Fondling the X1/9

We love the Hecklerspray guys, and apparently, that groovy kind of love is reciprocal. We linked to their bit on the Volvo 245 last week, and this time around their Chris Laverty takes on the Fiat X1/9, a lovable little Bertone-designed mid-engine car that never really caught on in the states, but it deserved to. Somewhat of an Italian Fiero, the diminutive two-seater was also confusingly sold via Fiat dealers as the Bertone X1/9, which we suppose also somehow kinda makes it the spiritual forebear of the Dodge and Plymouth Neon.

Rubbish Cars We Love: Fiat X-19 Ryan O Neal Wasn t Always Fat [Hecklerspray]

Related:
Some Love for the Volvo 245 [Internal]