sell the car because I live in a climate that is not well suited for driving the car year round in if one does not want to see the car rust. Given the rarity of Bertone X1/9's in the US. I would rather have a more winter-friendly car; and see this car without rust then with. If you have questions regarding the car then please let me know and I will do my best to answer them.

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