H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 135
Year : 1958
Engine Size : 479cc
Colour : Red / Cream
Interior : Red / Cream
Registration No. : EU-Reg
Chassis No. : 110B001835
Engine No. : # 032295
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


- A rare and early example that was rejuvenated to exacting standards in Rome to factory launch brochure colours in 1996
- Placed in storage after the rejuvenation and reportedly only covered 100 kilometres since
- Owned from new by the same family in Rome until importation to the UK in early 2016
The car on offer is a very early, rare, and highly collectable Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformabile 1st Series that was first registered in Rome in 1958, and owned by the same family from new until it was imported to England early in 2016. The vendor advises that the car has its original 479cc engine and the odometer displays just over 57,000 kilometres (35,500 miles) which he believes is all the car has covered since new.
In 1996 the car was thoroughly and professionally rejuvenated by a company in Rome, finishing it in a wonderful 2-tone red with a red and ivory interior. This was apparently the original factory launch brochure colour combination and it suits the Trasformabile perfectly.
The vendor informs us that after the restoration the car was stored in a temperature controlled garage, started and run regularly and has covered less than 100km.
Since arriving to the UK earlier this year, the car has been recommissioned with new white-wall tyres, a brake overhaul, and an engine tune up. Described by the vendor as being in very good-to-excellent condition in all respects, the original ''ROMA'' plates will remain with the car, and a NOVA declaration has been carried out.