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.