Saturday, March 31, 2012

Weekend Steam

Another Oldie!! Here is the writeup from the YouTube post by mrpitv.  "We tracked down the earliest example of motoring technology that can still be found. Hidden away in the English Countryside near Cambridge was a part of automotive history, an 1884 DeDion et Bouton, and Trepardeux. It was a coal fired steam propelled carriage. Its probably the oldest auto still running anywhere in the world. It was invented before the first gasoline powered car. and...An update on this vehicle. The world’s oldest running motor car, a historic 1884 De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos Steam Runabout, entered the history books, on October 6, 2011, selling for an impressive $4.62 million before a packed house at RM Auctions’ Hershey, Pennsylvania sale. The impressive sale price more than doubled its original pre-sale estimate and represents a new world record for an early motor car sold at auction."

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