1959 Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformabile

While the cost of fuel has settled down a bit over the last few months, fuel economy in vehicles is still front and center when it comes to the consumer checklist these days. There’s a lot of options when it comes to saving fuel, including the new crop of diesel vehicles, hybrids and smaller alternatives like scooters. However, vintage microcars are a great way of being frugal for those who dare to be different. This 1959 Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformable is a great way of having a little bit of luxury and style with your economy that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Year: 1959
Model: Bianchina Trasformabile
Engine: 500cc inline two
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 26,076 miles
Price: Reserve auction

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This 1959 FIAT Bianchina has only 26,076 miles. The Autobianchi Bianchina is an supermini 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 September 16, 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 hp (11 kW). In 1959, the engine power was increased to 17 hp (13 kW) and in 1960, the cabriolet version was launched. This Fiat is a great driver. It starts right up without trouble and is a fun way to get around town. For more photos, check out the listing on our website www.rmsofnewjersey.com and feel free to give us a call at (201) 934-8888 or email us at sales@rmsofnewjersey.com with any questions or inquiries.

If they are in good shape, these Bianchinas can command a decent amount of coin, which is not surprising, as the Fiat 500 on which they’re based are highly prized as well. Given current market conditions, it’s safe to assume that this car will probably see a final bid of somewhere around $20,000 to $25,000.

-Paul

Posted under: Fiat
Dated: Jun 20 2013

1 Comment

  1. Is this car still available?