Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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1905. Lancia on FIAT racer in which he covered 198 miles at 69.9 mph. From Motors and Motor-driving. Published in 1906.
Chassis. 1906.
1909. 50 hp motor.
1918. Turin Works.
1921. FIAT Type 501. Four-cylinder. 1450cc. Exhibit at the Musee Automobile de Vendee.
Fiat SV. Reg No: SV 6132.
Fiat SV. Reg No: SV 6132.
1936. Fiat 500. Exhibit at National Automobile Museum, Tasmania.
October 1936. Fiat model 500.
October 1936. Fiat 500.
October 1949. Farina Fiat I.
April 1952.
1966. Vignale coupe version of the Fiat "124".

Fiat Group, or Fiat S.p.A., is an Italian automobile manufacturer, engine manufacturer, financial and industrial group based in Turin, Northern Italy.

1899 Founded by a group of investors including Giovanni Agnelli, the company name FIAT is an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian Car Factory of Turin), and it also means "let there be" in Latin.

Fiat was also an aircraft manufacturer at one time (Fiat Aircraft).

Agents in the UK were Fiat Motors and later Fiat (England). See those pages for more images.

Fiat School[1]

  • 1922 Fiat School set up for employees sons with twelve trainees.
  • 1969 Over 1,100 trainees were housed in a modern building on the site of the original company.

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Sources of Information

  1. [The Engineer 1969 Apr-Jun: Index]1969/04/24 p27
  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris
  • [1] Wikipedia