World’s oldest car sells for an startling $4.6 million

The world's oldest running motorized vehicle, an 1884 De Dion Bouton ET Trepardoux, exceed all expectations while it sold for $4.6 million on Friday. 

De Dion Bouton ET Trepardoux

The vehicle was auctioned at RM Auctions Hershey deal on Friday. The vapor powered De Dion almost doubled its presale estimate was $2-$2.5 million. 

The bidding started at $500,000 and moved quickly to $4.2 million where the car was strike sold ($4.62 million with buyer's premium). 

The buyer of the De Dion is only the fifth person to have owned this oldest car in 127 years.

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