Actually Lenny, thats not my car(wish it was though!!) It was origonally posted on another site. It's hard to tell by the picture but there couldn't be more than 2-3" clearance. Having a car this low could make for some interesting freeway maneuvers.
Cliff Pennock Administrator
Posts: 10933 From: Haarlem, The Netherlands Registered: Jan 99
Hey guys, my brother and I once had a Fiat (Bertoni) X19 that could do that, it was probably even lower. I'd sometimes get the crazy urge to try that --- while in motion, whenever I'd be driving next to a big rig. Sometimes those truckers wouldn't see me which led to some exciting moments. Thankfully I never did have to perform a real life test of whether we could do it.
And those wooden arm gates, the ones that raise up to let you out, well we could sometimes go right under them. Other times my brother or I would have to walk up to it and lift it an inch or two, but it was pretty cool. Damn did that car handle, plus the feel of the shifter was awesome!!!
Jun 22nd, 2000
Posts: 15796 From: N. Wilkesboro, NC, USA Registered: Nov 1999
dman--Bertone, not Bertoni. (Sorry. I'm a picky bastard.) He was the designer. I had 2 Fiats in my life. A 124 Spyder and an X19. Loved the targa top on the X19 better than the ragtop on the 124. When I bought my X19, someone had swapped the original springs for something out of a Blazer, I think. That thing was ready to 4 wheel! I got a set of aftermarket springs and had them installed. Dropped it about 3" from stock. Rode like a brick, but looked pretty cool, IMHO. Got any pics of yours??
Hey monkeyman. Sorry, no pics. That was in '83 or so I think. Back then I'd still see a whole bunch of them around. It wasn't too hard to see old Fiats, MGBs, Triumphs, Alfas and Opel GTs here and there. Now all of those cars are pretty darn scarce!
Jun 23rd, 2000
Posts: 899 From: Riegelsville, PA, USA Registered: May 99