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The early history of the automobile can be divided into a number of eras, based on the prevalent means of propulsion. Later periods were defined by trends in exterior styling, size, and utility preferences. In 1769 the first steam-powered automobile capable of human transportation was built by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot.. In 1808, François Isaac de Rivaz designed the first car powered by an ...


27 Oddest Cars Ever Made. June 19, 2017 by Chris. Ford Ranchero. The Ford Ranchero has one of the most iconic designs in automotive history, for better or worse. Its ½ car ½ truck design makes the Ranchero a must to include on our oddly cool cars list.


A few prototypes were built but no production cars were ever made by this company. It was dissolved in January 1901. Ford would not offer a car for sale until 1903. The first closed circuit automobile race held at Narragansett Park, Rhode Island, in September 1896. All four cars to the left are Duryeas, on the right is a Morris & Salom Electrobat.


The first Benz with this steering system was the three-hp (2.2-kW) Victoria in 1893, of which slightly larger numbers with different bodies were built. The world’s first production car with some 1200 units built was the Benz Velo of 1894, a lightweight, durable and inexpensive compact car.


photo source: Wikimedia Commons La Marquise was built in 1884 by a Frenchman named De Dion-Bouton et Trepardoux, which was named after his mother. Although the previous entry on this list is also believed to be the oldest running vehicle, in 2011 La Marquise was declared as the world’s oldest running automobile – that same year, the car sold at auction for $4.6 million.


This amazing footage of the first car ever made in Germany still runs and drives. http://www.AllAccessReview.com was on location in Europe to witness the eve...


The broad―and somewhat vague―definition of the term 'car' makes it difficult to say which was the first ever car in the world. If we go by the definition which states that a car is 'a motor vehicle with four wheels', we will have to include cars with steam engines.


This is rare footage of the world's first car's engine igniting & running. From Wikipedia: After developing a successful gas-powered two-stroke piston engine in 1873, Karl Benz focused on ...


Exactly who invented the automobile is a matter of opinion. If we had to give credit to one inventor, it would probably be Karl Benz from Germany. Many suggest that he created the first true automobile in 1885/1886.


Well, if you want to be really impressed, take a gander at these cars that are still running – all of which are at least 100 years old! La Marquise is the world’s oldest running automobile, as of 2011. It is an 1884 model made by Frenchmen De Dion, Bouton and Trépardoux. The car was a quadricycle prototype named for de Dion’s mother.