One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351

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1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta
Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351

Sold for £ 17,250 (US$ 21,615) inc. premium
One of only 502 produced
1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta
Chassis no. 100DB-000291
Engine no. 100.000-2083351

Footnotes

  • Originally a bicycle manufacturer and arguably best known as a maker of fine racing motorcycles, Edoardo Bianchi built his first automobile in the early 1900s. A wide variety of models was manufactured over the next 30 years, though by 1940 the firm was concentrating on motorcycles and commercial vehicles. Car manufacture resumed in 1957 under FIAT auspices, Autobianchi's debut model being the Bianchina, based on FIAT's new '500'. Positioned up-market from the FIAT, the Bianchina debuted as the Trasformabile coupé, with full-length folding sunroof. The car showed clear signs of American influence, its size excepted, exemplified by two-tone paintwork, whitewall tyres and plentiful chrome.

    Six years later Autobianchi displayed an entirely new model at the Turin Motor Show: the Stellina. Based on the FIAT 600D, this two-seater barchetta featured a glassfibre body, designed by Luigi Rapi. Italy's first production car with glassfibre bodywork, the Stellina was produced during 1964/65 and only 502 were made, which is perhaps not so surprising given its 1 million lira price tag.

    This example of a very rare and technologically interesting Italian sports car was completely restored in 2010 and is presented in commensurately good condition. Finished in powder blue with black interior, the car currently displays a total of approximately 90,000 kilometres on the odometer and is offered with an Italian libretto. It has formed part of an exclusive UK private collection since 2012, but has never been registered in this country. A hardtop is included in the sale. A very rare and interesting alternative to the more common Italian spider offerings from the same period, and lots of fun for the coming summer months.
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One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
One of only 502 produced,1964 Autobianchi Stellina Barchetta  Chassis no. 100DB-000291 Engine no. 100.000-2083351
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