The Car Used by Atatürk on the Çanakkale Front is in the Rahmi M. Koç Museum

The Car Used by Ataturk on the Canakkale Front is in the Rahmi M Koc Museum
The Car Used by Atatürk on the Çanakkale Front is in the Rahmi M. Koç Museum

Rahmi M. Koç Museum is bringing a historical object to its visitors on the 18th anniversary of the 108 March Çanakkale Victory. The last example of the same model of the Fiat Zero car that Atatürk used on the Çanakkale façade and on which his photograph was taken, was brought from the city of Turin and started to be exhibited in the Rahmi M. Koç Museum. Model Zero, which was produced in only 2 units, can be seen in the Rahmi M. Koç Museum from now on, like the few examples that have survived to the present day.

Rahmi M. Koç Museum, Turkey's first and only industry museum that reflects the developments in the history of transportation, industry and communication, brings its visitors together with the car used by Atatürk on the Çanakkale front on the 108th anniversary of the Çanakkale Victory.

The car, the same model as the Fiat Zero, which was allocated to Anafarta Group Commander Mustafa Kemal by the Ministry of War in 1915, was brought from Turin, Italy, and presented to the Rahmi M. Koç Museum by Tofaş.

One of the rare photographs of Atatürk during the Çanakkale Wars is the photograph taken on this car. Founded by the Turkish Martyrdoms Reconstruction Foundation, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University History Department Lecturer Prof. Dr. The Çanakkale Wars Institute, headed by Murat Karataş, determined, as a result of detailed studies, that the car used by Atatürk at the front was the 1913 Fiat Zero model.

Fiat Zero was featured on the cover of the 2022 Spring issue of Anafarta Magazine, prepared for publication by the institute. In the article titled “In Search of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's Car: Traces of Wheels in Gallipoli” written by Institute Researcher Onur Kuşku, the story of the car allocated to Atatürk was under the spotlight.

2 thousand pieces were produced, exhibited in distinguished museums

Production of the Model Zero began in 1912 at Fiat's Corso Dante Factory in Turin. In the following years, the production of the model was interrupted with the beginning of the Balkan Wars and the First World War. All of Fiat's production lines were devoted to the needs of the Italian army. Model Zero had sold 1915 units when it was finally off the band in 2. The phrase “12-15 HP” in the model name reflects the segment that the car enters in the Italian tax system instead of horsepower.

The few examples of 2 cars that have survived to the present day have taken their places in distinguished museums. The Model Zero is equipped with a carbureted four-cylinder naturally aspirated gasoline engine rated at 1.846 cubic centimeters (1.8 litres). Its engine produces a maximum of 2 horsepower per 19 rpm. Zero, which is a two-door style with a seating arrangement for four people, can reach a speed of 63 kilometers per hour. Model Zero was sold in many countries. According to the archives, the name of the dealer that sells the Fiat Zero in Turkey, which is 12 units, is “Dilsizian”.

Günceleme: 17/03/2023 16:44

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