Official Member Car Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Discussion Forum' started by DuaneEstill, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Jimmy II

    Jimmy II Fair weather only

    West End, NC
  2. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Missouri, USA
    I took some pictures of the repainted 85 this morning. It is still a work in progress, but it looks a lot better. It was in primer when I bought it in 2013. I was supposed to get it painted 2 years ago as a 30th anniversary present. Finally got it painted in June. It originally had the grey/black seats, but I blacked out the interior with new seat covers and some vinyl/fabric paint for the door cards.


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  3. Daniel Forest

    Daniel Forest True Classic

    Wow! The repaint makes the Cromodora wheels look like ATS! :cool:
  4. Mike C

    Mike C Daily Driver

    Atlanta, Georgia
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  5. 81x

    81x Daily Driver

    Finally took the X out for a drive after 3-4 weeks without movement, and take clear pictures of it.

    First real drive after fixing the turn signals and grille to place.

    And the best part - going steady on 85-90C

    I kinda like those 2 fenders edges pointing out, but on the other hand it looks unfinished.
    Will update on this area ideas in a separate thread.
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  6. Dan Sarandrea (Phila)

    Dan Sarandrea (Phila) Waitin' On Parts...

    Philadelphia, PA
    Two Bertone creations side by side.
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    At the 2018 New Hope, PA Auto Show. 1968 Bizzarrini GT Strada 5300 and 1986 Bertone X1/9. The gentleman in the pic (blue hat) owned a silver example of the same car for many years, and according to the current owner of the white car in the pic, was the inspiration for the current owner to purchase the white car for himself.

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  7. kmead

    kmead Old enough to know better

    Design in the sixties was a wild and wonderful thing. Put that next to the Carabo and you would be like there has to be 20 years between them. Nice contrast of your car to his. Rare item that Bizzarini.

  8. AKimball92

    AKimball92 True Classic

    Wow these recent photos replenished my stock of desktop background pictures! Gorgeous X1/9, JT!
  9. Jepp78bertone

    Jepp78bertone True Classic

    Never pass up a graffiti wall photo shoot

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  10. AKimball92

    AKimball92 True Classic

    One of the first things I am going to do when I get my car running is take it down Gratiot in Detroit and do a lot of graffiti photo shoots. Corktown will be my next destination, but that's a little farther away requiring a little bit more reliability. Then again both are in not-so-good parts of town, making reliability a must.
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  11. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Missouri, USA
    I went out and took a fall photo of the X today.
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  12. Tom Ginefra

    Tom Ginefra True Classic

    Northern NJ
    Very Nice Jim. Looks "the business".
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  13. Michael Wilkens

    Michael Wilkens Low Mileage

    Salem, OR
    Here's my lil girl Pascale on the day that I bought her a couple months ago. All stock one owner owned since 1986. She's going to get some winter solstice slight modifications (badges from Ricardo and rims and tires from Rodger).

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  14. Dan Sarandrea (Phila)

    Dan Sarandrea (Phila) Waitin' On Parts...

    Philadelphia, PA
    Went to the Freedoms Foundation Car Show in Valley Forge, PA, last weekend (Nov 10, 2018). They had a photographer set up to take "red carpet" photos of each car as it came into the show. George W. and his horse seemed not to notice all the fuss. It was sunny but cold and windy so I had the top in place to and from. Even though they parked me under a tree, I took it off for the show and when I got home I could have used a leaf blower to get all the leaves out! :eek:

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  15. Eugene Harvey

    Eugene Harvey True Classic

    Auckland, NZ
    Mine is a long love affair with the X1/9 buying my first 1980 1500 Gold X1/9 which was my pride and joy when I was 23. Back then, compared to the 1300 Beetle I had been driving it was FAST, and compared to the Beetle handled like a go-kart. Even though I sold my little Gold X many years ago, there was still something about them, and about 10 years later brought my 2nd X as a weekender, a 1989 1500 in Grigio Metalizzato with 37,000mls on the clock, and the memories came flooding back. (cue Photos)

    Now the observant of you will note the speedo now saying 17,039 Miles, and no it hasn't been round the clock, as a funny story this. Those are actually the original miles. A few years after buying my 89, parts were becoming harder and harder to find, as my 89 X was missing the wings on the spoiler and was a sense of frustration, so kept waiting for one to be wrecked, or better, find a beat up old one I could pick up cheap as a parts car. Then after 3 years of looking, an X1/9 came up for sale, but not just any X1/9, a 1989 1500 X1/9 in Grigio Metalizzato, but with ONLY 16,200 original miles on the clock, and it had the Wing Tips on the spoiler! So what could I do? Buy it! So now my original 1989 X1/9 has been relegated to the parts car, which still seems criminal. So why no photos of the my first 89 X1/9? Because it's identical, in almost every way, just missing the wings on the spoiler.
    So today, just out of interest, I managed to squeeze into the car to get a photo of the speedo.

    Last edited: Nov 29, 2018
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  16. pafiat

    pafiat True Classic

    The beast lurking behind my sons RA65 Celica at the Lufra Hillclimb. As you can see we were in good company. image.jpeg
  17. Gerald Pels

    Gerald Pels Low Mileage

    Hi and happy new year. I'm basically a lurker, but have been working on an x19 that I purchased from a very nice gentleman in Oregon. It is very much like the one my wife and I had when we first got married (which was pulled from a junkyard and brought back to life when I was in school, but that's another story). The new one is far enough along that I thought I would post some pics. Hope your new year is a good one. -Gerry IMG_0157.jpg

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  18. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Missouri, USA
    Welcome Gerry. Nice looking X! :)
  19. MikeHynes

    MikeHynes True Classic

    Goodfield, IL.
    Nice car Gerald, it looks like it was loved. What year is it?
  20. NEG

    NEG True Classic

    It’s stunning

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