1979 Autobianchi A112 Elegance 1.0


Love at first sight


Got all breaking equipment renewed.

General Comments:

For about €500, it is a special car. It is my 3rd A112, and I hope I can make this one last forever. The big advantage of this car is that is always runs, no matter how cold, wet or hot.

Oh, mine has a special feature, a real Abarth steering wheel, let´s go carting!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2002

20th Sep 2002, 21:09

My dad spent almost €3000 restoring an A112 to concours condition in order to use it around town...It's done 20000 km since then and normally spends more time at the garage than on the road...Electrics, Engine, Cooling system, you name it...Dad's lucky enough to be chauffeured to work (in a Suzuki Baleno!!!). If he wasn't, he 'd have a BIG problem!

Please delete that when editing (unless you think it's really relevant) : I 've got to state that I work for jaguar (though I 'd rather be on the dole- no commercial interests present!)

1983 Autobianchi A112 Junior 903 cc


Tiny 'bianchi handles like a sports car


Seats are wearing.

Radiator leaking a bit.

General Comments:

For a small car with a tiny engine its performance is quite good.

It handles really easily and on the motorway taking over is no problem at all.

The comfort is the bare minimum although four people fit in with a bit of squeezing.

The engine uses just a bit of fuel, like 6 liter/100 km.

Even in freezing cold starting the engine goes surprisingly well.

Maintenance costs are virtually none, although spare parts are hard to get.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2002

27th May 2003, 13:47

After searching for quite some time, I've found out that there is no problem getting spare parts. http://www.bielstein.com has all the parts you would ever need...!

18th Jun 2004, 08:10

It's true that A112-specific parts (= body & trim) are getting very rare.

But the car is essentialy a Fiat 127, for which you can easily (and very cheaply) find every mechanical part ;-)

1983 Autobianchi A112 Abarth 1050


It is a great driver's car against low costs


Leaking gas tank.

Exhaust pipe.

Broken carburettor.


General Comments:

Car is very quick, especially in the second stage of the carburettor!

The car handles very good in quick long turns.

The car is very fuel efficient.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 2001