My brother bought a wrecked ( totalled ) X-19 that he found at a dealer's lot
'way back when' when I was going in for parts for my Spider. I advised him
against it, but he had a mind of his own and he was an apprentice mechanic.
He completely dismantled it and got someone to do the welding and bodywork,
painted it yellow with black stripes down the sides and had a wonderful
experience with it. When he was 43, he bought another one as a toy. He
wasn't looking for a major project, especially not bodywork, though he did
have to do some work on it to get it safetied. I own it now, and it is fun to
drive, but it just isn't my thing.
> Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 10:52:43 -0700
> the X19.. and the development of addiction....
> I had a friend back in the late '70s/early 80s. He was an
> Italian car junkie who had a Lancia and was on his second X19.
> He bought the second one new and within 3 days had taken the
> dash out to get rid of a rattle. He had a Big Healey in his
> back yard awaiting restoration. He asked if I wanted to go to
> the Healey 35th Anniversary Celebration in SnowMass Colorado.
> (1982) We coudn't drive the Healey so we took the X19. I got to
> actually see Donald Healey who was a guest speaker, and watched
> the BE's eat up the Big Boys in the gymkhana. ...
> Best regards,
> Bill L. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
> '66 Sprite MKIII HAN8L49403 "the red thing"
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