Monday, 18 February 2013

100-Year-Old Cars



The following series starts with the very first official automobile in the 19th century and proceeds
into the beginning of the 20th century. Looking at these historical photographs, it's hard not
to appreciate the workmanship and class that went into these then-novel vehicles. They make one
think of our own near future and how life will be different then.

Check out The Exquisite Cars of the Sultan of Brunei to see how cars — and pretty much everything else — have changed in a mere century. 

1888 Benz*
old cars
* The Benz Patent-Motorwagen (or Motorcar) is considered to be the world’s first automobile


See it in action


1887 Coventry Daimler 
old cars

1900 Napier
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1901 Columbia
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1901 De Dion Bouton
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1902 De Dietrich
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1902 Panhard et Levassor
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1903 Mercedes
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1904 Gardner Serpoller Steam Car
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1904 Lanchester
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1904 Sunbeam
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1905 Vauxhall
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1906 Renault
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1907 Grand Prix Itala
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1908 Unic Taxi
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1910 Delauney Belleville
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1911 Austin
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1912 Alfonso Hispano Suiza
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1912 Delahaye
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1912 Sunbeam
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1913 DFP
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1913 Mercer Raceabout
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1914 Sizaire Berwick
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1915 Ford Model T
old cars


And finally, a family photo of my father's older siblings with their mother as
kids in Egypt. It is believed the car is may be a 1920s Crossley. 





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