<b>1959 Autobianchi Bianchina First Series Transformable Coup&#233;  </b><br />Chassis no. 110B-017116 <br />Engine no. 110.000-084377

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Lot 252Ω ¤
1959 Autobianchi Bianchina First Series Transformable Coupé
Chassis no. 110B-017116
Engine no. 110.000-084377

Sold for US$ 18,700 inc. premium
1959 Autobianchi Bianchina First Series Transformable Coupé
Chassis no. 110B-017116
Engine no. 110.000-084377
479cc Vertical Twin Cylinder Engine
Single Weber Carburetor
16bhp at 4,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Transverse Leaf Front and Coil Spring Rear Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Nicely present example of the upmarket FIAT 500
*Open air motoring with a full length sunroof
*Sporting color scheme
*Perfect for enjoying
La Dolce Vita

THE AUTOBIANCHI BIANCHINA

Originally a bicycle manufacturer and arguably best known as a maker of fine racing motorcycles, Edoardo Bianchi built his first automobile around 1900.

In 1957 Bianchi joined partners FIAT and Pirelli to form Autobianchi. Production commenced at a new purpose-built factory in Desio, Autobianchi's debut model being the FIAT 500-based Bianchina, named after Edoardo Bianchi's first ever automobile.

The Bianchina debuted as the Transformabile coupé with a full-length folding sunroof. Positioned up-market from the FIAT 500, which had been conceived as basic transportation for the impecunious masses, the Bianchina was marketed as a 'second car' or luxurious 'recreational vehicle'. Appealing strongly to affluent middle class ladies, it reflected Italian society's increasing prosperity. In 1960 the newly introduced and more powerful FIAT 500D engine became standard equipment on the Bianchina range.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This little Bianchina spent most of its life in California before heading to France several years ago. The red paint job gives the little car a sporting verve while the red and white interior completes the package. Showing nicely inside and out, and with fuel economy in the 50+ miles per gallon range and top speed claimed by original sales brochures as "over 55 miles per hour", this stylish microcar awaits its next owner to stretch its little legs and show all those folks in Smart Cabrios what a real city car is!

Footnotes

  • This vehicle is titled under serial number 017116.
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