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    Inside the Poughkeepsie Fiat factory

    I was looking for emblems today and came across a classic US car. In the 1910's, Fiat's biggest, most powerful, autos were being built in the US.
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    Import duties on cars are nothing new. The US put a 45% charge on imported cars in 1902. Fiats were built in Poughkeepsie NY from 1910 until WWI forced them to close in 1918. They imported the smaller Fiats, but built the Type (Tipo) 52 thru 56 here in the states. These were designed for the US market by Americans. They were top-end cars selling between $4 and $6K.

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    This is an article on the 1913 Type 56 https://www.hemmings.com/stories/art...3-fiat-type-56
    and one of the articles on the plant, which remained standing until the 1990's. https://www.hemmings.com/stories/200...e-fiat-factory

    Conceptcarz shows several of the models, including the sporty type 55. https://www.conceptcarz.com/z29592/fiat-type-55.aspx

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    One owner claims his 1914 model can exceed 70 MPH.

    Some additional pictures of a type 55 are here. https://dragoneclassic.com/the-9-lit...wood-roadster/

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    I wish at least one automaker would make a car that has those old looks. Morgan tried with the 3-wheeler, but I think safety standards shot it down.

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    Back in the 80's, a guy at work bought a new Model A, powered by a Pinto engine. He brought it into work a few times. It was a tube frame, but looked authentic; even had the factory type oogah horn.

    I was online today and realize why so many people keep their old 500's alive today. They are a lot like the Beetles, before parts costs soared. You can buy a new 500/600cc engine for $1500, or a new (rebuilt) tranny for $1200 complete with axles. About 20 years ago you could do that with the old VWs (before Mexico stopped building them). A friend had a new engine installed in his bus for $1000, back in the late 90's.

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    I new a guy where I worked. He built a full blown Munster mobile. We had large Halloween parties, at work. He’d park out in the headquarters, front circle.

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    I'm pretty sure Morgan still builds cars.

    It's cool to think about FIAT being built in NY.

    The Brookville Roadster folks in Ohio make all the body panels and parts for Model As
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Nixon View Post
    I'm pretty sure Morgan still builds cars.

    It's cool to think about FIAT being built in NY.

    The Brookville Roadster folks in Ohio make all the body panels and parts for Model As
    Morgan builds cars. I just watch a YouTube video, on the Morgan Manufacturing auto plant.

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    Here's a post I made a while ago with my wife's cousin's car which was made in Poughkeepsie (a few miles from where I live). This Fiat Type 56 was not a cheap car, selling for around $6,000 when new, back when a Model T Ford cost around $825.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiat500USA View Post
    That would make for an interesting thread. But it would also be a tough one because Fiat was founded in 1899 and actually had a factory here in the US from 1909 to around 1918. Located in Poughkeepsie, NY the Fiats produced there were ultra-luxurious cars typically costing between $3,500- $4,500. This is back when a Ford Model T cost around $825! My wife's cousin owns the car below:



    Over the years, plenty of cars wound up in the US, but after the war, noted importer Max Hoffman and others imported Fiats. One of the most famous Fiat importers was Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr, the presidents son. He went on to form Fiat Roosevelt Motors which took over the main importation of Fiats in the 1960s and was here during the heyday of Fiat (Fiat sold over 100,000 cars alone in 1975) before the importation was taken over by Fiat Motors of North America in the mid - late 70s.



    During that time many Fiat models were sold here. Back in 1962 to become a Fiat dealer, you just needed to buy two cars and set up a shop! Cars before 1968 were also ridiculously easy to import because the standards were basically no standards!

    Some of the Fiat models sold from the 1950s through the 1980s in no particular order were:
    • 500
    • 600
    • Multipla
    • 850
    • 1100
    • 1200
    • 1500
    • 2100
    • 124
    • 128
    • 131/Brava
    • Spider 2000
    • X1/9
    • Strada


    I'm sure others can fill in whatever was missed and maybe we can add some pictures to illustrate some of these models.

    Here is a story about the Abarth importer in the 1960s that you may find interesting:
    http://www.fiat500usa.com/2012/07/fi...0s-visits.html
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    great thing about fiat500usa, this site show us fiat has made some great cars.

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