Built for the French Count de Dion in 1881 and later nicknamed “La Marquise,” the steam-powered car is only nine feet long and weighs 2,100 pounds.

The 1884 De Dion-Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout is the world’s oldest car that is still running and drivable.

Built for the French Count de Dion in 1881 and later nicknamed “La Marquise,” the steam-powered car is only nine feet long and weighs 2,100 pounds. The little quadricycle “can claim to be the first family car, despite its arcane power source”, “It has four wheels, four seats and can be driven by one person — like a modern car.” La Marquise is powered by paper, wood and coal, it can cover 20 miles on a tank of water with a maximum speed of 38mph. It takes 45 minutes to get steamed.

Confirmed by the leading historians as the “world’s oldest running motor car,” La Marquise is one of the most important motor cars in the world. De Dion Bouton was a star attraction in a sale when it was last up for sale in Pebble Beach, Calif., where it was bought for $3.5 million in 2007.

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De Dion Bouton was a star attraction in a sale when it was last up for sale in Pebble Beach, Calif., where it was bought for $3.5 million in 2007.  La Marquise is powered by paper, wood and coal, it can cover 20 miles on a tank of water with a maximum speed of 38mph. It takes 45 minutes to get steamed.

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De Dion Bouton - A French Automobile Manufacturer

 1883 – 1932

Founded by Jules Albert De Dion, Georges Bouton and Trepardoux

In 1895, the Tri Wheeler, was made and went in the market in 1896

with a whopping 137cc, one cylinder ignition and the engine fitted behind rear
axle.

In 1896, the 4-Wheeler model D, having a 3 3/4 CV, 2 speed gearbox, RWD, vis a vis