Fiat Automobiles is the largest automobile manufacturer in Italy. During its more than century-long history, it remained the largest automobile manufacturer in Europe and the third in the world after General Motors and Ford for over 20 years, until the car industry crisis in the late 1980s.
The first Fiat automobile, the Fiat 4 HP, was produced in 1899. In 1970, Fiat Automobiles reached the highest number, 1.4 million cars, in Italy. As of 2002, it built more than 1 million vehicles at six plants in Italy and the country accounted for more than a third of the company’s revenue.
Fiat has also manufactured railway engines, military vehicles, farm tractors, aircraft, and weapons such as the Fiat–Revelli Modello 1914.
These cool pics from Vintage Cars & People that captured people posing with their Fiat cars in the 1920s and 1930s.
A cheerful lady posing with a Fiat 501 Saloon in summertime, circa 1924
A fashionable lady wearing a cloche hat and a fur-collared coat posing with a right-hand drive Fiat 509 Berlina, circa 1928
A woman and a boy posing with a Fiat 521, circa 1928
Mother and her three daughters posing with a Fiat 509 Torpedo in an overgrown garden in summertime, circa 1928
Two girls dressed in the fashion of the 1920s with a Fiat 521, circa 1929