From the Ridiculous to the Sublime….

Nevada, Missouri, US 71, Monday afternoon. First I saw the Fiat/Bertone X1/9 parked next to the local Casey’s. Poor shape (massive rust under the rear bumper), paint’s in serious trouble.

Across the street? One of the more unique Porsche 914-4 modifications I’ve ever seen. Talked briefly with the owner, he indicated the running gear was stock. Over the years I’ve run across a number of modified 914s but this is first one ever where an owner went to the trouble of completely removing the targa structure behind the cockpit, Rather cool, actually…

Oh, the X1/9? When I went back across the street to Casey’s, it was gone; despite it’s appearance, it apparently ran.

BTW, if you think I’m making fun of Fiats (uh, don’t we all?), my ’76 X1/9 was one of the best cars I ever owned, much much better than the ’81 2000 Spyder that followed it. I am keeping my eye out for another X1/9…

Back to the search for LBCs…I’m thinking of driving to Lake Garnett in a couple of months for the annual racing event, bet I see some Triumphs there. Shoot, I might even drive the TR8…

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