15 Most Groundbreaking Cars of All Time

1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen
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1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen

In 1886, Karl Benz patented the first-ever internal combustion motor vehicle. His vehicle had a single-cylinder four-stroke engine and could go up to about 10 miles per hour.

Benz sold about 25 vehicles before teaming up with his competitor, Gottlieb Daimler. Together, they designed a wooden three-wheeler with a single-cylinder brass engine that chuffed along like the second hand on a clock. Their company later took the name Mercedes-Benz for its cars.

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