The oldest still-running steam-powered horseless carriage is now at auction for some $2 million (which translates to an astounding $85,000 in 1880’s US currency). Behold, the 1884 de Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos Steam Runabout!
The steam runabout participated in the world’s first automobile race, and although it won the race, it was in fact the only car in the race. Even so, it is alleged to have reached a top speed of 37 mph.
And here’s a video!
It’s to be auctioned on Friday, October 7, 2011, so start saving up now!