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Title: Germany's oldest street legal car
Post by: deathsled on March 24, 2020, 12:36:11 PM
https://youtu.be/bQ4vB55z0RE

Seriously pre-Shelby...
Title: Re: Germany's oldest street legal car
Post by: CSX 4133 on March 24, 2020, 01:23:53 PM

Oldest petrol car perhaps, this steam powered De Dion et Bouton predates the Benz. In any case neat cars all around.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUgVCR_658M
Title: Re: Germany's oldest street legal car
Post by: Kent on March 26, 2020, 03:08:17 PM
We had a nice htread about those dinosaur cars some time ago here. The Benz is a replica.... not the original.
Title: Re: Germany's oldest street legal car
Post by: CSX 4133 on March 26, 2020, 05:40:53 PM

Interestingly enough Karl Benz wasn't inclined to introduce his new automobile to the public. His wife drove the automobile without Karl knowing for a 120 mile trip and the rest is history.

Here's a short video made by Mercedes that dedicates Bertha Benz's initial trip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsGrFYD5Nfs
Title: Re: Germany's oldest street legal car
Post by: Don Johnston on March 26, 2020, 05:57:33 PM
Love it!
Title: Re: Germany's oldest street legal car
Post by: pbf777 on March 26, 2020, 07:42:51 PM

Interestingly enough Karl Benz wasn't inclined to introduce his new automobile to the public. His wife drove the automobile without Karl knowing for a 120 mile trip and the rest is history.



     I think she was the better business person of the two, realizing that something needed to come of their investment in her husbands' tinkering, and the not so off the cuff trip perhaps demonstrated her promotional awareness also.       

     Scott.