AutoBianchi Giardiniera 1977
- AutoBianchi Giardiniera
- Year: 1977 Milage: 58,000km / 36,000 miles
- Left Hand Drive
- Engine: 499cc inline 2 cylinder air-cooled
- Condition: Original with some later paint
I guarantee this will make you smile! This charismatic little car is a Fiat 500 in estate car format. Built by Fiat subsidiary AutoBianchi between 1970 and 1977. It features all the charm of a Fiat 500 but with the practicality of an estate car. The rear seats also fold down to provide a usefully sized load area. Perhaps perfect for a promotional vehicle?
Now very rare to see especially in unrestored condition, this vehicle formed part of a private collection in Northern Italy for nearly 30 years before being recomissioned.
There are few cars that generate such a postive reaction from all. The car is in exceptional condition inside and out with the interior completely original from the factory.
The 499cc air cooled two cylinder engine is in fine health, starting instantly and eagerly pulls well in all gears. All 17.5bhp providing many smiles per mile! Quite happy in or out of town and happily cruises at modern traffic speeds.
The body, with it’s distinctive suicide doors and 3/4 length folding sunroof, is completely free of corrosion and very presentable. Some later paint with some touch ins are evident and some very small areas could be improved if the new owner so wishes to make cosmetically perfect. Chromework is excellent. The engine bay is clean, presentable and original still showing original decals. Likewise the front boot housing the fuel tank and spare wheel is immaculate.
Completely original and clearly used very gently with care. Original rubber overmats. Front seat belts are installed. The interior even has a wonderful aroma of a climate far sunnier than ours. Think lemons, warm dust and sun! Still retains the original tool kit and warning triangle.
A sound investment due it’s rarity, a unique promotional vehicle or just a superb way to get the family to the beach.