Open top: 1968 Autobianchi Bianchina Furgoncino

While it is true that rarity in itself does not make a car more desirable, it is equally true that rarity makes a classic car certainly full of charm and, at times, of mystery.

This is a very rare “van” version of an Autobianchi Bianchina that had a platform suitable for loading objects as the rear engine was defined as “sole”, an ideal work vehicle for small businesses or for craftsmen on a budget. not high but at the same time the need to move around the city carrying the tools of the trade or goods to sell.

But the seller says that this car is particularly rare as the cargo area has the ragtop: we don’t really understand what the use of having a sunroof on a car of this type could be, but the reason is certainly there and it must be a lot specific: who knows something comments as well. Find it for sale at €21,950 (today $22,000) here in Erpe Mere, Belgium.

3 thoughts on “Open top: 1968 Autobianchi Bianchina Furgoncino

  1. The open roof version ( original, see factory catalog in the photos ) is very rare and hard to find.
    It was made to transport a ladder, a big wooden crate or a tree… in the very narrow streets in Italy.

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  2. Yes, voluminous goods higher than the load cabin could be carried the same, although the presence of two small windows on the far rear part, probably two ventilation air in/out takes, could suggest the small van could have been registered even as “small living animals” carrier: goats, pigs, chickens, rabbits and so on. Such vehicles were considered a special category, like hearses by the way (!), and the load cabin had to be equipped with an adequate ventilation system.
    Best,
    GM

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  3. The small openings in the rear are no windows, but air vents for the engine ( engine is mounted in the rear under the floor ).

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