The Fiat X1/9 is a two-seater mid-engined sports car designed by Bertone and manufactured by Fiat from 1972-1982 and subsequently by Bertone from 1982-1989. With a transverse engine and gearbox in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive configuration, the X1/9 was noted for its excellent handling, lightweight-removable hardtop and front and rear-storage compartments. Unusually the X1/9 retained its factory design code as its marketing name.
Offered here is a beautiful, original and rare 1984 1500cc Fiat X1/9 VS (Versione Special) with a 5-speed box and finished in Rosso Red over Grigio Scuro Metallic with a black leather interior. The VS differed mainly cosmetically as it was fitted with leather seats, different alloys and wore an attractive, two-tone colour scheme. This car has covered only 19,400 miles from new and comes with a comprehensive history file documenting its timeline. Supplied new by Cloverleaf Cars Ltd. of Basingstoke in May 1984, it still carries the factory stickers and Cloverleaf's own screen sticker and tax disc holder. The extras ordered at the time included Blaupunkt's Hamburg push button radio and Fiats CrylaGard body protection. Cromodora CD -179 alloy wheels completed the look. The history file contains interesting documentation from new which includes the original purchase invoice and a photo of this pretty X1/9 on the day of delivery. It has always been in the hands of cherished owners which have included Fergus Powell the renowned X19 owner and founding member of the X1/9 owners club. It comes complete with all handbooks, a service book that contains eleven service stamps and two sets of keys. It has recently had a service that included replacing the cambelt. The MoT is current until January 2017.
From the photographs this car looks immaculate and has patently been cared for all its life. It has everything going for it, 1500cc, 5-speed, Bertone built, rare 2-tone, low mileage and a great history. If an X1/9 is on your shopping list, you may have to look for a long time to find a better one.]]>