Because the front engine and transmission of the 128 Saloon didn't allow
for a smart bodied 128 Spider, Nuccio Bertone desided to go for a mid-engined
concept, having some experience with the mid-engined Lamborghini Miura and
For the Turin Autoshow of 1969, Bertone produced a 'show car' called Bertone Runabout Barchetta, to try the public's opinion.
In 1973 the X 1/9 was introduced as the 850 Spider replacement.
'X 1/9' is actually the project code given to this car, as was 'X 1/1' the project code of the 128 saloon, 'X 1/3' of the 130 saloon and initially 'X 1/8' and later 'X 1/20' for the successor of the X 1/9 (which turned out to be not a Fiat but the Lancia Montecarlo!).
The vehicle identification number of the X1/9 is "ZFA128"
In 1977 a right-hand-drive version appeared and in 1982 Bertone took over the whole production process and sold it under their own brandname until production ceased in 1987.
|Zach's Fiat World||Zach Collier|
|X1/9 Cote d'Azur||?|
|The Fiat X1/9 homepage||?|
|Steven's Fiat X1/9 Page||?|
|Zod's Italian Car Pages||Todd|
|The Life & times of Sparky the wonder car||Vince Gulley|
|Matthew's Bertone X1/9 Homepage||?|
|Matt's X1/9 Page||?|
|Ken's Fiat X1/9 Page||?|
|Doug's X1/9 Page||?|
|X 1/9 for sale||Bruce Matthews|
|Sunaba's X1/9 Homepage (English/Japanese)||Toshiyuki Sunaba|
|Welcome to X1/9's HomePage! (Japanese)||Hiroyuki Oya|
FIAT X1/9 Restoration Dairy (Japanese)|
|Horry's Web Site (Japanese)||Takeo Horiguchi|
|Goofing around with Autos||David Willison|
|The X Files|
with internet presence
|X1/9 Owners Club||?|
|Singapore First Bertone X1/9 enthusiasts website||?|
without internet presence
|Fiat-Bertone X1/9 Club Nederland||
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