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Autobianchi Stellina

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Autobianchi Stellina
Autobianchi
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Production 1964 – 1965
Class Spider
Body Style 2-door cabrio (RR)
Length 144.48 in (3670 mm)<ref name="globalcar"/>
Width 56.29 in (1430 mm)<ref name="globalcar"/>
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Wheelbase 78.74 in (2000 mm)<ref name="globalcar"/>
Weight 1455.04 lb (660 kg)<ref name="globalcar"/>
Transmission 4-speed manual<ref name="globalcar"/>
Engine 0.8 litre (767 cc) I4 OHV<ref name="globalcar">Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref>
Power {{{Horsepower and Torque rating}}}
Similar Fiat 850 Spider
Designer Tom Tjaarda<ref name="globalcar"/>

The Autobianchi Stellina was a small spider (a rear-engined cabrio) from the Italian automaker, Autobianchi (a subsidiary of the Fiat group), built for only two years, 1964 and 1965. It was based on the mechanicals of the chassis Fiat 600D, but had a unique unibody structure, with the outside panels made of fiberglass reinforced plastics, based on a steel frame.<ref name="carbody">Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref> It was the first Italian car with a fiberglass body,<ref name="registro">Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}} (Italian)</ref> and one of the first in the world. Powered by Fiat 600D's rear-mounted, water-cooled 767 cc straight-4 engine, delivering 29 hp, the Stellina featured drum brakes on all four wheels.<ref name="registro"/>

With sleek styling penned by Tom Tjaarda,<ref name="globalcar"/> the Stellina was first presented as a prototype at the 1953 Turin Motor Show<ref name="carsfrom">Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}} (accessed via the Wayback Machine)</ref>, and went on sale a year later with a price tag of almost a million lira. Only 502 Stellinas were made until production ceased in 1965<ref name="registro"/><ref name="ominauto">Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}} (Italian)</ref>, when Fiat launched a, slightly larger, similar Fiat 850 Spider.

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