1893 BENZ VICTORIA
Engine: rear, 1 flat cylinder
Capacity: 2123 cc
Max power output: 5 bhp at 400 rpm
Weight: 570 kg
Karl Benz, together with Gottlieb Daimler, is regarded as the father of the motor car. After spending some years in the elaboration of single-cylinder petrol gas engines for tricycles, he moved over to four-wheelers in 1893. The Victoria, his first model, was built (with slight modifications) until 1898. This example has a break-type body with four face-to-face seats, and bears the number 57.