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This page is dedicated to my 1964 Bianchina Quattroposti.

Introduced in 1961, the Bianchina Quattroposti is a 3-box design.  Also available in a 'Special' version, which is what I have.  About 120,000 Bianchina Quattroposti's were produced beetwen 1961 and 1969, when production was ceased.


Early pics

These are some of the photos I have of the car before I bought it in October, 2003.


The paint was well faded after 40 years, and the engine hadn't faired to well either.  I got lucky because the plastic tail lights were still intact, but I picked up a spare set anyway.


Everything made of rubber was cracked;  The window seals, the original rubber carpet, everything.


The front was in good condition, there were no signs of a repair/accident.  The chrome could stand to be redipped though, there are bubbles in a few spots.  The front 'moustache' and center section had been spray painted silver, and looked like ass, so new ones were acquired.


The car still had the original interior, so it was well worn, though not destroyed.  Only thing I have against the original interior is that the seat did not recline, they hurt my back pretty bad.


The small steering wheel was hard to grip, and it was cracked around the hub.  The insturment panel, I would say, is the highlight of this car.  When I first looked at it, it stood out as the best piece because even though the car was covered in dust and neglected, here was the insturment panel still shiny and new after all these years.

Here is what it looks like today.

After many hours and many dollars have been spent, this is what the car looks like today.


The original 12" wheels are gone, the suspension replaced, engine and transmission replaced, rubber window seals all have been renewed, and the rubber carpet has also been replaced.


You can't see it, but the front drum brakes have been replaced with cross-drilled disk brakes for the ultimate in braking.  The rear drums have been swapped in favor of Fiat 126 items, as has the engine and transaxle.


Original engine and transaxle has been replaced in favor of Fiat 126 items.  The old 500cc engine wouldn't even climb a slight grade with only me in the car, and forget passengers!

The 126 650cc engine on the other hand, is vastly superior. Now it is possible for me and a passenger to drive quite normally,  with no need to downshift.

The transaxle is also a 126 unit.  With the non-synchromesh 500 gearbox, downshifting was an artform, to say the least.  I had to learn to double declutch at every gearchange, which made driving the thing interesting.  Now, shifting is a breeze;  No more double declutching with the 126 trans!

 

The stock oil sump only held like 1.5 liters of oil, and so was tossed.  In it's place is a reproduction Alquati 3 liter aluminum oil sump.  It holds more oil, which is always a plus, and being made of aluminum it dissipates a bit more heat.  I know it doesn't say Alquati;  That's because I put a Cosworth plate in it's place, but I still have the Alquati plate.

Also, the exhuast has been replaced with a replica Record Monza system, with twin chrome plated pipes.

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These are a few of my favorite photographs from my different travels. Feel free to browse them as you like. If you want one click your right mouse button and choose "Save As" from the menu.
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These are a few of my favorite photographs from my different travels. Feel free to browse them as you like. If you want one click your right mouse button and choose "Save As" from the menu.
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These are a few of my favorite photographs from my different travels. Feel free to browse them as you like. If you want one click your right mouse button and choose "Save As" from the menu.
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These are a few of my favorite photographs from my different travels. Feel free to browse them as you like. If you want one click your right mouse button and choose "Save As" from the menu.