Posts Tagged 'antique auto'

The 1st. Auto – Cugnot’s 1769 fardier à vapeur

According to Jalopnik.com –

“Aha, I know the first car in the world,” you think, but you are wrong. You are thinking of the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen, and while that was the first car to feature an internal combustion engine, it was not the first car ever made. The first car ever built was this hulking, steaming, smoking monster, and it’s from 1769.

Continue reading and view some videos HERE.

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Car Recently Found In Storage For 90 Years

MSN reported –

Research by the experts confirmed that this Isotta Fraschini is probably the first Tipo 8A–the company’s flagship car–built. It was the product of two different coachbuilders which is also something quite remarkable. This particular car was ordered by a man named Filippo Bolzari of Milan but for reasons lost to history, he may never have taken delivery. The factory kept it and used it as a trainer for drivers who needed to learn how to pilot such a car. Not long after, the car was placed in storage away from the factory, which turned out to be a good thing. World War II saw the Isotta factory flattened, but it didn’t kill the storage facility.

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Driving a Ford Model T Ford [video]

Driving The First Ford [video]

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Jalopnik posted a short video detailing the experience of driving the first car built by Henry Ford.

See the video HERE.

Lenny’s Garage [video]

Photos Of An Old Forgotten Auto Scrap Yard In Sweden

BuzzFeed published some interesting photos of an abandoned Swedish junkyard.

See all the pics HERE.

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First Porsche From 1898 Found In Barn

1st-porsche-sAccording to TheVerge –

The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the “Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model” — nicknamed the “P1” for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche himself in 1898. The following year, Porsche raced the P1 at an electric vehicle exposition in Berlin and took home first place, completing the nearly 25-mile course 18 minutes faster than the next competitor. Not long thereafter, it seems the vehicle was abandoned.

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