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The Oldest car in the world was
built in France in 1884, about a year before Gottlieb
Daimler and Karl 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 built 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
In an 1887 demonstration drive, the oldcar 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
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.
"That's as fast as you want to go," said David
Gooding, founder of the auction company. "It feels
like going 80 or 90 miles per hour in a newer automobile.
And, by newer, I mean 1910."
The car runs on thin tires of solid rubber wrapped around
Bob Casey, curator of transportation for the Henry Ford
Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan,
agreed that the De Dion-Bouton is, quite possibly, the
oldest running automobile. (The definition of "automobile,"
in this case, excludes large steam-powered carriages
that were, essentially, rail cars without rails.) Casey's
museum has an American-made steamer dating from the
1860s but it's no longer safe to drive and probably
wasn't even when Henry Ford bought it in 1930.
Gooding estimates the car's value at between $1. 5 million
and $2 million. It will be auctioned on August 19 in
Pebble Beach, Calif.