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Old 19-04-2015   #1
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This is not about rust, reliability or blindly buying a car so bodged together you sell for a £1,500 loss nine months later. The X1/9 was penned by Bertone in 1969 but was too cool for British Leyland. In Fiat hands and combined with the power plant from the legendary 128 the X1/9 soon became one of the best selling sports cars ever made and to this day one of the best handling cars money can buy.

Some of the cars Fiat made since have been cool but this is the yardstick.
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A cool car, as long as it's not painted poo brown, lol!
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Brown is 'back in' isn't it???
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Brown is 'back in' isn't it???
only for the style blind. modders started it

x1/9 lower than a ladies fanny (1st pic) so has to be cool
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Cool, Cool, Cool, no wait i'm wrong, its so cool its frozen solid, I have wanted one of these for years!!!!
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Cool, Cool, Cool, no wait i'm wrong, its so cool its frozen solid, I have wanted one of these for years!!!!
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@ Dave

I think she is standing on the cill. :-)

Most of them need lowering thanks to the stupid US import headlight height and crash laws...
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First trip out in my mostly restored x19 yesterday... fantastic fun
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"The X1/9 was penned by Bertone in 1969 but was too cool for British Leyland...."

Have the words "cool" and "British Leyland" ever previously been seen in the same sentence?
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"The X1/9 was penned by Bertone in 1969 but was too cool for British Leyland...."

Have the words "cool" and "British Leyland" ever previously been seen in the same sentence?
Yes: the Triumph Stag.
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Triumph, didn't they make bra's in the early 80's
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Triumph, didn't they make bra's in the early 80's
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Yes: the Triumph Stag.
Hairdressers' car...
And it only worked when the original Triumph engine got junked and a Rover V8 slotted in...
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really cool
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Brown is 'back in' isn't it???
I'm old enough to remember brown in the '70s. Depending on the shade it was quite a good colour. Having said that, you could also describe it as dark beige! Ford's Tawny (and its later variations) looked good on the Mk1 Granada and Mk4 Cortina Ghia

http://www.newoldcar.co.uk/index.php...ia-mk4-ref-299

Having said that, even this Ghia doesn't actually look that good in Roman Bronze.

http://classics.honestjohn.co.uk/rev...cortina-mk480/

http://www.kevinmcgowan.org/cars/html/cars.html

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/tri...ff/8754189239/

My brother has a 2012 Jag XF which is in a very dark metallic brown. Personally I think it looks great.

They were all at it. Vauxhall, Ford, Chrysler, VW, Renault, FIAT. Poo brown Strada anyone?

I went out with a girl who had a dark brown Hillman Avenger, and, I think it's safe to say that she was more of a go-er than the car.
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