Market Finds: This Fiat is Flat-Out Mechanically Made-Over

This Fiat is Flat-Out Mechanically Made-Over

By Petrolicious Productions
August 1, 2014

The car: 1981 Fiat X1/9

Price: $10,000 (AUD) 

Location: Leongatha, Gippsland, Victoria, AUS 

Seller’s Info: click here

Wedge-shaped cars look as if they can cut through the air all by themselves, but the truth is they need engines to do that. Fortunately, the 1.5-liter four-cylinder power plant with which this 1981 Fiat X1/9 started life, as well as other major parts, has been thoroughly refreshed.

The owner for the past nine years states that the “engine [has been] fully rebuilt and balanced with all new components.” This Italian two-seater’s “gearbox [has been] rebuilt with new synchros and bearings.” And it also has a “new clutch, CV joints, tyres, wheel bearings, exhaust system, brake master cylinder and hoses, [and] rebuilt brake calipers.”

A Road Worthy Certificate and twelve months of registration is included with the above hardware.

Perhaps most importantly, this 50,693-mile specimen of Bertone/Gandini design is lacking one thing: rust.

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Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy.

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Benjamin Shahrabani
Benjamin Shahrabani
9 years ago

It is amazing that this car didn’t rust away into nothing at all given its reputation.

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