FIAT AUTOBIANCHI SPIAGGINA JOLLY

Price: US $1,025.00 Item location: Long Beach, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Fiat
  • Model: AUTOBIANCHI DB110BA
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1963
  • Mileage: 1,000
  • Color: Blue
  • Number of cylinders: 2
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1963 Fiat AUTOBIANCHI DB110BA

1963 Fiat 110DBA Autobianchi Bianchina Custom Spiaggina Jolly
Chassis number: 045668
Please call Robert at 415-902-6429 for viewings

IMPORTANT INFO:

The car is currently in Long Beach, California.All paperwork ready for registration to new owner. Recentlyimportedfrom Italy. Customs clearance registration with the US DOT and other paperwork ready to go. The buyer will only have to take care of shipping from Long Beach, California. Viewings available. However, you will need to call Robert at 415-902-6429 to set up time, no exceptions. Car is sold "As Is, Where Is", with no warranties, expressed, written, or implied.

We will be glad to provide quotes for shipping in Europe, South America, Japan, Asia, and Australia. Just send us an email.

We accept optional deposits ($500) through PayPal. Remaining payment will be bank wire transfer to a U.S. bank, or, bank cashier's check. We will not release car UNTIL funds have been recieved and cleared from our bank, Bank of America.

Please do NOT bid if you are not serious, OR, don't have the money! We are not here towaistour time. Serious buyers/collectors please. If you do win this auction and then decide to "pull a fast one" and not pay, we will immediately contact Ebay Motors and report you. Your Ebay account will be terminated.


From Wikipedia:

TheAutobianchi Bianchinais aminicarproduced by theItalianautomakerAutobianchi, based on theFiat 500. It was available in various configurations:Berlina(saloon),Cabriolet(roadster),Trasformabile(convertible),Panoramica(station wagon), andFurgoncino(van). The car was presented to the public on 16 September 1957 at theMuseum of Science and Technologyin Milan.

Initially, the car was equipped with the smallest Fiat engine, air-cooled 479cc producing 15PS (11kW). In 1959, the engine power was increased to 17PS (13kW) and in 1960, the cabriolet version was launched.

In the same year, the Trasformabile, whose engine cylinder capacity was increased to 499 cc (18hp), was made available in a Special version with bicolour paint and an engine enhanced to 21PS (15kW). Transformabile featured fixed B-pillar and partial roof, as the rest of the opening was covered with foldable fabric hood. Cabriolet version had no B-pillar. Also this was the only version to featuresuicide doors. In 1962, the Trasformabile was replaced by a four-seat saloon. The engine and chassis were the same as in the Trasformabile.

The car for sale was produced in Italy in 1963 and had a complete mechanical and body work restoration in 2015 in Firenze - (Italy). Italian coach builders transformed this car into a spiaggina model, a true beach car. The black leather interior was also re-done in 2015. All original.

Since its 2015 restoration, the car has covered only 1,000 km. It runs perfectly, with all switches and gauges working properly, it is a great fun to drive, and it is a great attention seeker! The car is also registered with ASI, the official Italian Historic Vehicle Register that accepts only vehicles with 100% original parts, and high standard renovations.

Buy as an investment:

The value of this car for hagerty.com

MODEL OVERVIEWThe Fiat 500 of 1957 was Italy’s answer to the Volkswagen Beetle. Philosophically, the Nuova (new) 500 was the descendant of the 1936 Topolino (Little Mouse) but it was even smaller, with only a 72-inch wheelbase. The pre-war Topolino had a front-mounted four-cylinder engine of 570 cc and it was water-cooled, while the 1957 Nuova 500 boasted a rear-mounted, vertical two-cylinder, air-cooled engine.

The Nuova 500’s engine displaced 479 cc, and developed 13 horsepower, and the car rode on independent suspension. The gearbox was un-synchronized and required skill and double-clutching to negotiate successfully. Initially with two seats, and a soft top which included a plastic back window that rolled down, the 500 was able to deliver 50 mpg with a top speed of 50 mph.

Representing the smallest possible family vehicle, the little Fiat 500 joined the slightly larger water-cooled 600 and the Vespa and Lambretta scooters in putting many Italians back on the roads following World War II. Almost immediately, open beach car versions of both models with wicker seats – Fiat Jollys – were launched, and proved a huge hit.

When the 500D model was introduced in 1960, it had gained a small back seat and the engine size was boosted to 499 cc. It developed 17 horsepower, but the little car still took 59 seconds to get to 50 mph. The back window was now fixed and the soft top only opened to top of the window.

The little 500 got a station wagon variation in 1960, the Giardiniera. The wheelbase was extended by four inches and the engine laid on its side, under a trap door in the rear floor. The rear door was side-hinged and the sunroof was full-length. After 1968, these were built by Autobianchi and badged as such, and they were built until 1977, outlasting the sedan.

The 1965 Fiat 500F gained forward-hinged doors a bigger windshield and plusher interior, but still rolled on tiny 12-inch tires. The 500L of 1968 was a luxury edition and cars from 1972 had a 594 cc engine.

The Fiat 500 was always a huge seller in Europe, with nearly 3.5 million in 18 years, but they were not sold in the U.S. after 1961, since a 9-foot 9 inch-long, 1,070-pound car with a 50 mph top speed was too frightening to contemplate on American roads. Genuine U.S. imports are easy to recognize since they had seven-inch headlights grafted onto the nose, replacing the five-inch European lights.

Fiat Jollys tend to be the most collectible variant of the 500 series, and they typically bring strong money, especially at auction. Giardinieras are generally the next most sought-after 500. Outside of accident damage, which is usually terminal, the Fiat 500’s big enemy is rust, with floors being particularly problematic. With so many Fiat 500s built, parts aren’t too difficult to find, however the youngest 500 you can buy is now 37 years old, and finding a good one could be a challenge.

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Current Values
  • #1 Concours$34,400Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is "concours."
  • $26,000#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is "excellent."
  • $19,600#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. "Good" is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
  • $12,500#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. "Fair" is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
  • this car auction is grade 3with an additional value for the rare version spiaggina Jolly greater by at least 30% -Value $27,000