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1886 Three Wheeled Model Benz Car

$89.95

In July 1886, the German newspapers reported on the first public outing of the three-wheeled Benz Patent Motor Car, Model 1. This beautiful replica of the old vintage 1886 Mercedes Benz model is a perfect gift for the collector or enthusiast! This is the first Benz model ever made and features intricate iron parts such as spoke wheels, gold painted engine, unique steering wheel, and leather seats. 

Dimensions: 14" length x 8" x 9" tall

A little history:

In 1879, Karl Benz started producing stationary gasoline engines. Benz had so much commercial success with this engine that is was able to devote more time to his dream of creating a lightweight car powered by a gasoline engine, in which the chassis and engine formed a single unit. The major features of the two seater vehicle, which was completed in 1885, were a compact high speed single cylinder four stroke engine installed horizontally at the rear, the tubular steel frame, the differential and three wire-spoked wheels.

The engine, which has a cylinder width of 90 mm and is mounted on springs above the axle, between the two wheels at the rear, develops almost one horsepower and runs at 300 revolutions per minute. Details included an automatic intake slide, a controlled exhaust valve, high voltage electrical buzzer ignition with spark plug and water/thermosyphon cooling.

On January 29, 1886 Karl Benz applied for a patent for this vehicle powered by a gas engine. The German patent -number 37435 - subsequently awarded to him may be considered as a birth certificate for the automobile. Using an improved version and without her husband’ knowledge, Benz wife Bertha and their two sons Eugen and Richard embarked on the first long distance journey reported in German automobile history on an August day in 1888. The route included a few detours and took them from Manheim to Pforzheim, her place of birth. With this journey of 180 kilometers including the return trip, Bertha Benz demonstrated the practicality of the motor vehicle to the world.

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