The Fiat 3½ hp produced in 1899 will take part in the “London to Brighton Veteran Car Run”
Fiat has been named official sponsor of the "Bonhams London to Brighton Car Run 2019", an event organized by the Royal Automobile Club scheduled for Sunday November 3rd.
For this important British event, which will also celebrate the 120th anniversary of Fiat this year, the Italian brand is collaborating with the National Automobile Museum in Beaulieu to get the oldest Fiat in Britain back on to the road: the Fiat 3½ hp from 1899.
One of the very rare specimens of this extraordinary car will be revving up its engine on the starting line of the annual classic car race "London to Brighton Veteran Car Run" and traveling the 60 mile-stretch that separates Hyde Park in London from Madeira Drive in Brighton.
The Fiat 3½ hp is owned by FCA UK and is part of the permanent exhibition on show at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu. It can seat two adults and two children, sitting facing the driver in a vis-à-vis configuration.
With 697 cc dual horizontal cylinder engine and 3-gear shift (with no reverse), it can reach a maximum speed of about 34 km/h and has a fuel consumption of 15 km/l.