Updated 13 December 2018

Time line of publications from in Australia

1977

August

January

February

December

January

April

June

September

December

First article found of the delivery of the X1/9 in Australia.

1978

March

The a small flyer you see below was created by Alan Steele, a member of the FIAT Club of NSW for the journalists who were at the Official Press Release Day at Warwick Farm on May 3rd, 1978.

May

First news paper article on the Fiat X1/9

July

Key Points: Article mentions the X1/9 has not arrived as yet however Fiat Australia is importing 750 of them in and 350 of them are spoken for. A sale price of $9500 was also quoted.

October

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December

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1979

Key article points: It’s mentioned this was a test car and is fairly new. The article mentions the 1500 5 speed is 18 months away. Price would be $11,700.

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September

Key Points: Mentions that there will be 400 series 1.5 imported and we won’t see the series 2 till 1980.

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Marks Notes: I think we got less then 400 as i have only worked out we got about 300 so far. First compliant series 2 was in Jan 1981. Also there is a conflict with article April 1981.

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Key Points: Mentions the series 1.5 was recently release.

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Marks Notes: This was printed in December 1979 and indicates the series 1.5 was only recently released. There are series 1.5 with March 1979 compliance plates so they were either sitting around for some time or the article is wrong.

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1981

QLD Newspaper article January 1981, This is a Series 1.5 (1300 4 Speed) So not sure why they are featuring it the same year as the Series 2. Also mentions assisted breaks thats incorrect.

Key Points: Article mentions that they are still selling the series 1.5 and expected delivery of the series 2 is months away. Priced at $11,000

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Marks Notes: This was printed in April 1981 yet he mentions the series 2 is not released yet.  However there was already compliant series 2 in January 1981.  So i think Fiat held on to the series 2 stock until they sold out the series 1.5 stock. Note the picture here is the same X1/9 for December 1979.

September

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QLD Newspaper article September 1981. Mentions the launch of series 2 (1500cc 5 Speed). A few mistakes, however like 15” wheels and power assisted breaks. This was never the case world wide.

1982

August

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1983

December

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1986

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1987

Key Points: No date on advertisement but it mentions they are coming soon. So must be 1987

1996

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1989

January

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2002

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2004

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