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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by AceE, Mar 6, 2018.
1961 Autobianchi Bianchina Special Cabriolet - $30000 (Danvers)
Originally called Bianchi and founded in 1899, the company made a wide variety of vehicles for 56 years. Bianchi was based in Milan, Italy and in January 1955 it merged with Pirelli and Fiat to become Autobianchi SpA and produced Fiat 500 based small cars.
In 1960 after selling its shares to its partners, Fiat and Pirelli, Autobianchi introduced at the Geneva Salon, the prettiest model of this series, the Bianchina Special Convertible, a little luxury car, with lots of chrome trim and attractive interior fittings. The indicators were fitted separately below the headlights (not on the bumper guards). The radiator changed and two sweeping ornamental moldings decorated both sides. The cooling slots on the side behind the doors and chrome borders below the body edge were eliminated. The windscreen became more angular.
The Autobianchi Special Cabriolet has the Fiat 500 Sport motor and is rarer and, perhaps, even more attractive than the coupe.
No. of Cylinders: 2
No. produced: 9,000
Gearbox: 4 = reverse
Top Speed: 105 kph
This example was imported from Italy 20+ years ago and has been meticulously maintained and serviced since. It has a clear MA title and can be yours for $36,000, firm.
When it's too hot to put on my boots & helmet... the other Italian twin.
(Fiat 500 Giardiniera)
on the way to Monterey
that originally came with chassis #006:
recently restored with updates:
watched a little bit of the live stream on youtube from pebble beach today.
Antonio prepping a 488 challenge turbo
Not purely Italian but lots of them, and alll nice shots
I lived for a year in Rome in the early 80s. Always on the lookout for cool Italian cars, I never saw a Stratos until one day, there it was! Stuck in traffic, loaded on a flatbed truck and pointing the wrong way, it still drew people like moths to flame. Me included.
Munich in '79 for me, and the high points were a BMW M1 and a Lotus Super 7 on the street, and the BMW Museum, of course.
I didn't have to go to Germany to find a new M1. My folks had moved to Cincinnati and my dad was driving a little 320i at the time. I was home on spring break and we drove to the BMW dealership to buy the little smoked windshield for his sunroof. In the dealership sat a new M1. I went crazy! It was owned by the legendary Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds. A bit later C&D tested it, and in the article thanked Pete for allowing them the use of his M1.
I went to lunch one day with Bill Warner in this, he said hey you wanna drive : ) Have to say it was one of the more memorable cars I've ever driven.
I dropped off some bits today and had to look this over