15 May 2012

The world's oldest running automobile

Recently sold at auction for $4.6 million, this is an 1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trapardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout.

It is steam-powered, achieved speeds of 38 mph, was a veteran of four London-to-Brighton runs, and participated in the world's first auto race in 1887. 

It got 20 miles on a tank of water.

Via Jalopnik, Autoblog, and First Time User.

1 comment:

  1. Ah yes, steam technology. Those were days!


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