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 Based on  Benz Patent-Motorwagen
Year built  ~2013
Fuel  Naphtha/Petrol
Cylinders  Single 
Gears  Single-speed
Price  SOLD

 

This is a modern, and highly convincing, replica of the Benz Patent-Motorwagen of 1885, credited as being the first production automobile. Whilst a design which has been replicated a couple of times over the years, this example is considered the best replica and was the end of a run produced by a gentleman in the UK. I understand he started building them informally before being approached by Mercedes-Benz to produce 150 'official' examples in celebration of a major anniversary a few years ago. This run was sent to America for display in Mercedes-Benz showrooms so not many stayed in the UK. This specific example came after the run of 150 and was one of two which was built afterwards before the maker gave up.

It features a single cylinder, 'petrol' open engine. It could technically run on petrol with a few minor adaptions for safety, it is optimised for use on a lower grade of petrol known as naphtha (found in painters panel wipe!) It is a rear mounted, oil drip fed engine with an evaporator as opposed to a carburettor. It is single-speed with a belt drive, a true likeness to the original. The wooden seat is ash and nicely finished. 

This is a wonderful talking piece and would be a real centre piece at shows - it is certainly one that has to be seen in person so please give us a call if you wish to arrange a viewing! 

 

Asking Price - SOLD

 

This replica is not currently based at our premises however we do ask that all enquiries be made to Berrybrook Steam & Classics on 01392 833301 and all viewings will be arranged thereafter. For email enquiries, please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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If you are looking to sell your steam engine or classic vehicle, we make both cash offers and sell on commission and we would be more than happy to discuss the sale of your vehicle with you. 

 

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Berrybrook
Dawlish Road
Exminster
Exeter EX6 8DN

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