The Truth About Cars » 1986 Bertone X1/9 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:18:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » 1986 Bertone X1/9 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1986 Bertone X1/9 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/junkyard-find-1986-bertone-x19/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/junkyard-find-1986-bertone-x19/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492834 Now here’s a car that represents a weird little corner of automotive history— one of Malcolm Bricklin’s many moneymaking schemes. A few years before Bricklin started importing Yugos, but after he started importing Subaru 360s, he took a shot at bringing Fiats into the United States after Fiat fled the market in 1982. So, for […]

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15 - 1986 Bertone X1_9 Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinNow here’s a car that represents a weird little corner of automotive history— one of Malcolm Bricklin’s many moneymaking schemes. A few years before Bricklin started importing Yugos, but after he started importing Subaru 360s, he took a shot at bringing Fiats into the United States after Fiat fled the market in 1982.
05 - 1986 Bertone X1_9 Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinSo, for the 1983 through 1987 model years, you could buy X1/9s with Bertone badging (Bertone, after all, designed the X1/9 for Fiat in the first place). At the same time, 124 Sport Spiders were sold in the United States as Pininfarinas.
10 - 1986 Bertone X1_9 Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinFew bought these things, of course, Fiat having established a vivid reputation for unreliability in the minds of American car buyers by that point. But look— this one racked up as many miles as most Hondas and Toyotas of the era!
12 - 1986 Bertone X1_9 Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinThis car is pretty well used up, though the interior isn’t too bad.
18 - 1986 Bertone X1_9 Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinI found this car in California, where this sort of body rust indicates that the car spent time parking within a couple of blocks of the ocean.
09 - 1986 Bertone X1_9 Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinLook, it’s Luccio Bertone’s signature on the dash!
07 - 1986 Bertone X1_9 Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinPower windows on an X1/9. No comment.
02 - 1986 Bertone X1_9 Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinIn spite of being miserably underpowered, the X1/9 was actually a lot of fun to drive. Even though it was hard-pressed to beat an Iron Duke-powered Chevy Citation in a drag race, the X1/9 felt quick.

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