Back in September, we told you about the 1884 De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos Steam Runabout – the world’s oldest running car, which wag going up on the auction block at the RM Auction. At the time it was reported that the car is expected to bring in a winning bid of $2.5 million.
The car ended up selling late friday for a total of $4.6 million – a little more than twice the original estimated price.
The name of the buyer has not been made public. The price includes a 10 percent ‘buyer’s premium,’ which goes to the RM Auction.
The De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos Steam Runabout was built in France in 1884. A year later, Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz of Germany built their first gasoline-powered cars.
– By: Omar Rana