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Geneva 2011: 1908 Fiat SB4 "Mephistoles" land speed record car baffles the mind

by Noah Joseph (RSS feed) on Mar 3rd, 2011 at 7:20PM

1908 Fiat SB4 Eldridge "Mephistoles" – Click above for high-res image gallery Way in the back of the Fiat booth at this year's Geneva Motor Show, behind all of the shiny modern machinery with their tiny, fuel-sipping engines, sat a car that looks like one of those wood-carved models you see at every knick-knack store. Curious though it was, we knew right off the bat there is something far more significant to this car than met the eye. And indeed there is. Nicknamed "Mephistoles" by the French public in the 1920s, this 1908 Fiat SB4 racer was, at the time, the fastest car in the... Read More

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