What is a Fiat X1/9? It’s a baby Ferrari in all but name – and at prices you can’t buy a decent MG Midget for! Fiat’s X1/9 is arguably the most overlooked compact sport car around and bristles with super car design thinking even though it’s loosely based upon a humble Fiat 128 (an Italian Escort to you).
The Fiat X1/9 is a two-seater mid-engined sports car designed by Bertone and manufactured by Fiat from 1972-1982. With a transverse engine and gearbox in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive configuration, the X1/9 was noted for its balanced handling, retractable headlights, lightweight-removable hardtop, front and rear-storage compartments.