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Old October 03, 2008, 09:24 AM
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This is what the Fiat logo looked like in 1899. The inscription reads:

"FABBRICA ITIALIANA DI AUTOMOBILI TORINO FIAT ?" It's pretty easy to decipher even without knowing Italian:

Fábrica italiana de automóviles, Turín. Fiat.
Italian automobile factory, Turin. Fiat.

But the last letter right after FIAT has me wondering. Can anyone guess what it is and what it means?
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Old October 03, 2008, 09:27 AM
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It's strange the last letter of itself description.
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Old October 03, 2008, 09:33 AM
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It's strange the last letter of itself description.
It would sound better if you said:
The last letter of the description is strange.
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Fiat is an acronym for "Fabbrica Italiana di Automobili Torino," and maybe was the factory originally only called this. Then, if my guesswork is correct, they changed their name to Fiat, and the N, could symbolize Nuevo, as it was the new name.

Just a wild theory.
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As ElDanés already said, FIAT is an acronym for the company that made the car. The N stands for numero (Italian for number) and the car's unique production number was stamped on the logo before it was fastened to the car.
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Ah, that makes more sense than my explanation.
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Yes, that makes sense.
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FIAT, an acronym (as everyone else said)
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