Saturday, December 3, 2011

1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Sells for $4.6M

Still on the road after 127 years, the De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos Steam-powered car recently sold for $4,620,000 at auction in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. It is being called "the world's oldest running car." It predates the 1886 gasoline-powered Benz by 2 years. Claims can be made to earlier car designs but none of those original beasts still drive!

De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux driven on stage at auction
Oct. 7, 2011. Photo from eXtraVaganzi

Albert de Dion on one of his early cars 

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