Very early in its history, FIAT recognized the importance of motor racing, participating vigorously until 1927.

When a 200 hp FIAT won the American Grand Prix at Savannah, Georgia in 1907, a demand was created for this Italian car in the USA. As a result, a factory was built at Poughkeepsie, New York, where FIATs were built from 1910 until 1918.

Specifications: Type 53A; engine four-cylinder, in-line, water-cooled; displacement 4.4 liters, 25/35 hp.

Price new, $3,600.

Accession no. 1994G27

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