Fiat X1/9 Is ALIVE

Good news! We installed a new condenser, new HT leads and new contact points into Geoff’s Fiat X1/9 and then this happened……. (apologies for holding my iPhone the wrong way) —— Now we just have to do the brake master and clutch master and we should finally be somewhat mobile! Good times!

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Fiat X1/9 Update

I’ll get to the Fiat in a moment….. I drove a few interesting cars on the weekend. Both experiences were unplanned. One car I drove with a view to buy and the other was purely for fun. Peugeot 205 GTI The first car was a Peugeot 205GTI. I stumbled across this one when I ran into a co-worker at Salamanca Market on Saturday morning. The Pug belongs to his son and Mal let me know that it was now up for sale. Given that the 205GTI is a bit of a cult car, I had to check it out. Click […]

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AltSaab: Fiat 500 Abarth

A few weeks ago, I asked Saab owners what they were driving now. Bernard, a long-term Saab fan and reader/commenter on SU and here at Swadeology, recently bought a Fiat 500 Abarth. I drove a Fiat 500 in non-Abarth form around Mallorca back in 2011. That car was short on power but high on fun. I could definitely see the potential for extreme fun with a more potent engine, which is exactly what’s in the Abarth’s (along with a few other things). Bernard’s kindly provided a few pictures and thoughts about his new car (thanks!). Maybe it’ll inspire a few […]

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