re- x19 corsa

re- x19 corsa

Joined: August 30th, 2007, 12:51 pm

May 10th, 2008, 1:40 pm #1

hi again, i am still chasing info and photos of 1975 corsa.
the only photos seem to be the same ones(poor quality)that were on the link supplied by Jake on my earlier thread(thanks jake)
guess i have looked on all the 'X' sites i can find links to, but not getting very far.
you guys seem to be the web guru's in this sort of info,so here's hoping someone owns one or has photo'ed one at some time.
really need rear end shot, showing rear spoiler and guard extensions, and would love a close up of
the guard extensions front and rear.
anyone got a brochure or original advert?
hey greg, there is a set of the bertone rims on an italian race forum needing refurbishing for only
1250 euro's
cheers pete
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Joined: August 7th, 2006, 3:12 pm

May 10th, 2008, 2:13 pm #2

...from Phil Wards book (hope he doesn't mind )...

Very little text on the car... but apparently it was offered by Bertone and not Fiat... purely cosmetic changes... wheels, wheelarch trim and spoiler. Top finished in body color.
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Jim W. (in the Northeast)
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Joined: August 30th, 2007, 12:51 pm

May 10th, 2008, 2:47 pm #3

thanks Jim, seems like this is the only photo that was released, its the only one i can find!
cheers
pete
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Joined: August 17th, 2005, 1:47 pm

May 10th, 2008, 5:18 pm #4

hi again, i am still chasing info and photos of 1975 corsa.
the only photos seem to be the same ones(poor quality)that were on the link supplied by Jake on my earlier thread(thanks jake)
guess i have looked on all the 'X' sites i can find links to, but not getting very far.
you guys seem to be the web guru's in this sort of info,so here's hoping someone owns one or has photo'ed one at some time.
really need rear end shot, showing rear spoiler and guard extensions, and would love a close up of
the guard extensions front and rear.
anyone got a brochure or original advert?
hey greg, there is a set of the bertone rims on an italian race forum needing refurbishing for only
1250 euro's
cheers pete
is "only 1250 euro's" in today's USD?
And, HOW did you find those? You've got your eye on a lot more of the 'net than I do...and I thought I was addicted to internet por...well...nevamind. I meant to say X's....hahahaha....

Greg S
Finally DIVORCED!
"SOLO X"
1300 Series Speciale Modified a bit
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Joined: August 30th, 2007, 12:51 pm

May 11th, 2008, 1:34 am #5

that would be about $1930 us $.
i thought exxxies were internet porn, hmmm must be something wrong with me.
cheers
pete
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Joined: September 25th, 2004, 5:43 am

May 11th, 2008, 1:43 am #6

hi again, i am still chasing info and photos of 1975 corsa.
the only photos seem to be the same ones(poor quality)that were on the link supplied by Jake on my earlier thread(thanks jake)
guess i have looked on all the 'X' sites i can find links to, but not getting very far.
you guys seem to be the web guru's in this sort of info,so here's hoping someone owns one or has photo'ed one at some time.
really need rear end shot, showing rear spoiler and guard extensions, and would love a close up of
the guard extensions front and rear.
anyone got a brochure or original advert?
hey greg, there is a set of the bertone rims on an italian race forum needing refurbishing for only
1250 euro's
cheers pete
that claims the Corsa was never produced. Given we have only seen the one picture, I would tend to believe that is true.

Original German page:
http://www.x1-9clubniedersachsen.de/ber ... ichte.html

Here is a Google translation of the text. I put the money quote in BOLD

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X 1 / 9 Club of Lower Saxony

X 1 / 9 history

Now it is more than 30 years ago that our "Small" and already sold in small quantities. It was the time of Sex and Drugs and Rock'n Roll. Headline trousers and long hair were also popular with the guys. The Beatles had just separated and the Stones played "I can not get no satisfaction". It was in 1972 on the Turin Motor Show, as a small, two sports car was the Fiat X 1 / 9. Its roots reach back to the year 1964. It was a certain car Bianchi Primula. This car had a front quereingebauten engine with front-wheel drive, at that time quite unusual. Fiat earlier, many of its new cars under a different name, mostly in car Bianchi,. It was probably fear of a possible failure. Later, the Fiat 128-project for the development of front and medium-sized motors by Dante Giacosa. It was then the 128er family. At this time was the engine man Lampredi be a big 1.1 liter 4-cylinder. This engine was characterised by high stability and Drehzahlwilligkeit. He was also marked by Aufbohren slightly to 1290 cc raise, and later by another crankshaft even at 1498 cc. Fiat was at this time in search of a verwandelbaren concept for a car based on the new 128. Bertone, however, needed a successor for the production of the 850 Spider. Bertone preferred the construction of a small mid-engine sports car, which also would be cheap to build. This conflict between Fiat and Bertone, 128 against mid-engine convertible reflected upon closer viewing 16jährigen throughout the construction period. Bertone threw it, a "poor man's Miura" to build wollen.1969 Bertone, the "Runabout". This car was the study of X 1 / 9 and should the public interest test. Built to 2 / 3 of the Fiat 850, was the rear from the front of the 128 - only about 180 °. Officially presented as a car turn Bianchi had this "Dreamcar" the components of the 128. Two prototypes were built, one with the engine of 128, one with the Simca 1200 S engine. So sang since 1973 Cindy & Bert "Again and again on Sunday," "The Two hunted in Dino and Aston Martin on the television and some of us," their dream "on Germany's roads admire. When I look at our members anschaue list so, most have yet to take diapers and the tricycle dreamed of, or as curd in the refrigerator at some point. At that time, Fiat was looking for a successor for the use of the 124 in rally sport. The choice fell on the X 1 / 9, which then homologation in a total of 200 units to be built by Bertone. Unfortunately, nothing from this project, because it decided in the short term for the new Fiat 131, to these better market place to be. Thus only five X 1 / 9 Abarth, but quite promising used wurden.In presented Turin 1972, were still in the same year, 250 cars sold in Italy, then ran from 1973 sales in Europe. 1974 began exporting to the U.S., because of the sharp exhaust provisions with a derated to 66 hp engine. Due to the sales success in the years 1973 and 1974, Bertone 1975 to the Turin Motor Show, the X 1 / 9 Corsa. A front and rear spoilers and aluminium wheels and related lettering aufgewerteter 1300s X 1 / 9. Unfortunately, this car never officially produced, which is why only a vehicle is known. Fiat saw the X 1 / 9 always with critical eyes, rather than competitors to their own sports cars, and planned it even 1976 from the market. In the same year there were also officially right-hand for the English market. In April 1978, in only 700 units built Lido delivered, unfortunately never officially to Germany. 1978 was by then the change from the 1300s to the 1500s and since 1980 there have been in the United States 1500s as a Einspritzer with 75 hp. After many quarrels between Fiat and Bertone took over from 1981 that the distribution of the X 1 / 9, since sold than Bertone X 1 / 9. By the end of 1988 to some 160,000 Fiat / Bertone X 1 / 9. In March 1989, exclusively for England, the "Grand Finale" at about 2000 units shipped. Then after 17 years and many models from the "exclusive" to the "Grand Finale" definitive conclusion. It is worth mentioning would be the company Alcan Aluminium of Montreal / Quebec, in 1986 five aluminum-X 1 / 9 built. One of these five - a red - is now at the Museum of Fiat. AOn all models of the X 1 / 9 should be at this point too far and the format of a book to accept.
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So.. what do you think pete? I am leaning towards the Corsa being something Fiat slapped together for an auto show.

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Joined: August 30th, 2007, 12:51 pm

May 11th, 2008, 2:15 am #7

well, i've had a message from a uk guy who says that he owned one back in the 70's, and is looking for the photos,
see new thread with yellow drawing above, this is what he says he had.
guess i wait and see if he's full of it, or he really had the real deal.
i still want to build a replica for tarmac rallying, and this is different to all the prototipo's that seem to abound now.
good thing with building one of these is will still be able to run the sohc motor,( although 1500 stroked to 1600)
and maximise the sweet handling of the standard car,but with decent hp.
great up to 1600 class car for Targa Tasmania and Classic Adelaide here in OZ.

thanks for your input and the link(i only speak english )non english sites are really hard to navigate iif you can't
speak the lingo.
i think the wife thinks i'm surfing for porn!
she would probably think i'm insane if she new the truth.....lol
cheers
pete
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Joined: September 25th, 2004, 5:43 am

May 11th, 2008, 2:31 am #8

I have only ever seen that one picture of a Corsa. I spent about 1 hour today before stumbling upon tracking down that German article that had any more info that the blurb that usually accompanies that B&W Corsa photo.

BTW... Google translation is your friend. You can translate a sentence, a paragraph, or a whole web page. The output is not too bad, but you will still need to read between the lines a bit.

Give it a try: http://translate.google.com/translate_t?hl=en



jd


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Joined: August 30th, 2007, 12:51 pm

May 11th, 2008, 2:44 am #9

i have just received an other link to a photo of a red corsa, it has the rear spoiler ,the wheels and the corsa graphics, but doesn't have the guard extensions.
i'll try to track down the owner and see if it is the real deal, or what.
i'll post any photo's i can ,failing that the links to the site
cheers
pete
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