Last Updated on 6/27/2007 by bidz

World’s oldest running car to be auctioned

By Peter Valdes-Dapena, staff writer
June 27 2007

“NEW YORK ( — A steam-powered car, billed as the oldest car in the world that still runs, will be sold in a Pebble Beach, Calif., auction in August.

The car was built in France in 1884, about a year before Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz of Germany built their first experimental gasoline-powered cars (The two were working independently of one another.) Henry Ford, the man many Americans mistakenly believe invented the automobile, built his first car 12 years after this one.”

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