10 Oldest Cars of the World

Here are some of the oldest cars in the world. You would say wow when you will see them. Lets take a tour in the history of the automobile!

10. Spyder Corsa 166 - 1947

Spyder Corsa 166 - 1947The 1947 166 Spyder Corsa has recently been unveiled for the first time since being completely restored.

It was built just after the Second World War by manufacturer Enzo Ferrari and has now been restored for $500,000 by one dedicated owner.

This may seem like a lot of money, but owner Jim Glickenhaus, from Pebble Beach, California, believes the car could now fetch up to $8million.

Capable of speeds of up to 100 miles-per-hour, which was enough to win the model the 1947 Turin Grand Prix, this 12-cylinder classic car is a one-of-a-kind.

9.Alfa Romeo G1 - 1921

Alfa Romeo G1 - 1921The 1921 Alfa Romeo G1 two-seat sports roadster turned out to be the sole survivor of just 52 built, but, more importantly, the Alfa Romeo museum confirmed it to be the oldest Alfa in existence.

It has a 6.3-litre side-valve six-cylinder engine, the largest ever to be fitted to an Alfa Romeo.

8. Cadillac Model K Light Runabout - 1907

Cadillac Model K Light Runabout - 1907

Cadillac introduced a four-cylinder Model D in 1905, but their single-cylinder cars were sufficiently popular that they remained in production through 1908. That year, a team of three Model K Cadillacs triumphed in the Dewar competition in England, being disassembled, their parts scrambled and reassembled, and then easily started. This demonstration of Henry Leland’s precision manufacture earned Cadillac the Dewar Trophy and led to the slogan “The Standard of the World.”

7. Rolls Royce 1904

Rolls Royce 1904This historic motor car sold to a private UK collector, on the telephone, who successfully outbid two people in the room and two other telephone bidders. It is the only Rolls-Royce old enough to take part in the prestigious London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, and will stay in the UK.

The price achieved by Bonhams more than doubled previous world records, which were £1.76-million for a veteran car (1884 De Dion Bouton) and £1.48-million for a Rolls-Royce (1912 Silver Ghost Double Pullman Limousine).

The 1904 Rolls-Royce 10hp Two-Seater was first exhibited at The Paris Salon in the late Autumn of 1904. The car was displayed at the Olympia Show in London in February 1905, and, appropriately, returned to Olympia after some 102 years to be sold by Bonhams."


6. Vauxhall 5hp two seater 1903

Vauxhall 5hp two seater - 1903

This is the world’s oldest surviving Vauxhall, the 1903 two-seater 5hp veteran car which has had just two owners, is a ‘historic landmark vehicle.

5. Benz Patent Motorwagen - 1886

Benz Patent Motorwagen - 1886Benz Patent Motor Car, the first automobile (1885 – 1886): The major features of the two-seater vehicle, which was completed in 1885, were the compact high-speed single-cylinder four-stroke engine installed horizontally at the rear, the tubular steel frame, the differential and three wire-spoked wheels. The engine output was 0.75 hp (0.55 kW). Details included an automatic intake slide, a controlled exhaust valve, high-voltage electrical vibrator ignition with spark plug, and water/thermo siphon evaporation cooling.

On January 29, 1886, Benz applied for a patent for his “vehicle powered by a gas engine.” The patent – number 37435 – may be regarded as the birth certificate of the automobile. In July 1886 the newspapers reported on the first public outing of the three-wheeled Benz Patent Motor Car, model no. 1.

4. Daimler Maybach - 1886

Daimler Maybach 18861886 Daimler-Maybach The Daimler-Maybach partnership produced the world's first motor vehicle in 1885. Their first four-wheeler was this converted wooden carriage, fitted in 1886 with Daimler's engine.

3. De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos runabout - 1884

De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos runabout - 1884This steam powered 1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos runabout is claimed to be the oldest running motorized vehicle in the world. The 130 year old De Dion can reach 38 MPH speed with it's twin compound steam engines which need a tank of water every twenty miles.

2. First Electric Tricycle 1881

First Electric Tricycle 1881

In 1881, William Ayrton and John Perry built what is consider to be the world's first-ever electric vehicle. This is the recreation of the original model done by the German Museum Autovision based on the English scientists' design.

1. Fardier Cugnot - 1869

Fardier Cugnot 1869Original in the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Paris. The French engineer Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725-1804) realized in 1769 the first automobile driven by steam . In 1771 , a second model called " goblin " was built to transport artillery pieces.

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