1961 Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformabile
Chassis no. 032091
Engine no. 110D 000*296027*
Autobianchi resumed car production in 1957 under FIAT auspices, its debut model being the Bianchina, based on FIATs new 500. Positioned up-market from the FIAT, the Bianchina debuted as the Transformabile coupé, with full-length folding sunroof. The Bianchina showed clear signs of American influence, its size excepted, exemplified by two-tone paintwork, whitewall tyres and plentiful chrome.
This 1961 Autobianchi Bianchina is an example of the original and highly desirable Trasformabile version. Sold new in Italy, it has had only two owners since then and is presented in generally good original condition, having been preserved by the favourable climate and careful attention over the last 52 years. The body is untouched and does not need attention. However, 30 years of Italian sunshine had faded the paintwork and the car was re-sprayed in its original livery in 1990. At the beginning of 2013, the engine was completely overhauled together with the gearbox and electrical components, while the brakes and suspension were renewed. Retaining its original body and engine, the car is said to be in excellent running condition and worthy of close inspection by anyone desiring a high quality example of this much sought after model. One of the most desirable microcars of its time, this Bianchina Trasformabile is ideal for summer fun on trips and rallies, or perhaps the occasional concours délégance. Offered with Belgian registration papers.