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World’s oldest car sells for $4.6 million at auction

October 9, 2011
The world’s oldest running car has sold at auction for a staggering $4.62 million.
The odd looking 1884 De Dion ‘Steam Runabout’ was sold to an unknown buyer in front of a packed Pennsylvania auction auction house.The 127-year-old water powered tricycle quickly rose above its $500,000 starting bid.

The odd looking 1884 De Dion ‘Steam Runabout’ was sold in front of packed Pennsylvania auction auction house on Friday.

The final price of $4.2 million was boosted by the 10 per cent buyers fee.The steam driven Runabout had been in the same family for 81 years before Friday’s sale.The car is one of only six still known to be in existence and only 20 of the cars were ever made.The De Dion that sold was also the only car to enter the world’s first the world’s first auto race.

The 127-year-old ride quickly eclipsed its $500,000 starting bid.
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