Submitted by Jake Phillips 

This is my X1/9. I found her in a barn after going to the NEC show. She has stood for 15 years and beside the dust and cobwebs I could see the potential so snapped her up for £250, very chuffed about this because it was very obvious it was worth way more.
She is an 82 model only had two owners, three now including me. She is in very good condition the main bit of rust is the boot floor and a few spots here and there but nothing major. After a bit of tampering we even got her running again and she sounded sweet....ish.
 
She has gone in to my garage now and will be fully restored/modified. This is my first car and I am super chuffed to say I have a convertible 1.5 mid engined rear wheel drive Italian sports car as my first car. The more I have worked on her the better I feel about it because as I pull back the years of dirt and horrible brown carpets it just keeps coming up solid. At present she is stripped down and soon I should be removing the engine ready to get to work on the little body work that needs doing.