Originally called Bianchi and founded in 1899, the company made a wide variety of vehicles for 56 years. Bianchi was based in Milan, Italy and in January 1955 it merged with Pirelli and Fiat to become Autobianchi SpA and produced Fiat 500 based small cars.
In 1960 after selling its shares to its partners, Fiat and Pirelli, Autobianchi introduced at the Geneva Salon, the prettiest model of this series, the Bianchina Special Convertible, a little luxury car, with lots of chrome trim and attractive interior fittings. The indicators were fitted separately below the headlights (not on the bumper guards). The radiator changed and two sweeping ornamental moldings decorated both sides. The cooling slots on the side behind the doors and chrome borders below the body edge were eliminated. The windscreen became more angular.
The Autobianchi Special Cabriolet has the Fiat 500 Sport motor and is rarer and, perhaps, even more attractive than the coupe.