Car of the Month December 2011

Submitted by Brad Winter

I thought it might be a good idea to surprise my dad before he sells his X1/9 and try to get it on the Car of the Month section before it finds a new owner.


Its specs are:

  • T reg – 1979, yellow with a faran eliminator body kit and rear tail wing
  • New vented and dimpled front fiat uno turbo brake conversion with goodrich braded brake lines all round
  • Rear tarox discs with fiat 132 uprated calipers
  • Uprated suspension all round
  • Compomotive 3 piece split rims all round with 225/50/15
  • rear tyres and 195/50/15 front tyres
  • Huntsman bucket seats

Engine: 2.0 litre lancia twin cam 8 valve engine and gearbox conversion... with:

  • high compression pistons
  • ported and polished head
  • 40/80 cams
  • variable cam sprockets
  • twin 40 dcnf carburettors
  • k&n air filters
  • remote oil cooler and filter

He has put many months of work into this car and has had it for such a long time, its really going to be missed especially the performance and noise that it makes.