Author Topic: 1959 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile  (Read 5837 times)

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1959 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile
« on: September 13, 2014, 03:43:57 PM »
Fresh out of 30+ years of storage is a beautiful Autobianchi.

18,662 Actual miles (title also verifies this)

Runs great

Body and floors are nice

clean Florida title 

This is a very original car excluding the paint obviously. I even believe the PIRELLI tires are original!
I'll let the photos do the talking. Please contact me at A1registry@yahoo.com or ed.lytle@yahoo.com if you have any questions or would like to make a offer.

$20,000 obo

More information about these cars under the photos.

Thanks!

DSC_0045 by dozierrrr, on Flickr

DSC_0048 by dozierrrr, on Flickr

DSC_0047 by dozierrrr, on Flickr

DSC_0046 by dozierrrr, on Flickr
DSC_0044 by dozierrrr, on Flickr

DSC_0043 by dozierrrr, on Flickr

Sorry about the dirty interior, Like I said its fresh out of storage.

DSC_0049 by dozierrrr, on Flickr

DSC_0050 by dozierrrr, on Flickr

DSC_0051 by dozierrrr, on Flickr

DSC_0053 by dozierrrr, on Flickr

DSC_0054 by dozierrrr, on Flickr

DSC_0056 by dozierrrr, on Flickr

DSC_0058 by dozierrrr, on Flickr

DSC_0059 by dozierrrr, on Flickr
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This 1959 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile, Series 2, is a very rare Italian micro car that was only produced from 1959 to 1961. Only 10,000 of these semi-convertible ‘transformable’ models were made.

Details:
Powered by an original 479cc/17hp, air cooled, rear mounted 2 cylinder engine, backed by a 4-speed manual gearbox, 4-wheel independent suspension and 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. This is an original example of one of the world's most attractive micro cars. She is painted in a red color with white accents and is
fresh out of 30+ years storage with18,662 actual miles. She runs good, however the breaks need servecing, the body and floors are nice for her age and the Florida title is clear, Vin# 013642.


Car History:
In 1885, 20-year-old Eduardo Bianchi set up a bicycle-making business in Milan, and before long was making motorized three-wheelers and then, before the turn of the century, four-wheelers. In the 1920s, Bianchi was third behind only Fiat and Lancia in Italian car production. In 1955, following a business alliance with Fiat and Pirelli and a name change to Autobianchi, the reorganized company focused its operations on a long-running series of upscale Fiat 500 variants. Fiat provided the technical components and knowledge, Pirelli provided the tires, and Bianchi created the bodies and assembled the vehicles. The body was designed by Luigi Rapi. The first product produced under this new venture was the Bianchina which was based on the Fiat 500 and offered luxury features not found on the 500. The first body style to roll off the assembly line was the 'Transformable' and would remain as the only body-style available until 1960, when the Cabriolet was introduced.

Diminutive yet bursting with an abundance of sporting character, the Bianchina offered sturdy and widely available Fiat 500 mechanical components with luxurious levels of trim for the era. The understated yet captivating Bianchina was further enhanced by a series of mechanical upgrades, including a lowered suspension, which contributed to a sportier ride. Despite its small two-cylinder air-cooled engine mounted in the rear of the car, the Bianchina was quite a capable performer, with a top speed of 60 mph and an estimated range of nearly 300 miles. Fuel economy reportedly approached a very impressive 50 mpg. While the Bianchina was just one of the many fascinating European micro cars that were available during the 1950s and 1960s, it was an unqualified success. In fact, with its decidedly sporty demeanor and limited-production cachet, it was quickly regarded by enthusiasts as the rich man’s’ Fiat.



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Re: 1959 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2014, 07:47:50 PM »
We Are very negotiable on the price. Needing this car gone.

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Re: 1959 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2014, 05:44:52 PM »
Any interest??

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Re: 1959 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2014, 04:18:35 AM »
Going on eBay by the end of the week.

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Re: 1959 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2014, 05:17:49 PM »
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