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History of the automobile > Development of the gasoline car > Other European developments

Photograph:1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
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In France the giants were De Dion-Bouton, Peugeot SA, and Renault (the last two are still in existence). The Italians were later in the field: the Stefanini-Martina of 1896 is thought of as the foundation of the industry in Italy, and Isotta-Fraschini was founded about 1898. Giovanni Agnelli founded Fiat SpA in 1899, saw it grow into one of the weightiest industrial complexes in the world, …


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