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One of the better 1:36 scale efforts, the usual opening doors and opening engine cover, but nicer than usual modelling, a pretty model of a pretty car. The Fiat X1/9 was added to the range in 1976 and remained in production to 1979. The core range car was either metallic green or metallic silver, both versions had tampo-printed black roofs, which rubbed as soon as touched, and black tampo printed trim. The doors open showing a nicely modelled interior and the engine cover lifts up to show that sporty little mid-mount engine. Both colours are similarly valued.

Wikipedia: "The X1/9 started life in 1969 as a show concept car called the Autobianchi A112 Runabout, (known in Corgi-land as the Bertone Runabout Barchetta) with styling by Bertone under chief designer Marcello Gandini. It was designed around the all-new 128 SOHC engine and gearbox (transmission) from the front wheel drive Fiat 128, but used these parts in a radical way, moving the entire transverse drive train and suspension assembly from the front of the 128 to the rear of the Autobianchi Runabout, giving a mid-engined layout."

The white one with green trim is from a gift set with a power boat on a trailer behind it. Unusually for me I own the complete set mint in a box. GS37 from April 1977

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Metallic green, black roof

Metallic silver, black roof

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White with olive roof & trim from GS37 Carlsberg Power Boat Set

 
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