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five of the world s oldest cars to go under the hammer

though some of these cars from the 1900s may like horseless carriages but s no denying that there are alluring qualities about even more so if they are the world s oldest electric yes, our forefathers had indeed in the possibility of electric powered long before we started to of it as a viable alternative power for our as unbelievable as it may sound, some of pioneer electric drive are still around and kicking, and be going under the gavel in the Hershey Auction organized by RM frankly, i didn t think cars exist until years, so naturally, electric from the 1900s had me sit up and take read along to find out about these vintage cars.

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like all cars, there are some lengthy history to this manufactured by Columbia Automobile but we shall spare you the dreadful lesson. this particular electric car is powered by a dual Edison DC motors and features front and rear axles full-elliptic leaf springs, and brakes fitted to its rear it is the only known survivor of the XIX Columbia model, making it an rare collectable vehicle and is to fetch between $70,000 to

a tiller-steering vehicle clad in a wooden body, this electric car is powered by a single motor that drives the wheels and features a vis-a-vis arrangement like those in the horse carriage days. comfort is provided by solid with semi-elliptic leaf while stopping duty is by a two-wheel mechanical drum both technologies that are to the cars of that era. particular vehicle is a true-blue built example that detail such as red paint job yellow accents, brass wooden fenders, and batteries and components hidden underneath the the 1905 Tribelhorn Electric is expected to reap between to $90,000.

i find this model appealing, not only because it is a electric but in a roadster form. there isn t much aerodynamic to about but it is probably one of the sleekest of automobile during its time. the Model M Roadster is powered by a electric motor that is for 3.5 horses and features planetary solid front and live axle with semi-elliptic springs, and mechanical drum fitted to its two rear wheels. in 1999, this roadster a long bonnet that s to the vehicle of that time, but of steam or gas engine, it conceals the propulsion system. other mention is of course, the royal paint job accented by brass and four very gorgeous tires. this vehicle is believe to be the only surviving and thus making it an extremely vintage electric roadster. it is to fetch between $70,000 to when it goes under the at the Hershey Auction on October 7,

(photos: RM Auctions) 1913 Electric Fore-Drive Limousine | |

unlike previous three models, the Argo Electric Limousine has closed carriages and longer wheelbase. fitted a 80-volt Westinghouse DC motor five-speed controller, the 1913 Limo is shaft driven and solid front and live axle with semi-elliptic springs for ride comfort and a of mechanical drum brakes for duty. sporting a dark paint work that exhibit a deep shine, vintage electric comes with 12-spoke wood wheels, painted in matching and shod with solid the interior is said to be lavishly-appointed buttoned gray cord with brocade borders and cord nets on the headliner. it has carpet flooring and pull on its side windows. up front at the the buttoned gray cord continues through the dash, with a single electrical and a Phinney-Walker keyless clock. one-of-the-kind example is expected to between $100,000 to $150,000.

designated Model 82, this example from the 1920s is by a 4.3-hp, 84-volt DC motor direct shaft drive. comfort is provided by solid axle and live rear with semi-elliptic leaf which are common to the cars of its a pair of mechanical brakes to its rear wheels facilitate of the vehicle. introduced at the a time the fad of electric begins to fade, the has a dummy front hood a fake radiator and has a silhouette still reminiscent of the olden horse carriages. a two tone work detailed the exterior, the interior features a restored upholstery. this car is believed to be one of about 95 Model 82s ever and will put under the gavel an expected price of between to $100,000.

these vintage electric will be put through an auction along with about 112 and classic cars at the Hershey happening on the October 6 7, 2011, at the Lodge, West Chocolate University Drive, Hershey, also, do check out a huge of these five vintage vehicles after the jump.


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