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'WORLD OLDEST CAR’ SELL AT AUCTION FOR US$4.6 MILLION


PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A. - A steam-powered car, considered the oldest vehicle in the world still running, has sold at auction in the United States for more than $4.6 million.
According to a CNN report, the car, billed as the world's oldest car that still works, was sold at an auction in Pennsylvania for that astronomical figure, which could buy you a few Lamborghinis, last Friday.
  • The report said that the auction company, RM Auctions, had estimated that the car would only go for about half that figure, which also represents the highest price ever paid for an early automobile at an auction.
  • The car has a rich history. The four-wheeled De Dion-Bouton et Trepardoux was built in France a year before Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz, founders of early Daimler, came on the market with their first experimental petrol-fueled cars.
  • De Dion-Bouton was constructed for the French Count De Dion -- one of the founders of the company that built it. It was named "La Marquise" after the count's mother.
RM Auctions listed its top speed as 61kmh and said it had only had four previous owners over the past 127 years.
The late Texas collector John O'Quinn had bought the historic car, which participated in the first automobile race in 1887 and four separate London-to-Brighton runs, for US$3.5 million in 2007.
Source : Agency
1 comments:

very impressive and very classic, it can make you bring back to the old time..

want to sell my car


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