Rare 1905 Fiat To Be Featured At Special Event
– By Pioneer Auto Museum
St Louis, MO – The 1905 Fiat that is believed to have once been owned by the prestigious August A. Busch, Sr., will be started up at a special private event called "Start-Up Day" on February 1, 2014.
Believed the lone survivor of 20 similar examples produced, the originality and uniqueness of 3003 make it even more singular among a group of early survivors that are regarded by automotive historians as faster, more technically interesting, and far rarer than the handful of remaining 60HP Mercedes, which have long been considered the Holy Grail of early high-horsepower cars.
The vehicle was delivered in 1905 to Hollander & Tagman in New York City. Verbal history shows it then sold to August H. Busch in St Louis, and is now believed to be the only 69 Horsepower Fiat in existence.
A special invitation only event to hear the car's fascinating story will be attended by members of the Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri; Mississippi Valley Packards; Cadillac & LaSalle St. Louis region; Spirit Region, Classic Car Club of America; and the Moon Car Club.
The car will be in St. Louis through the courtesy of Pioneer Auto Museum in Murdo, South Dakota with thanks to Dave Geisler and the FIAT curator Bob Sullivan.