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    World's oldest car for sale

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/AUTOS/06/25/worlds_oldest_car/index.html

    Steam-powered 1884 car will be auctioned at Pebble Beach in August.
    By Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNNMoney.com staff writer
    POSTED: 12:01 p.m. EDT, June 27, 2007

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- A steam-powered car, billed as the oldest car in the world that still runs, will be sold in a Pebble Beach, Calif., auction in August.

    The car was built in France in 1884, about a year before Gottlieb Daimler and Otto Benz of Germany built their first experimental gasoline-powered cars (The two were working independently of one another.) Henry Ford, the man many Americans mistakenly believe invented the automobile, built his first car 12 years after this one.

    The four-wheeled De Dion-Bouton et Trepardoux, nicknamed "La Marquise," was originally buit for the French Count De Dion, one of the founders of the company. The car has had only two other owners since, according to auction house Gooding & Company, which is handling the sale.

    In an 1887 demonstration drive, the car covered a 19 mile course at an average speed of 26 miles per hour. The following year, it won the world's first car race, according to Gooding, beating a three-wheeled steam-powered De Dion-Bouton.

    Fueled by coal, wood and bits of paper, the car takes about a half-hour to work up enough steam to drive. Top speed is 38 miles per hour.


    Wow I think this is really cool. I had heard about a car that was built before Henry Ford built his but I knew very little about it. I have a feeling it will sell for a higher value than the estimated 1.5-2 million dollars

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    Re: World's oldest car for sale

    I'm looking for new wheels, this would be a great vehicle to cruise around town in.
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    Re: World's oldest car for sale

    Good read GG.
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    In an 1887 demonstration drive, the car covered a 19 mile course at an average speed of 26 miles per hour
    I wonder what they would think about how fast we drive now.

    If someone is willing to buy that car, that gives me hope someone will pay $45,000 for my 1973 Ford Pinto.

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    Re: World's oldest car for sale

    Obviously, the car of the "FUTURE" because it uses no gas.
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    Re: World's oldest car for sale

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    In an 1887 demonstration drive, the car covered a 19 mile course at an average speed of 26 miles per hour
    I wonder what they would think about how fast we drive now.

    If someone is willing to buy that car, that gives me hope someone will pay $45,000 for my 1973 Ford Pinto.
    a pinto are you shitting me..

    the best oldie is the 1979 Cadillac DeVille with red interior id kill some1 for it

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    Re: World's oldest car for sale

    Damn playa.
    Your boy could put at least 32 inch dubz on the back.


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