From London to Brighton - This rare 120-year-old Fiat still has the legs to go the distance

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<i>Image: Quickpic</i>

On November 3, an extremely rare Fiat 3½ hp (2.6kW) produced in 1899 will participate in the prestigious London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.

The event serves as a celebration for the 120th anniversary of the Italian brand.

A vintage contingent

It is reserved for the most famous car manufacturers with a contingent of more than 400 participants expected to take part in the annual commemorative trip.

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Fiat will also be collaborating with the National Automobile Museum in Beaulieu to get the oldest Fiat in Britain back on the road, travelling the 96km stretch that separates Hyde Park in London from Madeira Drive in Brighton.

Fiat 3½

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In terms of power and practicality, it uses a 697cc dual horizontal cylinder engine and 3-gear shift with no reverse, with a maximum top speed of just 34km/h. It can also seat two adults and children comfortably.

Fiat 3 12 side 626

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Compiled by: Robin Classen

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