Benz 3 wheeled motor car, sent in 1888 by Karl Benz from Mannheim to Emile Roger in Paris in "kit" form and where it was assembled and by Roger in 1888. It is reputed to be the oldest petrol-engined car in the UK and the fifth oldest commercially produced car in the world.
Benz 3 wheeled motor car, sent in 1888 by Karl Benz from Mannheim to Emile Roger in Paris in "kit" form where it was assembled by Roger in 1888. It is reputed to be the oldest petrol-engined car in the UK and the fifth oldest commercially produced car in the world. In spring 1888, the engineer and designer Emile Roger in Paris was granted the sole agency rights for Benz vehicles and engines in France. Roger was not only a high-performing sales partner for Carl Benz, selling vehicles from Germany with great success; this step also marked the beginning of foreign sales for Benz. Roger was also the person responsible for assembling Benz cars under licence between 1888 and 1896. This particular car was assembled by Roger from a kit provided by Benz.
- Road Transport
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- copper (alloy), glass, hair, leather, leatherette, metal (ferrous), plastic (unidentified), rubber (unidentified), textile, textile covered electrical wiring, wax and wood (unidentified)
- furnishing and equipment
- vehicle - transportation
- land vehicle
- passenger vehicle
- Bath, E.B.
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