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Car enthusiasts get excited over new releases, concept cars, refreshed exteriors and advance automotive features. Would you feel the same way about the world's oldest running vehicle?

The record-holder--an 1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trapardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout--is 127 years old. It has had four owners, with the last one keeping it in the family for the past 81 years.

"With a top speed of 38mph (61.16kph) and a range of 20 miles (32.19km) on a single tank of water, the steam-powered tricycle has made the trek from London to Brighton four times and participated in the world's very first auto race," said. "To be fair, it was the only vehicle to show up, but that didn't stop it from averaging 16mph and clipping of a top speed of 37mph (59.55kph) over the 20-mile course."

Autoblog said only 20 De Dion tricycles were manufactured and only six of the units remain.

The 1884 De Dion tricycle will be up for bidding and RM Auctions expects it to fetch as much as $2.5 million. That means you'll need around P110 million for this trike.


via Autoblog

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