If you ever wandered which is the oldest working car, time has come to find out the answer. We're talking about the 1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout. The model is 127 years old.
RM Auctions revealed a piece of information according to which the car will be put on auction, on the 7th of October 2011, in Pennsylvania at an event that will take place in Hershey.
The car is called La Marquise and was built at the demand of Count de Dion that named it after his mother. The constructors are George Bouton and Charles-Armand Trepardoux.
The car raced for the first time in 1887 and in 1997 won the Pebble Beach Concours in two categories. The owners of the car belonged to the same family of 81 years and had only four owners, or at least, so far.
The price the specialists estimated for the vehicle is somewhere between $2,000,000 and $2,500,000 and it's being offered from the Estate of John O'Quinn.
The old vehicle is equipped with twin compound steam engines, single-acting mechanical brakes, locomotive-style connecting rod motion, spade handle steering and solid front and rear axle with semi-elliptic springs.
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