1982 Fiat X1/9

The Fiat X1/9 is a good bargain for those looking to get into a modern Italian classic. The problem is these cars were fairly affordable when new, so many have been neglected. In addition, rust proofing wasn't as good 30 years ago as it is today. While it's hard to find an X1/9 in good nick, it's worth the hunt. The X1/9 can be a usable, fun collectable that can be run on a budget. This mildly modified X1/9 was brought to our attention by our reader Michael and appears to be a great example of a sports car that was ahead of its time when it replaced the 850 Spider in 1972.

1982 Fiat X1/9

Spend the summer with your top down! Very rare, desirable 1982 Fiat Bertone X1/9 for sale, most immediately, for $7,300 or best offer. Please correspond by email or call/text 714-476-7399 with any questions or comments. Truly the last chance to own a timeless classic.

Details:
-71,000 Original Miles
-Convertible top
-4 cylinder
-Fuel injection
-Manual transmission
-Power windows
-CD player
-Extremely clean
-Exceptional gray and black interior
-Excellent charcoal exterior
-Very unique, one-of-a-kind vehicle

A decent X1/9 will usually center on the $5,000 to $6,000 mark. We featured an X1/9 last year on offer at $7,000 from a private seller. At $7,300, this car isn't wildly priced, provided the pictures do this car justice and the mileage can be verified. It may not be stock, but the loss of the cumbersome crash bumpers is certainly a bonus both for aesthetics and weight. While many collectors may go the more traditional route of the Alfa Romeo Spider or Fiat 124 Spider, the X1/9 offers to take you down the road less traveled, offering traditional open roofed Italian motoring thrills with a bit of modern thought thrown in.

-Paul

Posted under: Fiat, Modern Classic
Dated: Mar 23 2013

3 Comments

  1. Larry says:

    Loss of US-spec bumper in the front works well. Not so much in the back, where it looks like something is missing. Perhaps a euro-spec rear bumper would have made sense there…

  2. Michael says:

    Almost makes me wish I didn’t just buy a bike this past month otherwise I would pick it up myself. Would be a great car for me to cruise to work in and maybe do some for fun autocross.

    The bumper mods are nice and there is a lot of sites that offer parts for this car so you could pick up a euro spec bumper like the poster above say.

    Midwest Bayless, vick auto…. lots of mods and support for this car since it is and was a common autrocrosser and track day car and people often hot rod them. Parts availability for this car is excellent and cheap. What other mid engine classic italian car can you say this for? I would guess that Fiat’s return will bring brand awareness back and these may just increase in price as well like the Alfa GTV6 and Milano have been.

  3. Stellar 70s design and packaging coupled with horrific build quality and reliability. Very few of these survive and I’d love to have one for my collection but they are hard to work on…and need work often.