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Feb 15, 2008

The First Car

Henry Fords First Car 1896

Did You Know...
The first car was NOT invented by Henry Ford?
It was a product of Karl Benz (Carl Benz)
In 1885 Karl Benz, a German mechanical engineer, designed and built the world's first practical automobile to be powered by an internal-combustion engine. The first car had only 3 wheels,one in front and 2 in back.
America's first gasoline-powered automobile was the 1891 Lambert car invented by John W. Lambert. The Duryea Brothers founded America's first company to manufacture and sell gasoline-powered vehicles. Then Henry Ford came along and improved the assembly line for automobile manufacturing (Model-T), invented a transmission mechanism, and popularized the gas-powered automobile. So most of the work was done before Henry even got started. Feeling smarter now?

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