For Sale: 1980 Fiat X1/9 in Atlanta, Georgia

Vehicle Description

A very well well-kept 1980 Fiat X1/9, wrapped in red to protect the original brown coat of paint underneath, basically original all numbers matching vehicle, 4 new wheels on her, but I have the original set of wheels that are included, new exhaust system allows the car to be quiet enough at low revs to go to work in the morning without neighbors complaining, but then opens up loud at high revs to hear your beautiful engine sound. This car was a Hemmings find of the day that I purchased and have been helping it stay well cared for. This is a 1500cc Carbureted Engine model. The vehicle has 96,000 miles on the engine but it has been very well maintained, I have installed a new alternator belt, fixed the valve cover gasket, changed the air filter, changed the old untethered gas cap for an original locking one, I’ve also renewed the cooling hoses, I personally did a clutch swap as the old one went out on me, now it’s brand new along with the release bearing, and clutch housing, I also lightened the flywheel along with some of the belt pulleys. Two mechanics have looked over the vehicle as well since I'm not a professional at identifying problems (one looked at it before purchase, and one a few months down the line). The car runs and drives like an absolute beauty, she doesn't like high revs before the engine has warmed up but that's to be expected with any car, especially one that's 40 years old. However, once you've driven her for a good 10 minutes and see your temp gauge at a good level you can open her up as hard as you want with no problems whatsoever. Seats are tan leather color that matches the door panels, in the photos they're covered with black leather seat covers because the driver side seat is a bit torn up, nothing too serious that a quick reupholster wouldn't fix, this may be completed before purchase. The interior has been recarpeted, overall great condition besides the glove box which has been unhinged. The center console was removed to add more clear gauges for Voltage, Oil Pressure, and Temperature however I have the original center console and can easily reinstall it to make the car's interior back to being full original. I just prefer the electronic gauge display personally. Also it has been converted to a push-to-start vehicle. You turn the key to engage electronics, and then push the button to ignite her! All of the warning lights are operational, speedometer and tach work great, the tachometer is the more rare counterclockwise version that Fiat tried out briefly. Overall a great car that's been kept up extremely well in comparison to other X's out there. This was a no AC model however the preparations have been made to add AC and it will be a very easy addition, that's only IF the buyer wants AC, most people don't mind in X1/9's obviously because you're mainly driving it with the targa roof off. Even so, I have it set up to be racing AC of sorts, the vents capture air and push it towards the driver and passenger just from movement. Defrost works as well, all lights work. I have changed the brake lights and blinkers recently and have an extra set of headlights that are also included in sale. The car has had its bumpers taken off for aesthetics but again those are available for the buyer as I have them in my possession as well. The targa top is in perfect condition, can be taken off and put back on by one person with extreme ease. Latches work as intended. The Radiator has been suped up in the front of the vehicle which now does a great cooling job, temperatures never even graze 200 (which is good for X's they run very cold in comparison to normal cars). Radiator can be activated via the orange switch on the console. Radio has been changed to a Pioneer for aux capabilities, I use it all the time. It works fantastic, especially with classic Italian music ; ). Brakes are relatively new but take some getting used to of course with no ABS. Currently the carb is running a bit rich which may have caused wear in the valve guides, but these are simple and cheap fixes. These cars were made for a pure driver and road experience, no assists whatsoever and only manufactured in manual transmission.

P.S. You can refer to XWEB forums for comments on my vehicle. According to other users who have been active on the site for years, they have seen my car posted about and say that it's a very good example of an X with many positive comments. They were also able to confirm that the past owners have been just as involved as I have been, which was extremely reassuring and explained why the car hasn't ever needed any sort of major work done to it.

 

Also just ask for any additional images you'd like and I'll send them your way!

Vehicle Details

  • 1980 Fiat X1/9
  • Listing ID:CC-1471915
  • Price:$6,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Atlanta, Georgia
  • Year:1980
  • Make:Fiat
  • Model:X1/9
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 4
  • Odometer:96000
  • Convertible:Yes
  • VIN:128AS000125560

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