You Need This: Murdered-Out, Flared Fiat X1/9

This 1977 Fiat X1/9 has been maintained by an SCCA road racing regular. It has about 45,000 miles on the clock and just a little bit of rust.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/8/17 1:06 p.m.

Someone here needs this. Seriously.

noddaz
noddaz SuperDork
8/8/17 4:04 p.m.

That car is a beaut!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/8/17 4:13 p.m.

The X1/9 really has a pretty shape. Soon after I graduated from college, I checked out one that was for sale--you know, as a second car. Never mind the fact that I lived in a studio apartment and barely had two nickels to rub together.

Robbie
Robbie UberDork
8/8/17 5:00 p.m.

Can any other car claim it was the daily driver for two F1 drivers at the same time?

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
8/8/17 6:34 p.m.

oh I wish

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
8/8/17 6:35 p.m.

Nupe!

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
8/8/17 7:00 p.m.
David S. Wallens wrote: The X1/9 really has a pretty shape. Soon after I graduated from college, I checked out one that was for sale--you know, as a second car. Never mind the fact that I lived in a studio apartment and barely had two nickels to rub together.

We looked at a few before deciding on a Datsun 2000, and then later getting an Alfetta GT.

Somehow, my mom had a contact in Idaho Falls for the most enthusiastic X1/9 owner in the entire state. He helped a lot.

But we looked at one that was in a field with a broken timing belt and a lot of work, later one that was a good car. I still think of those cars.

If you can believe it, while driving back from the 2004 Challenge, we spoke over the phone before parting in southern Ohio about doing an X1/9.

After all of this time, my 3 challenge cars I could justify- 1) Alfa- duh. 2) X 1/9- wife has a bias toward Italian cars, too, 3) Miata.

And now I've had daydreams of a DP X 1/9 powered by a turbo for the original engine, or NA with an Integra 2.0l. Great car.

Robbie
Robbie UberDork
8/8/17 7:03 p.m.

In reply to alfadriver:

Let me know if you need a shell for your dp car that is already in Detroit. (We have an extra!)

GVX19
GVX19 Reader
8/8/17 7:06 p.m.

Let me know if you a manifold for the turbo.

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
8/8/17 7:19 p.m.
Robbie wrote: In reply to alfadriver: Let me know if you need a shell for your dp car that is already in Detroit. (We have an extra!)

Yea, I know. What I lack is motivation to do another challenge car.

I also know where I can get some subframes from a Miata as a good starting point.

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
8/8/17 7:20 p.m.
GVX19 wrote: Let me know if you a manifold for the turbo.

Johnny- given your name here, I'm surprised that you still try to race Yugos.

Jerry
Jerry UltraDork
8/9/17 9:32 a.m.

Thanks for expanding the signal for my friend... If I wasn't already trying to pair down the number of cars in my driveway I would consider it.

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
8/9/17 9:48 a.m.

In reply to Jerry:

Our pleasure. Cool car. Thanks for posting it.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
8/9/17 10:28 a.m.
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