Nice car, should be interesting to see what it brings.https://www.classic.com/a/rm-sothebys-arizona-2020-knXN1pB/lots/1986-bertone-x19-p07jQ3W/
Only one pic provided by the auction house...shows well! (Wrong tires, though.)
(Not mine, no known relation to seller.)
Since it's very unusual (at least up until now) for an X1/9 to be offered by the "major" auction houses, if your schedule permits, a brief condition report on the car and a "you were there" first person account of the car going across the block would be of interest to many of us here on the forum. Maybe even a smartphone video!I'll be in Scottsdale for the auctions and I'm happy to inspect this car for anyone serious about bidding. Just drop me a PM with interest.
I was referring more to the installed size (165/70-13) rather than the make/model of the tire itself. I'd kill for a modern version of the original Pirellis in the correct 185/60-13 size.Pretty certain the P3s were OE at the time for the Trons. The spare in my ‘85 when I got it in 1993 was a P3/70. P6s were on the next wheel style.
When I looked at the ‘new’ Xs at one of the LA dealers at the time none of the ones with Trons had P6s, all the cars with the last style wheel had the P6s.
I was mostly off the net during the holidays so missed your previous post.This auction was already posted before Xmas.
See Eric's post in this thread about some prior history used in Hawaii.
Actually the size is also correct. The 185/60s were only ever on the multi hole rim of the last generation of cars. 185s never came on the Trons OE.I was referring more to the installed size (165/70-13) rather than the make/model of the tire itself. I'd kill for a modern version of the original Pirellis in the correct 185/60-13 size.
The copy of the shop manual I have for I think up thru '85 and the owner's manual I have for my June '85 manufactured '86 shows 165/70-13 as the tire size, corroborating the first half of Karl's post. I guess I assumed that since my car had 185/60-13s on it when I got it, that must have been the "correct" tire size.Actually the size is also correct. The 185/60s were only ever on the multi hole rim of the last generation of cars. 185s never came on the Trons OE.
I realized that there was a live stream of the auction a bit too late to see the car go across the block. Started watching at Lot 213, the purple Vector that almost tripled the catalog estimate.Does anyone know what this car sold for?