1964 Autobianchi Bianchina Cabriolet / 005265 Chassis Information

1964 Autobianchi Bianchina photograph

1964 Autobianchi Bianchina photograph

1964 Autobianchi Bianchina photograph

1964 Autobianchi Bianchina photograph

1964 Autobianchi Bianchina photograph

1964 Autobianchi Bianchina photograph

1964 Autobianchi Bianchina photograph

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Cabriolet
Chassis #: 005265
Sold for $14,500 at 2017 Mecum : Monterey.
Sold for $17,600 at 2018 Mecum : Los Angeles.
Sold for $27,280 at 2018 Motostalgia : Amelia Island.
Autobianchi was founded in January of 1955 and was the results of a joint venture between cycle manufacturers Bianchi, Fiat and Pirelli. Founded as a bicycle manufacturer in 1885 by Edoardo Bianchi, Bianchi began manufacturing passenger cars in 1899. The role they played as a national industrial asset made it a prime target for Allied bombing in World War II, which completely destroyed the company's factory in Abruzzi on Italy's South-Central east coast. After Eduardo Bianchi died in a road accident in 1946, the company passed into the hands of his son Giuseppe, who built a new facility in Desio and refocused its business on manufacturing bicycles, motorcycles and commercial vehicles.

Giuseppe presented a proposal to industrial giants Fiat and Pirelli to join him in founding a new company. Fiat would supply existing components and technical expertise while Pirelli would supply its tires to this new OEM customer. Bianchi's role in this venture was to supply the bodies and complete the assembly of the cars.

Autobianchi's first production automobile was the Bianchina, built in 1957. The little Bianchina - with its 15 horsepower engine - was fuel efficient, economical, and had a smart and functional design. The Fiat 500's 479cc air-cooled, 2-cylinder engine was mounted in the rear and packaged in an all-new body designed by Fiat stylist Luigi Rapi, who managed the company's special design department. Rapi was also a key figure in organizing the new Desio factory for production, which began on September 11, 1957.

Horsepower soon increased to 18 and it was available as a sedan, roadster, station wagon, and van.

Dubbed the 'Trasformabile,' the new car featured a two-door 'landaulet' body with a roll-back convertible top and fixed-roof frame. A full convertible, the cabriolet, began production in 1960 and carried through to 1969.

This particular example is an Autobianchi Cabriolet. It was partially restored in Bologna, Italy by Officine Cortese and Imported Motor Cars in Santee, California. It has a 650cc engine, a 5-speed transmission, dual air Italian horns, emergency blinkers, and the original tool kit.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2017


2018 Motostalgia : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$35,000-$60,000 
Sale Price :
$27,280

2018 Mecum : Los Angeles

Sale Price :
$17,600

2017 Mecum : Monterey

Sale Price :
$14,500

2018 2
2017 2
2016 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$22,440$27,2802
2017$13,300$14,5002
2016$30,660$30,6601

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1964 sales)
1964 Autobianchi Bianchina Cabriolet
Chassis#: 005265
Sold for $27,280
  2018 Motostalgia : Amelia Island
1964 Autobianchi Bianchina image  1964 Autobianchi Bianchina image  
1964 Autobianchi Bianchina
Chassis#: 005265
Sold for $17,600
  2018 Mecum : Los Angeles
1964 Autobianchi Bianchina image  1964 Autobianchi Bianchina image  
1964 Autobianchi Bianchina Cabriolet
Chassis#: 005265
Sold for $14,500
  2017 Mecum : Monterey
1964 Autobianchi Bianchina image  1964 Autobianchi Bianchina image  
1964 Autobianchi Bianchina
Chassis#: 068728
Sold for $12,100
  2017 Worldwide Auctioneers: Texas Classic Auction
 
1964 Autobianchi Bianchina 'Eden Roc' Cabriolet
Sold for $30,660
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1964 Autobianchi Bianchina's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1964 Autobianchi Bianchina Jolly Mare79352016 H & H Auctions Chateau Impney $20,000$24,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Autobianchi Bianchina1958 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 110N 013578
Engine Num: 110.000 150705
Chassis information for the Autobianchi Bianchina1959 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 012492
Engine Num: 063054
Chassis information for the Autobianchi Bianchina1959 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 110B 022919
Engine Num: 110.004 068204
Chassis information for the Autobianchi Bianchina1962 Panoramica
Chassis Num: 120B*078104
Engine Num: 120 000 087604

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