After Fiat pulled out of North America in 1982, the X1/9 became a Bertone over here.
Once Fiat departed these shores after 1982, Malcolm Bricklin continued to import the 124 Sport Spider as a Pininfarina and the X1/9 as a Bertone. Here's an example of the latter type in a San Francisco Bay Area junkyard.
66.5 raging mid-mounted Italian horsepower, now discarded.
The Fiat X1/9 was much more fun than the Vespa-grade horsepower figures suggested, but reliability was never its strong suit. Somehow this '74 was able to avoid the crusher for 42 years, but now it has reached the end of its autostrada.
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