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Franklin Mint - 1:8 Benz Motor Wagon 1886 - 24K Gold plated parts

Lot reference 16975617
Franklin Mint - 1:8 Benz Motor Wagon 1886 - 24K Gold plated parts

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In Excellent Condition

This is the car that started it all! Designed by Karl Benz, it was the first motor vehicle ever successfully powered by internal combustion. The car that began the legend of Mercedes-Benz. This car had a four-stroke single-cylinder engine which displaced 990ccs. The engine was mounted horizontally on the vehicle which in many ways was a unique blend of a horse carriage and three-wheeled bicycle.

This is a 1:8 scale precision-engineered die-cast model of The World's First Automobile, by Franklin Mint.

Handcrafted from over 100 parts, and authenticated by the Mercedes-Benz Museum, this richly detailed model features critical mechanical components that actually function. The flywheel, piston, drive belt, pulley and hand brake move. The wheels and crankshaft turn. The ignition contacts open and close. There's rack-and-pinion steering and a huge gyroscopic flywheel.

The expansion tank is copper-tinted and coated in 24-carat gold. The carburetor, fuel tank and fittings are also coated with 24-carat gold.

No box but has original tag and copy of the original car patent

Length: 30 cm.
Height: 20 cm
Width: 16 cm.

Wheels measure 14 cm

Will be extremely well packed and sent by insured and registered mail

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