1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen, a reproduction of the primary automobile

It’s ironic that the car with the oldest type yr indexed on the market on ClassicCars.com may be just about new. That word may want a little bit extra clarification. The Pick out of the Day is if truth be told a newly constructed copy, designed after the car that began all of the automobile revolution: an 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen indexed on the market through a non-public supplier in Solon, Ohio.

The checklist dives proper right into a historical past lesson that sums up this car’s importance.

“When Karl Benz carried out for a patent on January 29, 1886, for his car with fuel engine operation, little did he understand that his invention would trade the sector,” the vendor says within the advert. “Patent DRP 37435 is thought of as the delivery certificates of the auto. With check drives performed within the autumn of 1885, the Benz Patent Motor Automobile was once the sector’s first car.”


The 30,114 automobiles indexed on the market on ClassicCars.com on the time of this writing vary from type yr 1886 thru 2021. Each generation throughout that 135-year span has its personal area of interest and following.

Some folks pass loopy over pre-war steel. Others stick with the muscle vehicles of the Sixties. And consider it or no longer, there are even collector automobile fans who gravitate towards the neo-classic fashions of the Nineteen Eighties and Nineties.  And that’s all k.

However this 1886 car’s stage of “previous” is going above and past, and it was once assembled in a manner that the vendor states is “actual within the tiniest main points.”

 “The end paintings of this early type is really show-quality in each method,” the advert reads.

Reportedly one among most effective 175 produced through Bentley Engineering in the United Kingdom for Mercedes-Benz, this car was once assembled with the aim of spending its existence on show inside of a Mercedes-Benz dealership. Then again, its mechanical roadworthiness exams out, the vendor states, and it may well be pushed.

“The car is drivable simply as the unique was once and can pride each the motive force and onlookers with its distinctive operation,” the advert says.


Energy for this two-seater comes from a 1.0-liter, single-cylinder, 4-stroke fuel engine that delivers 2-3 horsepower by way of a primitive model of a continuously-variable transmission. Whilst best velocity isn’t mentioned, one would consider that this car is very best saved on floor streets somewhat than freeways.

Simply don’t check out taking it to the native Mercedes-Benz dealership for an oil trade.

The vendor is calling $52,900 for this reconstructed artifact of automobile historical past.

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