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World’s Oldest Car Sells for $4.6 Million

Good luck with the inspection. The world’s oldest running vehicle, the De Dion-Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos Steam Runabout, has sold at a U.S. auction for $4.6 million. The car, built in France in 1884, has had only four owners in the past 127 years, can still be driven, and tops out at about 38 miles per hour. A British car built in 1875 also claims the mantle of the world’s oldest, but that one only has three wheels and requires someone to run alongside it in order to keep the boiler running. The winner of the auction has not been identified.