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1961 Fiat Other Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformabile Convertible 499cc

Posted Mar 18, 2024 | Hits
Make: Fiat
Model: Other
Country: USA
Region: FL
City: Tampa
Zip: 33607
Body Style: Convertible
Year: 1961
Mileage: 22044 Miles
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 2
Color: Red
Engine: 499cc
Condition: Used
1960 Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformabile Convertible 499cc Engine 4-speed transmission.
The populist Fiat 500 had been the basis for countlessvariants over the decades, both coachbuilt and homemade. The introduction ofthe all-new postwar Fiat was quickly followed by that of a related upmarketvariant representing a joint venture between that automaker, Pirelli, and thevenerable firm Bianchi; the result was Autobianchi, and its first product wasthe Bianchina Trasformabile. Advertised as La piccola vettura di grande classe(“The small car of great class”), the Bianchina was based on the 500 platformand shared its mechanicals, but cloaked everything in very different stylingcredited to Fabio Luigi Rapi, head of Fiat’s special coachwork department.
Trasformabile (“transformable”) was both the name andfunctional description of the 117.5-inch-long car’s open-top body style. Itechoed that of the prewar Ford Model A-400 Convertible Sedan and postwar NashRambler Convertible Landau, having a soft top that slid back on tracks to foldatop the rear deck. Starting with 1959’s Special First Series, this car’sengine was upsized to 499.5-cc; 17.5 hp and 26 lb-ft were its standard output.The sporty Special variant used a Weber 26 IMB carburetor and 8.6:1 compressionratio to make 21 hp and 25 lb-ft of torque; this was said to be capable of 110km/h or 68 mph. On all, drum brakes hid behind 12-inch-diameter wheels mountingPirelli tires.
Italy’s Bianchina Classic Club ( suggestsTrasformabile production totaled 35,500 units.
OHV I-2, 479-499.5-cc (, one-barrel Webercarburetor
13-21 hp at 4,000 rpm, 20-26 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm
Four-speed manual
Front, wishbones, transverse leaf spring, telescopic shocks;Rear, wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shocks
Four-wheel drum
72.4 inches
Curb Weight:
1,130 pounds
The car has fresh paint and no visible rust. Its a good driver. the interior is in nice shape for its age. No tears in the seats. Soft top is in nice shape and seals good.
Clean title!

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