Oldest Running Car

RM Auctions, Oct 7 2011 - 1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout - Sold at RM Auction (Hershey) at a price of $4,620,000.

Twin compound steam engines, “spade handle” steering, solid front and rear axles with semi-elliptic springs, locomotive-style connecting rod motion, single-acting mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 43":
- Named “La Marquise” after the Count de Dion’s mother
- At 127 years of age, the oldest running motor car in the world
- Single family ownership for 81 years and only four owners from new
- Participant in the first automobile race in 1887
- Veteran of four London-to-Brighton runs
- Pebble Beach Concours double award winner in 1997
- Capable of 38 mph, 20 miles on tank of water
- Veteran Car Club dating certificate #1750
- Offered from the Estate of John O’Quinn
History: http://www.rmauctions.com/CarDetails.cfm?SaleCode=HF11&CarID=r153

 

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1884 De Dion Sold at RM Auction (Hershey)
1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout
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1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout
1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout
1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout
1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout
1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout
1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout
1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout

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