74 & 87 X1/9
The attached pictures are seven X1/9 parts cars sitting here to this day. These cars sat here since they were returned from being leased and used for parts for customer cars. The majority of these cars had only 24K miles. I saw the instrument clusters with the 24K mileage before they were stripped out of these cars.The cars are currently stripped of most of its parts. The cars are located in an overflow lot used by the dealer. The dealer, Ramsey Auto Group (Jeep) is located in Ramsey, New Jersey. The salesman, Lester, who recently retired, told me parts were not coming in from Bertone and they had to strip new cars and cars coming off of lease for parts. Instead of sending these parts cars to the crusher,he saved these cars for anyone that needed parts. He told me Malcom Bricklin was responsible for shipping the last batch of ten Bertone X1/9s to the dealership in 1988. The remaining last four X1/9s were crated and shipped to a wealthy person in Japan who paid twice the MSRP price ($30,000 each). Did you ever see an X1/9 with automatic? Back in 1986, this dealer sold x1/9s with automatic transmissions (not sure how many). At that time, I only saw one X with automatic on the dealer lot. A friend of my girlfriend (now wife) at the time also drove an X1/9 with automatic.