Small, cute and agile - those are the attributes that helped the Autobianchi A112 lay the groundwork for a new model segment.When it was introduced in the fall of 1969, car lovers got more than just an Italian version of Britain's Mini. Produced by Fiat subsidiary Autobianchi, the A112 was the first truly driveable supermini. We hit the road with an A112 with a 44 horse power, transversely mounted four-cylinder engine.
Vintage: Out for a ride in a 1965 Austin Mini | drive it!
The mini is a flagship model of the British car industry.The original minis
rolled off the production line in 1959 in Birmingham. Only six years later
she the millionth mini was handed over personally by designer Alec
Issigonis. The success of the mini was down to its ingenious technological
design. The transverse mounting of the engine meant more room for the
passengers. Drive it! takes a close look at the modern Mini.
examine it! 60 Years of the VW Camper Van | drive it!
In the 1950s and 60s, Germans started flocking to Italy on holiday in their
cars. Back then, Volkswagen introduced a VW Bus complete with camping box
that was ideally suited to the trip.For sixty years, VW's Bulli vans have
been much loved--and are also available as camper vans. drive it! turns
back the clock and takes a trip through the Alps in the original camper van
Present it! The Audi RS3 | drive it
This small car packs a lot of punch. The RS 3 Sportback is the youngest
member of the dynamic RS family from Audi.The turbo-charged 2.5 liter, 5-cylinder engine has 450
newtonmeters of torque. It sprints from 0 to 100 kilometers an hour in 4.6
seconds and on average uses 9.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. The 2.5
TFSI with a seven gear S tronic gearbox hugs the road thanks to quattro
permanent all-wheel drive. Drive it! tests the Audi on the twists and turns
of Monaco's roads.
Slideshow Part5 Kaufdorf car graveyard Spring 2010
Kaufdorf Autofriedhof - Switzerland's vintage car graveyard.
It was the biggest graveyard of its kind in Europe -- a vast metal jungle
of more than 1,000 rusting vintage cars including forgotten British
Wolseleys, "sit up and beg" Ford Prefects, rotting Porsches and even the
wreck of a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.
The collection of decaying old-timers, which go back to the late-1920s,
sits in makeshift corrugated iron garages and among trees on the edge of
Kaufdorf some 10 miles south of Switzerland's capital Bern.
After surviving for 75 years, the authorities have declared that the
collection is an environmental hazard and decided to clear it by court
order. But the plan has provoked uproar among concerned Kaufdorf locals and
more than just a few other Swiss residents. A campaign to preserve the site
was started when an open day was held. The organisers expected about 50
people to attend, but 10,000 turned up. Franz Messerli, whose father
founded the car cemetery, said: "We never expected such interest. Our aim
is to preserve it for posterity as a national work of art."
Mr Messerli's father, Walter, opened what was originally intended as a
vehicle breaker's yard in 1933. A part-time racing driver and scrap-metal
dealer, he was fascinated by cars and even taught himself to be a mechanic.
At its peak, his collection numbered about 2,000 vehicles.
Rétromobile 2011 : Autobianchi A112 Abarth 70 HP de 1975
A l'occasion de l'édition 2011 du salon Rétromobile, l'Autobianchi Club
de France fête les 40 ans de l'A112 Abarth. Matthieu revient sur
l'histoire de cette petite bombe à travers l'A112 Abarth série 3 exposée
sur le stand du club.
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Autobianchi A112 elegant riparazione e accensione (sub ENG)
Primo video della nostra Autobianchi A112 Elegant 48CV, 5 serie, del 1979
(ferma da 4 anni).
Dopo settimane di lavoro siamo riusciti a smontare quasi ogni pezzo
all'interno del cofano, per pulirlo e rimetterlo in sesto. Le gomme sono
originali, sostituite se necessario e gonfiate, i freni temporaneamente
rimossi per lavorare in seguito sull'impianto frenante.
Nel solo giorno delle riprese (5 h,30min) abbiamo rimontato il tutto,
pulito e ricolorato dove necessario, montato un filtro dell'olio nuovo
(abarth), sostituito l'olio motore, fatto le prove con il motore in moto e
la temporanea riparazione dell'impianto di raffreddamento.
Scopo finale del progetto (per ora) riuscire a farla camminare di nuovo e
con qualche cavallino in più!
First video of our Autobianchi A112 Elegant 48CV, V series, of 1979
(stalled for 4 years).
After weeks of work we was able to unmount something like every piece
inside the bonnet, to clean it and fix it. The tires are originals,
substituted if necessary and inflated, the breaks were temporary removed to
work in a second time on the breaking system.
Only during the recording day (5 h,30min) we put it all together, cleaned
and painted where necessary, mounted the new oil filter (abarth), replaced
the engine oil, made tests with the engine on and temporary fixed cooling
Final goal of the project (now) be able to make it work again and with some
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You are a soldier now
by, Steve Jablonsky
FIAT/Autobianchi engine rebuild
You can find many videos on Youtube about finished engines and their
starting attempts. But how should rebuild and assemble properly a
850/903/956 ccm FIAT/Autobianchi/SEAT block? We show it here! (Of course
there are slight differences between the engines mentioned above, but
basically can be considered as the same.)
Autobianchi A112 Abarth
Kisnémedi-Püspökszilágy hegyi felfutó a Fóti Motorbarátok Körének
Hillclimb competition of Kisnémedi-Püspökszilágy (Hungary) organized
by Fóti Motorbarátok Köre.