1966 Autobianchi Bianchina Special

*Vendor supplied photographs

Highlights

  • Supplied new to Rome in 1966 and has subsequently had just two more owners
  • Subject to an older restoration which has held up very well
  • One of only around 4,000 110FB/1 Bianchina specials made
  • Retains its original engine
  • Recent maintenance includes the fitment of a new exhaust system, a new fuel pump, spark plugs, gearbox supports, air filter and oils

The Appeal

Known for their range of compact cars, Autobianchi was created by Pirelli, Fiat and Bianchi as a testbed for new technologies and model concepts. Priced higher than contemporary Fiats, Autobianchis were seen as a premium alternative and remain very fashionable classics. 
Here we have a 1966 110FB/1 Bianchina Special which we’re informed is one of only around 4,000 ever made. Supplied new to Rome, it has since had just two further owners. Restored some years ago and still in fantastic overall condition, this rare and well-preserved little car is utterly charming and sure to be of great interest to collectors. Complete with its original engine which continues to run well thanks to continued maintenance, the Bianchina reportedly runs very well and drives exactly as it should. 




The History and Paperwork

  • 42,740 kilometres indicated
  • Just three owners from new
  • Italian home market car
  • Reportedly matching numbers (engine no. 110F004)
  • One of only around 4,000 Bianchina specials apparently built
  • Italian paperwork included

Please note that mileage may vary slightly from the time of catalogue production due to demonstrations and road tests.
A fee of circa €200 is due from buyer for exportation costs or new registration.




The Interior

  • Tan upholstery in excellent order
  • Evidently retrimmed in the past and used sparingly since
  • Ribbed black rubber matting lines the floors
  • Painted dashboard in excellent restored condition
  • No modifications to the dash or instrument panel
  • The instrumentation presents well
  • Minimal wear to the original controls
  • We understand all the cabin electrics to be in good working order




The Exterior 

  • Previously repainted to a very good standard (Grigio Medio #353/Bianco)
  • Original chromework with light patina in places
  • The chrome on the bumpers is still original and would need care, but there is no rust
  • Very few paintwork blemishes
  • Straight bodywork that appears free from corrosion
  • All the badging and trim present very well
  • Appears immaculate underneath
  • The glass and light lenses present well
  • The painted steel wheels are complete with chromed hubcaps




The Mechanics 

  • 499 cc twin-cylinder engine
  • Matching numbers (engine no. 110F004)
  • Manual gearbox
  • Presents impeccably inside the engine compartment
  • The vendor reports that it is running and driving ‘perfectly’
Recent work reportedly includes:
  • New exhaust system
  • New fuel pump
  • Spark plugs replaced
  • New gearbox supports
  • Air filter and oils changed




Summary

This three owner, previously restored Autobianchi would be a fantastic addition to any small car collection. It’s in lovely condition, both mechanically and cosmetically, so don’t miss this excellent opportunity to make it yours.

Please note: A fee of circa €200 is due from buyer for exportation costs or new registration.

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Auction Details
  • Year 1966
  • Make Autobianchi
  • Model Bianchina
  • Colour Grey
  • Mileage 42,740 Kilometres
  • Engine size 499
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Bari
  • Country Italy
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
2 Bids
  • swissma•••• €3,000 17/07/24
  • G4S3Y €1,000 14/07/24

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