Having just spent part of my spring holiday in Lisbon, Portugal, I have images of this Autobianchi Transformable fitting right into the scene. Looking cheerful in pastel yellow, this diminutive Italian would fit right in amongst the colorful, tiled buildings and palm trees while bouncing down the cobbled streets. Based on the Fiat 500, these cars were available in sedan, roadster, estate and van body styles, along with the Transformable, or convertible that you see here. This Transformable has a recently rebuilt engine and is for sale by our friends at Ocean Drive Motors in Ontario, Canada.
Engine: 650cc inline-2
Transmission: 4-speed manual
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This rare Italian micro car was only produced from 1959 to 1961 in this very collectible transformable convertible model powered by a fresh rebuilt 650cc 2 cylinder engine and transmission. Capable of cruising at 100km/hr with no double clutching for gear down shifting. This is a excellent example of one of the most attractive and collectible micro cars. This beautiful Autobianchi has been completely resorted to high quality standards with a added sound system and iPod sync unit. This very rare Italian micro car is ready to drive and will make a great addition to any collection. Price: $44,000.00
Prices for micro cars in the past couple of years have been shooting up. It used to be that you could easily snag one of these Autobianchis for well under $20,000, but even drivers in rougher shape than our featured car here are fetching in the mid $20,000 range. While it could be a pricer option than a Smart car, just think how smart you would look cruising in the city in one of these, enjoying the size and economy benefits of a small car with a healthy dose of 1950s Italian design.