World’s Oldest Running Car For Sale

September 24, 2011 by staff 

World's Oldest Running Car For SaleWorld’s Oldest Running Car For Sale, World’s oldest car is up for sale. (VIDEO) A very special car crossing the block autcioneers next month in the sale of the RM Auctions’ October 6 to 7 in Hershey, Pennsylvania – is the world’s oldest automobile engine, an 1884 historic Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Two-a-Dos Runabout steam.

The steam car was commissioned by the Comte de Dion, a French businessman, and built by Georges Bouton and Charles-Armand Trepardoux.

Nicknamed ‘The Marchioness’ the mother of Count de Dion, this vehicle is fully operational two compound steam engines and seats four people, who sit in pairs back to back.

The car may be ready to race in 45 minutes, which was fast for a steam in those days. Had a range of 20 kilometers and is expected to reach 2 million and over.

He had only had four owners, including 81 years in a single property. It was in the car race in 1887, setting a maximum speed of 37 miles per hour on the straights, and a double winner at the 1997 Pebble Beach Contest d’Elegance.

‘The Marchioness’ is undoubtedly one of the cars in the world, “says Rob Myers, founder of RM Auctions.

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