7 February 2018

1967 Autobianchi Bianchina 'Eden Roc' Cabriolet

  • Chassis no. 110B 122 008574

Without Reserve

Documents: French Certificat d’Immatriculation

  • Classic and charming cabriolet from Italian manufacturer
  • Known as “the rich man’s Fiat”

One of the smallest cabriolets ever made, the Autobianchi Bianchina Cabriolet was made popular due to an advert featuring Brigitte Bardot in the pages of the Jours de France. Incredibly fun to drive, the good-looking cabriolet flew off the shelves.

Also known as the Eden Roc in France, the cabriolet was loved by celebrities the world around. HSH Prince Rainier III of Monaco could be seen in one, along with Hollywood director George Lucas and speed demons Burt Richmond and Simona De Silvestro. Formerly the only available option for nice weather was to drive the Transformabile, which had a fixed B pillar and a large canvas roof. This new cabriolet did away with the B pillar and created a true open-top convertible. Other changes included the addition of Fiat’s new 21.5-hp engine, which increased the top speed to 100 km/h – perfect for zipping around Paris and its suburbs.

Offered here is a third-series cabriolet, which is the final and most upgraded of the cabriolet line. Renewed in previous ownership, the vehicle is ready for its new owner. For any collector looking for a fun car to cruise around the French Riviera in or nip through city traffic, this Autobianchi Bianchina Cabriolet is the perfect option.

• Charmant cabriolet italien classique
• Connue comme "la Fiat des riches"

L'Autobianchi Bianchina, qui constitue l'un de plus petits cabriolets jamais produits, est devenue célèbre dans cette configuration grâce à une publicité du magazine Jours de France où elle apparaissait en compagnie de Brigitte Bardot. Extrêmement amusant à conduire, cet élégant cabriolet a rencontré un grand succès.

Connu en France sous le nom Eden Roc, il était apprécié des célébrités du monde entier. SAS le Prince Rainier III de Monaco pouvait être vu au volant, avec le réalisateur de Hollywood George Lucas et les démons de la vitesse Burt Richmond et Simona De Silvestro. Avant l'Eden Roc, la seule option par beau temps était d'utiliser la Transformabile, qui était en fait un petit coupé découvrable à capote en toile. Débarrassé du montant arrière fixe, ce nouveau cabriolet apportait le plaisir d'un habitacle complètement ouvert. Parmi les autres changements, la voiture recevait le tout dernier moteur Fiat 21,5 ch, ce qui permettait de faire passer la vitesse de pointe à 100 km/h : parfait pour circuler dans Paris et sa proche banlieue.

La voiture que nous proposons ici est un cabriolet troisième série, ce qui correspond à la dernière version, la plus évoluée. Restaurée par un utilisateur précédent, cette voiture est prête pour son nouveau propriétaire. Pour tout collectionneur recherchant une voiture amusante pour ses balades sur la Côte d'Azur ou pour se faufiler dans la circulation, ce cabriolet Autobianchi Bianchina est une option parfaite.

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