Ebay Fiat X1/9: Horrible Revisited

January 3rd, 2007 by William

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A couple weeks ago I wrote about a terrible one-off Fiat X1/9 that I stumbled upon on EBay (Ebay find: Fiat X1/9 Hotrod?). At the time this rare (only one in existence) and hard to look at vehicle was listed with a reserve of $40,000. Well today I spotted the very same car re-listed on EBay with the reserve set at only $20,000.

The owner also solved a mystery from his old auction by posting new pictures of the vehicle. In previous pictures you could make out writing on the back of the car but it was too small to read. Now there is a close up picture of the caption and if you guessed Bible passage than you are the big winner:
“I have come that they may have life and that they may have it to the fullest. John 10:10″

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I’m sure this is exactly what God meant by having life to the fullest. I know when I pray for things a heavily modified Fiat X1/9 eyesore is usually at the top of the list.

This is a rare second chance to own a car that “needs to be in a museum somewhere”, so bid away.

-Bill Mertz

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One Response to “Ebay Fiat X1/9: Horrible Revisited”

  1. Allison Says:

    Did you ever read Genesis 41? It’s when the Pharaoh is telling about some of his dreams.

    Verse 17-21: “Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile, when out of the river there came up seven cows, fat and sleek, and they grazed among the reeds. After them, seven other cows came up—scrawny and very ugly and lean. I had never seen such ugly cows in all the land of Egypt. The lean, ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows that came up first. But even after they ate them, no one could tell that they had done so; they looked just as ugly as before. Then I woke up.’ ”

    This is the ugly cow. And it does not matter how many pretty car parts it eats, at the end of the day, it’s still freaking ugly.

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I am a twenty something car enthusiast. I spend most of my days working in a small restoration shop in Northern California that specializes in vintage Alfa Romeos. I also manage to do some freelance writing for a handful of automotive publications. When I'm not at the shop I can usually be found working on one of my own project cars, out driving on a good windy road or good jeep trail. Despite what my girlfriend says cars aren't what defines me, they are only what I do. When I have a chance I also love to go camping, play sports or generally do any type of outdoor activity. I don't take myself to seriously, so I hope you don't either.

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