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: NSU RO 80 | drive it!
It was Europe's Car of the Year when it was introduced, and a flop with car
buyers. But in many respects, the innovative NSU Ro-80 was years ahead of
its time.When NSU, traditionally a maker of small cars, introduced the
Ro-80 in 1967, the company hoped to establish itself in the market for
up-scale mid-sized cars. The Ro-80 was powered by a 1-liter rotary engine
that produced 115 hp. It had front-wheel drive, four-wheel independent
suspension, disc-brakes on all four wheels, and a clean and distinctive
aerodynamic shape. Unfortunately, the rotary engine initially had major
reliability problems and the car was never a success. Even so, its timeless
design and many innovations make it a true milestone in automotive history.
Vintage: Chrysler Airflow von 1936 | drive it
The 1936 Chrysler Airflow was the most radical car of its time. But the
avant-garde design caused all kinds of problems for the company. Many
people considered it to be ugly. But the Airflow offered more than a very
modern design. It was also technologically advanced. Drive it shines a new
light on the Airflow.
vintage! Mercedes 170 flatbed truck, year: 1948 | drive it
Under the toughest of circumstances, Daimler Benz took up production again
after the war in 1946. Above all, transport vehicles were in demand. To
that end the Mercedes 170 V flatbed truck was similar to the 1936 pre-war
model.This could seat up to six people on the benches. The four cylinder
engine with a capacity of 1.7 liters produced a gentle 38 horse power from
3600 revs. From 1949 there was also a diesel engine of the same size and
strength. Soon after, the 170 Mercedes was also available as a box van,
limousine and cabriolet. drive it! takes a look at a real piece of post-war
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.)
A112 Lower End Tour.wmv
Here's a quick tour of the bottom end of the Autobianchi A112 engine that
is being assembled for the Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine prepared Fiat
850 Sedan. You asked for it, here it is! www.engine-machining.com (949)
Autobianchi A112 ABARTH 70hp 1978
Première vidéo de l'A112 , au ralenti acceleré , a froid par 2°
Autobianchi A112 70HP 1978 .
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