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My very first car was a FIAT X1/9. A 2-seater wedge with a mid-engine and a targa convertible hood. The engine produced 75 horsepower out of 1300ccm. Not that much, but with a weight of only 730 kg, it was a fun ride. I was the 4th owner, so my car had a history. Our relationship was love - hate, and after 3 years of trouble I was happy to sell my sporty. Nowadays you will hardly find anyone that remembers this car. Almost all have disintegrated into rust. Well, FIAT from the 70´s.

Last summer I discovered an X 1/9 at a shop in the Netherlands that sells collectables. I had to have it! The manufacturer NOREX is from France and has a long legacy of producing metal cars. Unfortunately, even in their archive this model is not listed. Who knows how long my X 1/9 has been collecting dust on that retailers shelve. Maybe someone out there can give me more input.

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My problem is: My X 1/9 hat a different color. So I finally deconstructed my model and gave it that horrible venom green that was the typical, most common color. The roof needed that black vinyl look. And I also painted the seats, door panels and the dashboard in my fake leather tan.

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So this is what my X 1/9 looked like:

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Hello Karl,
yes, that´s the same car. I usually do 1/25 scale styrene cars. This was a fun job on 2 afternoons.
Thanks for that info with the database! If I see correctly, this model was issued in 1974, about the time the original car was available. It wouldn´t surprise me if my model was in that store for over 40 years. They didn´t have the original box any more.
Best wishes,
Andy
 

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Great work. My friends used to have an X1/9 (A dark red maroon one. Right hand drive of course) so It brings back a few memories.
 
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