Panoramic Decapitation..Whoa? 1964 Autobianchi Bianchina Panoramica Decappottabile

In the world of “cute” cars there aren’t many cars that can challenge the original Mini for being both adorable and functional in a variety of styles…but the original Fiat 500 comes close and it was available in a number of configurations, like this Panoramica Decappottabile…which I don’t think was a real factory designation but sounds cool.  Find this 1964 Autobianchi Bianchini Panoramica Decappottabile offered for $7000 in Sausalito, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1964 Autobianchi Bianchini 

condition: excellent 

cylinders: other 

drive: rwd 

fuel: gas 

odometer: 17000 

paint color: blue 

size: sub-compact 

title status: clean 

transmission: manual 

type: hatchback 

1964 Autobianchi Bianchini Panoramica Decappottabile imported from Italy with a refinished two-tone exterior has matching reupholstered interior featuring textured vinyl and black piping. Based on the Fiat 500 Giardiniera, power comes from a 499cc air-cooled twin mated to a 4-speed manual transaxle. This model features a folding canvas sunroof as well. It is being offered with spare parts, import documents, Italian license plates, owner’s manuals, a California title and current smog-free registration.

The rear seating folds-down providing a larger cargo area. 26k kilometers (16k~miles) are shown on the instrument cluster.

Mounted in the rear is a 499cc air-cooled two-cylinder engine and gearbox that are shared with the Fiat 500. The car is in good working order.

All same mechanicals as more common 1959 – 1964 Fiat 500 Fiat 600 Fiat Cinquecento — so parts easily available.

Here’s the ad from the original importer 

See a better way to drive with tail fins?