Legends on Wheels before 1900
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Peugeot Typ 1 Dampfwagen (1889)
France likewise discovered the automobile's potential. Peugeot introduced its Type 1 steam car in 1889. It was based on the 1886 Serpollet steam three-wheeler.
Daimler Riemenwagen (1894)
About 150 units of this belt-driven car were built by 1899. It has a finned radiator, a spray nozzle carburetor and a four-belt drive. It featured a 2.5 hp, two cylinder engine and achieved about 20km/hour.
Peugeot Typ 2 (1890)
The Type 2 was the first Peugeot car powered by a gasoline engine. It was manufactured between 1890 and 1891 in Valentigney. Four were built.
Daimler Motorkutsche (1886)
Gottlieb Daimler developed his first vehicle with four wheels independently.
Daimler Stahlradwagen (1889)
In 1889, the steel wheel car became the first automobile completely developed and manufactured at Daimler. It created a sensation at the Paris World Exposition.
Benz Velo (1894)
Almost large scale production at this point - with 1,200 units built by 1901.
Benz Patent-Motorwagen (1886)
The history of the automobile begins with Carl Benz's three-wheeler: the first automobile in the world is born. Carl Benz changed transportation forever with just one horsepower.
Renault Voiturette (1898)
De Dion-Bouton engines powered the first French automobile. It achieved about 32 km/h.
Peugeot Typ 10 (1894)
An early family-friendly Peugeot with rear bench and canopy.
Opel Patentwagen System Lutzmann (1899)
The Opel family was on the lookout for new products and markets. The start of motor vehicle production in 1899 marks the decisive step in the history of the Opel. 65 units of this model had been produced by the second oldest automaker in Germany.