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A-06 1910 Fiat S61 Racing

By 1910, Fiat was already the largest automotive company in Italy. This Fiat S61 racing car was designed and built in 1910, and they raced in the United States from 1911 until 1914. The S61 has a powerful 10-liter, 4-cylinder, twin-plug engine and could easily achieve over 100 mph. In 1910, three Fiat S61s were brought to the states, and all three started the Grand Prix at Savannah, including this car which was driven by Ralph De Palma. This was the second race of the Automobile Club of America’s American Grand Prize. The following year, driven by Teddy Tetzlaff, it won the 1912 Santa Monica Grand Prix and it then went on to race at Santa Monica, Tacoma, Elgin and Milwaukee. Two S61s also ran at the Indianapolis 500 in 1911. The Fiat S61’s most famous win was in 1911 when Victor Hémery won the Grand Prix de France at the Circuit de la Sarthe outside the town of Le Mans. Owned in 2014 by Susan & Bill Evans, San Diego, California
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A-06 1910 Fiat S61 Racing