It is generally accepted by historians that the first car with an internal combustion engine (as used by today’s cars), is that of Carl Benz. It was a three wheeler first produced on January, 29th 1886.

Join me for a few fascinating, fact filled minutes to see and drive this amazing automobile as it celebrates 125 years of astounding automobile history.

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Interesting Fact:
In August 1888, William Steinway, owner of Steinway & Sons piano factory, talked to Benz’s competitor, Daimler about US manufacturing rights and by September they had a deal. By 1891 the Daimler Motor Company, owned by Steinway, was producing gas engines for tramway cars, carriages, quadricycles, fire engines and boats in a plant in Hartford, CT.

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