Siegfried Marcus petrol motor car, 1875.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Siegfried Marcus petrol motor car, 1875.

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Description

Scale model. In 1875, the Austrian engineer Siegfried Marcus (1831-1898) made this petrol-driven motor car. The oak framed car was very compact, storing the petrol behind the driver's seat, and the internal combustion engine between the rear wheels. With a top speed of 6 km/h (4 mph), the car worked well. Unfortunately, Marcus did not realise the commercial potential of his invention. It was another 11 years before Karl Benz produced the first commercial motor car.
 

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10221395
 

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