Autobianchi bianchina cabriolet EDEN ROC
One of the smallest convertibles ever made, the Autobianchi Bianchina Convertible became popular due to an advertisement with Brigitte Bardot on the pages of the Jours de France. Unbelievably fun driving, the handsome convertible flew off the boards. Total production 8087 pieces.
Also known as the Eden Roc in France, was loved by celebrities around the world. HSH Prince Rainier III of Monaco was featured in one, along with Hollywood director George Lucas and speed devils Burt Richmond and Simona De Silvestro. In the past, the only option available for good weather was to control the Transformabile, which had a fixed B-pillar and a large canvas roof. This new cabriolet abolished the B-pillar and created a real open cabriolet. Other changes were the addition of the new 21.5-hp Fiat engine, which increased the top speed to 100 / h - perfect for zippers around Paris and suburbs.
For the collector who is looking for a nice car to cruise around the French Riviera or to sip through city traffic, this Autobianchi Bianchina Cabriolet is the perfect option.
The Bianchina convertible was shown for the first time at the Geneva motor show. Later an introduction took place in the surroundings of Saint Tropez in the majestic hotel Eden Roc where Brigitte Bardort stayed. Her spontaneous cooperation with the introduction of this small car has certainly contributed to its success and hence the addition "eden roc" to the type designation.
The Bianchina that we offer was originally delivered in Holland on 22-04-1965 and has had 2 owners, the last one having had the car from 1994 to the present. The mileage is 96487 km and are the real kilometers according to specifications.
The overall condition of the car is very good, it has a 600cc engine with slightly more power than the original. Recently equipped with new hubcaps, and further provided with a hood, 2 exterior mirrors, sports exhaust. The bottom plate and door sills are in excellent condition.
The interior is original and undamaged, also the dashboard, rubber floor mats, and sottop are in excellent condition. The car has always been inside of which the last 24 years in a private parking of an apartment complex near the boiler room.
From 1994 the maintenance of the Autobianchi was done by a Fiat 500 specialist based in Amsterdam.
Our Bianchina has a valid technical inspection (A.P.K.) until 13-06-2020.
We have more than 70 photos available of this car where we have tried to give the best possible impression of the Bianchina.
There are some paint errors on the car and the chrome is original and somewhat outdated but this is not a problem with regard to the overall condition of the car it only gives more character.
The engine, and the gearbox and the technical condition are good. The tires are 75%.