Antique Steam Cars, 1884 | The World's Oldest Cars

October 11, 2011 | 23:09

The world's oldest car, De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos Steam Runabout 1884. Until now, steam-powered antique cars are still functioning and was given the nickname 'La Marquise'. Antique car was made by Georges Bouton and Charles-Armand Trepardoux. In the antique cars are also available tank containing 151 liters of water and two steam engines that can run this vehicle with a distance of 32 km with a maximum speed of 61 km/hour.

This antique steam cars were sold at amazing prices, at U.S. $ 4.62 million or equivalent to Rp 41 billion at RM Auctions Hershey, Pennsylvania. Antique Steam cars are sold at high prices, too, had followed the first car race in 1887 and recorded with a maximum speed of 60 km/hour on a straight road. Other factors that also make these vehicles more valuable is the value of originality that makes 'La Marquise' managed to get a double reward in the activities of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 1997.

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