The wonderful two-seater Type 1C vehicle from 1913 depicted on the special stamp is an Austro Fiat town and touring car, of which only very few have survived. The four-cylinder unit construction engine with a capacity of 2.2 litres has an output of 24 HP at 1,800 revs and a maximum speed of around 70 km/h.
What was particularly noteworthy about the Type 1C was the quiet engine construction, the engine being enclosed in a sealed housing with an aluminium cover. The double-jet carburettor ensured low consumption. The Austro Fiat Type 1C was equipped with a thermosiphon cooling system, an improved Fiat multi-disc clutch and a four-speed gearbox. A specially constructed flexible cardan joint made the vehicle very smooth to start and steer.
Date of Issue: 30 January 2019.