The world’s oldest car was built 127-years-ago and powered by steam. It takes 45minutes to build up enough steam to reach its top speed of 38mph.
The De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux made its debut after it was manufactured in France in 1884, twelve years before Henry Ford built his first car.
And the antique steam-powered car raised quite a few car enthusiast temperatures selling at auction for a record-breaking Â£2.9million.
Auctioneers in Hershey, Pennsylvania, US, estimated the 127-year-old car would originally fetch Â£1.6million under the hammer but its eventual sale price pushed the old car straight in to the records books for the highest amount ever paid out for an antique car.
“Collectors recognised the incredibly rare opportunity the sale represented”, said Rob Myers of RM Auctions.