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FIAT 2DR Typ 15/38 1914 (7339)

Manufacturer: Österreichische FIAT Werke AG, Wien - Austria

Type: 2DR Typ 15/38 S. Armbruster, Wien body work

Engine: 3817cc straight-4

Power: 46 bhp / 1.600 rpm

Speed: 80 km/h

Production time: 1914 - 1918

Production outlet: 7

Curb weight: 2050 kg



- This automobile was designed by Oberingenieur Paul Bretschneider, Gottlieb Daimler workshop manager in Cannstat - Germany.

- This one was Kaiser Karl I von Österreichs “Militärauto”, a fast car to visit the war fronts on the Italian and Yugoslav borders with the Austrian Empire between 1917 and 1918.

- It has a four-speed manual gearbox (non-synchromesh) + reverse, floor shifter, a 135 inch wheelbase, a 12-Volts Bosch Typ HC electric system, a hand-operated brake only on the rear wheels, a mechanical footbrake on the propeller shaft (as a holding brake), artillery-spoke wooden wheels and rear wheel drive.

- These 7 cars, also called “Ballonabwehr Automobile” (“Balloon Defence Automobiles”) and especially assembled for the K.u.k Automobilcorps of the K.u.k. Armee (short for Imperial and Royal Army: the Austro-Hungarian land forces, the Imperial-Royal Landwehr of Austria and Royal Hungarian Landwehr (or Honved) ).

- After WWI (1914-1918) and the end of the “Donaumonarchie” (1867–1918), the cars were used by businessmen.

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Taken on May 25, 2014