Took the plunge....

Discussion in 'X1/20 Forum' started by fiatfactory, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. fiatfactory

    fiatfactory Steve Cecchele

    Location:
    Western Australia
    Always wanted a Montecarlo, so yesterday I took the plunge!

    monte.jpg
    monte 4.jpg
    monte 3.jpg
     
    Hasbro, Austin74, kmead and 4 others like this.
  2. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Location:
    Missouri, USA
    Looks good Steve. Congrats
     
  3. Mark

    Mark FIATFREAK

    Looks awesome. My first X1/9 was the same color. Why’s it have Scorpion headlights?
     
  4. fiatfactory

    fiatfactory Steve Cecchele

    Location:
    Western Australia
    US delivered car that has been converted to RHD.

    Totally rust free, came from Arizona I believe, so dry climate no salt on roads car.

    SteveC
     
  5. Love it!!!!!

    Good find Steve, you’re gunna really enjoy it.

    Cheers,

    Rob
     
  6. Mark

    Mark FIATFREAK

    The weird thing is the wipers are backwards from mine. Were those changed too?

     
  7. fiatfactory

    fiatfactory Steve Cecchele

    Location:
    Western Australia
    yes, part of the conversion to RHD was changing the wiper arms, wiper motor/support etc to RHD units

    Conversion to RHD has been quite nicely done.

    SteveC
     
  8. ianlawson

    ianlawson ian - NZ

    Niiiiiice set of wheels, Steve!! RHD and all!!!
    Yep, you will now be lookin' like Mr Cool over there in the sunny West!! :cool:

    cheers, IanL - NZ
     
  9. fiatfactory

    fiatfactory Steve Cecchele

    Location:
    Western Australia
    I'm taking it to Thailand when I move over there...

    SteveC
     
  10. ianlawson

    ianlawson ian - NZ

    Thailand - fair dinkum?? Is that for a holiday look-see, or permanently, Steve??

    cheers, IanL - NZ
     
  11. fiatfactory

    fiatfactory Steve Cecchele

    Location:
    Western Australia
    Hopefully permanently to live and work... I've been offered a job restoring old Italian cars, Alfa's mostly but the odd Fiat /Lancia as well.

    SteveC
     
  12. Chad C.

    Chad C. Daily Driver

    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
    Congrats, Steve. It couldn't be in better hands. It looks like a US spec car that's been around the world, with Euro bumpers, and a RHD set-up. From the looks of it, I'm guessing its interior is from a Euro-spec car. Fabric seats look nice. Love the black interior, I'm slowly dying my weathered blue interior black with promising results. Did we get black interiors in the US cars?

    No engine bay pics from Steve C!? I'm interested to hear your plans for the car.

    Dueling build threads from experienced people like yourself and BEEK would only strengthen the forum, best wishes for that sexy thing!
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018
  13. fiatfactory

    fiatfactory Steve Cecchele

    Location:
    Western Australia
    Body / paint and interior trim is really good and needs no real work... engine bay doesn't present anywhere near as well.
    monte 6.jpg

    No immediate plans to do anything to the car as I'm quite busy for the next few months going between Thailand and Australia setting up a new automotive venture in Bangkok.

    SteveC
     
  14. kmead

    kmead True Classic

    Location:
    Michigan
    Nice find and congrats on taking a significant plunge to change your life. I would do the move in stages if you can, sometimes...

    A Scorpion is one of the cars I really want to acquire someday. Hopefully sooner than later.

    Your particular example looks extremely nice. Love the color.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018
  15. motoTrooper

    motoTrooper True Classic

    Wow congratulations on everything Steve! I was recently musing what a Montecarlo would look like in X1/9 Lime Green. Quite striking even with the metallic in it. I'm leaning towards the Porsche Crystal Green Metallic paint of the mid 1980's.
     
  16. RJ80

    RJ80 True Classic

    Location:
    Kitsap, WA
    Looks great, congrats!
     
  17. ecohen2

    ecohen2 True Classic

    Location:
    Arlington Va
    Very nice! It makes me miss mine!
     

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