Oldest Car. Auctioned For $4.6 Million.

It is considered (some will challenge) the oldest car. A De Dion-Bouton named “La Marquise” built in France in 1884 and of course steam powered by the burn of coal, wood and bits of paper. It took about 30 minutes of combustion before there was enough steam to move the car! Maximum speed was 38 miles per hour.

An anonymous buyer bid the amount of 4.6 million during an RM Auction last week in Philadelphia. The price includes a 10% “buyer’s premium” which goes to the auction company. The paid price is twice what was expected…

12 Responses to “Oldest Car. Auctioned For $4.6 Million.”

  1. 1 Keith Stone Oct 11th, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Jay’s new car……. Ok?

  2. 2 Kustoms and Choppers Oct 11th, 2011 at 11:10 am

    It took 30 mins to get it too run? WOW

  3. 3 CafeSportyTC Oct 11th, 2011 at 11:50 am

    30 mins…. id still be searching for matches…..

  4. 4 Busfreak Oct 11th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    The Wall Street Protesters are going to be pissed about this.

  5. 5 Jeff Nicklus Oct 11th, 2011 at 5:35 pm



    Like my dear departed Dad used to say: “Better to be pissed off than pissed on.”

    Over & Out,


  6. 6 fuji Oct 11th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Looks like a starter kit for the Amish

  7. 7 Maggot Oct 12th, 2011 at 7:06 am

    France”s answer to the Chevy Volt

  8. 8 yale Oct 12th, 2011 at 7:44 am

    I guess there still is some money left in America

  9. 9 cwooll Oct 12th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Could you imagine doing 38mph in that thing? That’d be scary!

  10. 10 rags Oct 12th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    suppose its in jays museum.would be awesome to see

  11. 11 Kirk Perry Oct 12th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    That’s a De Dion-Buton “cage”. Yeah that’s right – a 4.6 million dollar stink-pot.

    The De Dion-Buton MOTORCYCLE resides in New York. Newburgh. In the V-Twin Museum on Scobie Drive.
    A boxer twin – it runs on cognac.

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