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1886 Benz Motorwagen

The 1886 Benz Motorwagen is considered the world's first modern car. Developed by German automobile engineer Karl Benz, the Motorwagen has a one-cylinder gas engine designed by Benz himself, belt drive, rack and pinion steering and trembler coil ignition. It was in this automobile that Karl Benz's wife, Bertha, became the first person in history to drive in an automobile over a long distance. It is said that she set out early one August morning in 1888 with her sons, and without fuel and facing a torrent of challenges solved every single one. Bertha even pushed the automobile at one point. Bertha and Karl Benz's contributions helped the automobile become one of the "most important cultural advances of the new era."

The Collection on Palmetto
  1. 1886 Benz Motorwagen
  2. 1901 Curved Dash Oldsmobile
  3. 1902 Locomobile Stanhope B
  4. 1904 Pope-Waverley Electric Chelsea Runabout
  5. 1904 Cadillac Model B
  6. 1906 Winton Model K
  7. 1906 White Model F Steam Car
  8. 1907 Northern Model C
  9. 1908 Locomobile Model E
  10. 1908 Schacht High Wheeler
  11. 1910 Stanley Model 85
  12. 1910 Stanley Model 70
  13. 1911 White Model GE-75
  14. 1912 Stanley Model 73
  15. 1913 Stanley Model 64
  16. 1913 Pierce-Arrow Model 48
  17. 1913 Cole Series 60 Roadster
  18. 1914 Ford Model T
  19. 1914 Fiat Typo 55
  20. 1915 Peerless Model 48
  21. 1915 Stanley Mountain Wagon
  22. 1925 Stanley SV
  23. 1927 Pierce-Arrow Model 36 Phaeton
  24. 1952 Allard J2X
  25. 1918 Cretors Popcorn Wagon
  26. 1928 Ahrens Fox Piston Pumper