It’s a bird! It’s a Plane! No, it’s a car.
Throughout history cars can be considered classic cars as the years pass, however this steam powered car is the oldest vehicle in the world. This classic car which still runs has been sold at an auction for more then $4.6 million, in the United States.
The De Dion-Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos Steam Runabout, which is also known as “La Marquise,” was built in France in 1884. This classic car was auctioned in Pennsylvania on Friday for this large amount. The Auction had the car listed at it’s top speed of 38 MPH and that it only had a total of four previous owners in th last 127 years.
Who would have thought, that such a car even existed still today in a condition that was able to be sold on the market, or even on the auctions! Though this car has been purchased, there is no name on record of who purchased it. Either way, this new owner is a proud and very excited owner of a classic beauty, and something that may be passed down to further increase it’s value.
It is amazing to think that these cars may get older, but they can still run and run well! Hopefully as we all grow older the cars will continue to come out of the shops and out for auction or to even glance at. The automobile is a wonder.