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1959 Autobianchi Transformable Coupé

Id: 545

VIN: 110B*017491

Year: 1959

Price: $ 0

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Name: The Stable, Ltd

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Phone: 908-234-2055

Email: stablewebsite@gmail.com

Company: The Stable, Ltd.

Description

1959 Autobianchi Bianchina First Series Transformable Coupé Chassis no. 110B*017491 Engine no. 110.000*095998* 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 *Highly original example of the upmarket FIAT 500 *Open air motoring with a full length sunroof *du Pont ownership 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 and Autobianchi's debut model, being the FIAT 500-based Bianchina, was named after Edoardo Bianchi's first ever automobile. The Bianchina debuted as the transformable 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 Purchased early on, this Autobianchi has resided in Lex Dupont's ownership practically since new. Surviving today in generally rust free and sound original condition, a few weekends of careful cleaning could bring this little Autobianchi back to nice honest shape. Seldom found in this sort of condition, this Autobianchi could be used as is or be the basis for an authentic restoration.

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