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    About Dante Giacosa

    Dante Giacosa was one of the greatest car engineer/designer of the 20th century. Read how this one person changed the cars we all drive today.

    About Dante Giacosa


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    Giacosa's book.

    He writes about the engineering of the Fiat 500 from the page 185.
    http://www.fiat1100srapi.stellaleone...orty_years.pdf

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    It's interesting this popped up. I was researching a couple emblems today and both car names popped up. Autobianchi was formed in 1955, jointly by Bianchi, Fiat and Pirelli. They were a test bed for a number of inventions before they found their way into the mainstream Fiat. Fiberglass bodies, FWD, and the new FIRE (Fully Integrated Robotized Engine). Fiat eventually bought them out and made it part of Lancia.

    Cisitalia was the other emblem. When Dante wasn't innovating Fiats, he was using Fiat parts to help build race cars for Cistalia.

    The Primula introduced transverse engine FWD and Fiat's rack and pinion steering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by map View Post
    It's interesting this popped up. I was researching a couple emblems today and both car names popped up. Autobianchi was formed in 1955, jointly by Bianchi, Fiat and Pirelli. They were a test bed for a number of inventions before they found their way into the mainstream Fiat. Fiberglass bodies, FWD, and the new FIRE (Fully Integrated Robotized Engine). Fiat eventually bought them out and made it part of Lancia.

    Cisitalia was the other emblem. When Dante wasn't innovating Fiats, he was using Fiat parts to help build race cars for Cistalia.

    The Primula introduced transverse engine FWD and Fiat's rack and pinion steering.
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    The influence of the Primula and subsequent 128 series on mainstream cars can't be overestimated. When you hear an idiot bashing Fiats, it showcases the person's ignorance and lack of automotive knowledge and history. Whether you like the cars or not, the contribution of Fiat to the world of automobiles over their 121 year history cannot be denied.
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    I think its the point of your blog.... how and why Fiat is an important company of the car business. They have does so many good things. Fiat coupe, Fiat 500, Fiat 500 new one, the Fiat vans, multiair engines, muitijet, turbo jet, firefly. I also have talked to many people who said the old 124 spider was the prefect example of a small sports car that was easy on the check book, and easy on gas, and good in the turns very balanced.

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    It's not just Fiat, of course. They embraced "open source" before it was a term... encouraging others to build their own designs by making components available for a reasonable cost. Granted, many other makes offered parts, but Fiat components were affordable and inspired much of Europe to join in. I didn't realize this until I started trying to collect a set of emblems. They took open bids from great designers and sponsored these designers, even when they could be direct competition. Fiat worked with other companies to produce their own versions of the car, either an exact copy or a modified version. Russia, Czech, Spain, Germany all produced versions. These spun off into India, Greece and the middle east. Fiat's combination of affordability and simplicity allowed the average person to keep his car on the road with simple tools and limited parts. Fiat received royalties on some, were partners in others, but knew they couldn't hope to build enough cars to fill all these markets. They allowed each company to develop on its own, without stifling them with "it's our way or no highway".

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    Quote Originally Posted by neubauerjoseph View Post
    I think its the point of your blog.... how and why Fiat is an important company of the car business. They have does so many good things. Fiat coupe, Fiat 500, Fiat 500 new one, the Fiat vans, multiair engines, muitijet, turbo jet, firefly. I also have talked to many people who said the old 124 spider was the prefect example of a small sports car that was easy on the check book, and easy on gas, and good in the turns very balanced.

    Thanks Joseph for checking out the blog. Yes, one of the points of starting the blog in 2009 was to get in front of the talking heads in the media and tell the story of the car company many of us grew up with and kept alive in this country while we waited on the possibility of them coming back. We wanted to introduce the new generation of potential Fiat owners to what us longtime enthusiasts knew.

    All founding members of the automotive industry have an interesting story, and certainly Fiat has one of the richest and diverse. One of their great attributes is they made these advancements available to the average car buyer. The blog's message is the company is more than just a maker of small cute cars.


    Here's a timeline with some interesting company facts:

    Fiat: 100 Plus Years of Leadership
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    Quote Originally Posted by map View Post
    It's not just Fiat, of course. They embraced "open source" before it was a term... encouraging others to build their own designs by making components available for a reasonable cost. Granted, many other makes offered parts, but Fiat components were affordable and inspired much of Europe to join in. I didn't realize this until I started trying to collect a set of emblems. They took open bids from great designers and sponsored these designers, even when they could be direct competition. Fiat worked with other companies to produce their own versions of the car, either an exact copy or a modified version. Russia, Czech, Spain, Germany all produced versions. These spun off into India, Greece and the middle east. Fiat's combination of affordability and simplicity allowed the average person to keep his car on the road with simple tools and limited parts. Fiat received royalties on some, were partners in others, but knew they couldn't hope to build enough cars to fill all these markets. They allowed each company to develop on its own, without stifling them with "it's our way or no highway".

    Contrast that with how Ford tried to mislead Ferrari in their deal and how Ferrari made his deal with Gianni Agnelli with just a handshake.
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    Yeah, I glad I found you and the Fiat. They are such great cars..... I just wished Fiat made some cars in classes that I needed. I was looking for a fiat 500x but there wasn't any around me in the price class I needed. Hopefully I can back into a fiat soon. People blow their mines when I tell them "oh I had a Fiat 500 sport for like 7 years, and it was more reliable then a honda or toyota I had and more then a ford focus. THey respond with oh "the Fiat 500 is most unreliable car you can buy... said any mechanic ever"

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