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Let’s look at the Autobianchi – Bianchina Panoramica – 1967

Autobianchi 1967 CockpitThis car based on the mechanics of the Fiat 500 Giardiniera, was undoubtedly the luxurious version of the 500 which required the greatest technical effort: wheelbase extended by 10 cm, rotated 90 ° to sole engine. Practice (thanks to the tailgate and good luggage compartment), living and not without a certain elegance, the overview was produced until 1969.

This car has had only two owners and has original Italian license plates and documents of the time. The car needs a complete renovation inside and outside and is present through with rust also on the floors.

The engine works perfectly as all the mechanical parts having traveled only 57,338 km with fuel petrol and four-speed manual gearbox.

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More information on the Autobianchi Bianchina (Source: Wikipedia)

Autobianchi 1967 frontThe Autobianchi Bianchina is a minicar produced by the Italian automaker Autobianchi, based on the Fiat 500. It was available in various configurations: Berlina (saloon), Cabriolet (roadster), Trasformabile (convertible), Panoramica (station wagon), and Furgoncino (van). The car was presented to the public on 16 September 1957 at the Museum of Science and Technology in Milan.

Initially, the car was equipped with the smallest Fiat engine, air-cooled 479 cc producing 15 PS (11 kW). In 1959, the engine power was increased to 17 PS (13 kW) and in 1960, the cabriolet version was launched.

In the same year, the Trasformabile, whose engine cylinder capacity was increased to 499 cc (18 hp), was made available in a Special version with bicolour paint and an engine enhanced to 21 PS (15 kW). Transformabile featured fixed B-pillar and partial roof, as the rest of the opening was covered with foldable fabric hood. Cabriolet version had no B-pillar. Also this was the only version to feature suicide doors. In 1962, the Trasformabile was replaced by a four-seat saloon. The engine and chassis were the same as in the Trasformabile.

In 1965, a minor facelift was made. In France, the models were sold under different names: the Berlina became the Lutèce, the Familiare the Texane, and the Trasformabile was marketed as the Eden Roc.


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