Johns Auto Parts

The De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout aka “La Marquise” will be auctioned off next week at the annual RM Hershey Auction. The 127-years-old car is expected to sell for somewhere between $2 million and $2.5 million next Friday. The La Marquise runs on steam, has four wheels, front-wheel steering, seats four, and was built by 2 toymakers in France. It has a top speed of about 38 miles-per-hour. There are older cars in the world but this car actually still runs, although you may need to wait a bit before driving off with it. To get the car going you need to start the boilers, pop in some coal or coke, and wait 45 minutes for the steam to build up pressure.  They are expecting several private collectors to bid on the vehicle for their collections, and possibly a few museums may show interest as well.
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