Saturday 30 September 2023

1973, Car Spotting: Square Gutenberg Brussels, Belgium

Parked in front, front to back
Austin 1100/1300 (BMC ADO16), Ford Taunus 17M/20M (P5), Ford (Taunus) 17M/20M (P7a).

Parked in the back, left to right
Unidentified van, Peugeot 404, Ford Escort Mk I, Renault 4, Renault 4, unidentified covered car, Rover 2000/3500 (P6).

Saturday 9 September 2023

1972, Cars: Fiat X1/9

In November 1972 Italian auto-maker Fiat introduced the X1/9 a two-seater mid-engined sports car. The X1/9 was developed from the 1969 Autobianchi A112 Runabout concept, with styling by Bertone by chief designer Marcello Gandini. The 1,290 cc engine was derived from the Fiat 128 Coupé 1300. 

Fiat X1/9 (1972-1982)

Fiat X1/9 (1972-1982)
Fiat X1/9 (1972-1982)

The X1/9 was manufactured by Fiat from 1972–1982 and subsequently by Gruppo Bertone from 1982–1989. Fiat produced 140,500 X1/9 cars and Bertone 19,500. 

Bertone X1/9 (1982-1989)


Fiat X1/9 Italy (1972)

Fiat X1/9 Advert USA 1972/1979

Fiat X1/9 Advert, Rémy Julienne France 1974

Fiat X1/9 Advert Italy 1978