1980 FIAT X1/9 

By Midwest-Bayless Italian Auto

This car is sold - 1.26.2022

Up for sale is a solid, well running FIAT X1/9 with recent maintenances.


If you're looking for a solid entry level X1/9 that you can daily drive, this one's for you!


This car is titled by the owner of Midwest-Bayless and will be an individual (not dealer) transaction. 

This car has a 52K miles and a clean bill of health from Midwest-Bayless. 

The 1500cc fuel injected engine runs great.  It cold and hot starts just as expected with one try.  The chassis rides comfortably. 

Body and Exterior

The body is monochrome "Rosso Arancio" (tomato red).   

This car has been repainted by a previous owner some time ago, and the finish has some minor blemishes, but the vehicle's overall exterior presentation is good, around 85 points.

This car has no corrosive rust to the unibody.  The main structural areas such as front shock towers, rear shock towers, and rear trunk wells are original and unrepaired.   

Floorpans are solid and original.

The chassis is solid and accurate enough to warrant the investment of professional repair to the minor cosmetic blemishes shown and repaint for a show level car.

The car has two spots of cosmetic rust on the lower panels. One on the trailing edge of driver side door, and a smaller spot on the forward edge of the driver side front fender.

 The windshield frame has rust in the lower edges and will need to be addressed.

The front air dam, front grille and all front / rear plastic bumper trims are intact.  Original glass in all positions.  



Engine, Fuel, Ignition, Exhaust and Cooling System
1500cc SOHC engine w/Bosch FI and Bosch electronic ignition

New fuel, pump, filter, high and low pressure injection system supply fuel hoses.   

New timing belt and V-belt

Starts at the first turn of the key, every time.  
The engine bay is clean with original, uncut wiring, and all factory AC items present.

Factory exhaust with original downpipe and catalytic converter.

  Under car pipes are solid.

Blower fan works, but heater core does not transfer heat.

This is a non-AC car simplifying the engine bay.   

System has good voltages, even with wipers, lights and heater fan on.   All accessories and lights work.  All cabin switches, gauges and clock work as expected.

New battery, distributor cap, rotor, plugs and wires


Transmission / Clutch / Driveline
The 5-Spd manual transmission is in excellent condition, shifting correctly into all gears with no synchronizer issues, no grinding, reverse works as expected.

 New clutch master and slave cylinder.

Axle boots and CVs are good.

Steering / Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes

Stock struts at all four corners.

Control arm bushings and ball joints are in good condition with no issues.  All wheel bearings are solid with no hum or play.  


Braking system has been recently serviced with new master cylinder, brake pads, flex hoses and rotors.

All steering items check out.  The car tracks straight and handles nicely on the freeway and through curves.

New Achilles 165/70-13 tires.  

Spare tire and wheel in good condition.

Interior / Top

This car features Parchment white interior with brown cornrow carpets.  

Dashboard, center console and firewall claddings are factory issue brown.   Dashboard is uncracked!   The glove box door hinge needs repair.

The interior cushions are supple and all bolsters are properly tied.  The covers will clean up nicely with repeated efforts. 


Door cards are matching the seats, in very good condition.  Doors have manual window lifts and work correctly.   Carpet has good color and is untorn.

Targa top is in good shape.  All weatherstrips are good.

Front  /Rear Trunk

Factory mat and battery cover intact.  Fluid reservoirs in excellent condition.   


 Rear trunk is presentable with original carpets, mats and blower.

Factory trunk jack and tool kit included.  

This car is available for $7,900 USD 
or highest offer

614-784-8870 or email to mad.matt@midwest-bayless.com



Our knowledge, experience and reputation with Fiat and Lancia cars is unparalleled. 

If you want the best, buy from the best.


 Additional photos or details are available upon request.   Buyer pays all shipping costs.

Midwest-Bayless Italian Auto is located in Columbus, Ohio, and are a continuation of Bayless Fiat Lancia World, founded in 1971.   We specialize in Fiat and Lancia parts, restoration and racing. We support most Fiat and Lancia models sold in North America including the Fiat 124 Spider, Coupe and Wagon, Fiat X19, Fiat 850, Fiat 128, Fiat 131/Brava, Lancia Scorpion and Beta (Coupe, Sedan and Zagato) and Yugo.