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The First Cars

Updated on March 18, 2017
The Cugnot Steam Trolley
The Cugnot Steam Trolley | Source
The first production ran car with a internal combustion engine.
The first production ran car with a internal combustion engine. | Source
The first gas powered vehicle.
The first gas powered vehicle. | Source
The first mass produced car in 1901 The Oldsmobile Curved Dash
The first mass produced car in 1901 The Oldsmobile Curved Dash | Source
The Peugeot type 19 1899
The Peugeot type 19 1899 | Source
The Bugatti Type 13
The Bugatti Type 13 | Source
The Ausitn 7
The Ausitn 7 | Source
The Lancia Lambda
The Lancia Lambda | Source
Ford Model A
Ford Model A
Volkswagon Bettle Version 1
Volkswagon Bettle Version 1 | Source
1930 Caddilac V-16
1930 Caddilac V-16 | Source
1928 Morris Minor
1928 Morris Minor | Source
1964 Ford Mustang
1964 Ford Mustang | Source
Smart Car 1st Generation
Smart Car 1st Generation | Source

The auto-mobile is probably the best and worst invention created. Most people would rather jump in a gas hog and gun it down the highway. There are still some people out there who would rather ride a horse and buggy like the good old days. Here is a list of some of the make and models that started out and to current upgraded models.

  • The first cars were actually steam powered not gas. The first car ever made was the Cugnot Steam Trolley in 1672 created by Ferdinand Verbiest. It was to small to carry a person but it still worked.
  • The first working Cugnot Steam Trolley big enough to carry a person was 1769 By Jonathan Holguinisburg
  • Oliver Evans was the first to receive a patent in the US 1789 but did not create it until 1805. This was the creation of the first amphibious vehicle that could drive on land and paddle in water.
  • Robert Anderson invented the first electric carriage 1832
  • Thomas Davenport created the first US electric motor in 1834.
  • In 1870 the first gas powered car made by Siegfried Marcus
  • Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach created the first vehicle from scratch made into a car instead of a carriage like all the rest in 1889.
  • The first Peugeot automobile byLéon Serpollet was produced in 1889.
  • Oldsmobile created the first mass produced gas powered vehicle in America in 1901-1907. Miscredited a lot by Fords invention this was first before Ford.
  • The Ford company was founded by Henry Ford in 1903. He created the Ford Model A car in 1903 -1903 then from 1927 to 1931. The Ford Model T was created in 1908. And also President Franklin D. Roosevelt banned the production of civilian automobiles during WWII.
  • The General Motor Company was founded on September 16, 1908. About 650,000 M3 and M3A1 Submachine Guns were manufactured by GM's Guide Lamp Division during World War 2.
  • In 1910 the Vauxhall company started making carriage vehicles the. The company Vauxhall was created in created in 1857 as an pump and marine engine manufacturer. But then in 1925 General Motors acquired it.
  • In 1910 Mazda was created in Japan but it was originally named The Toya Cork Kogyo Company. Toya Cork Kogyo created the Type 99 Riffle for World War II.
  • Chevrolet was created in 1918 through GM(general motors). They had many types of vehicles and still do currently.
  • 1919-1920 there was a vehicle called the Bugatti Type 13. It was a racing type vehicle, there were also more types.
  • The Austin 7 - From 1922 to 1939 many companies copied this car. This was the first BMW car
  • Lancia was founded in 1906 the first car was the Alfa 12 HP it was produced in 1908. Then in 1950 to 1958 it produced the Lancia Aurelia
  • 1922 to 1931 was the Lancia Lambda this car was very advanced for its time. There were nine series made.
  • The Chrysler Company was founded by Walter Chrysler on June 6, 1925
  • The Jaguar company was founded in 1922 it was originally just side cars for motorcycles. The it started producing MANY types of cars.
  • The Ford model A was produced in 1927 to 1931.
  • In 1930 the Cadillac V16 was produced and in 1940 it stopped production and it made approximately 4076 cars during its production.
  • From 1932 to 1936 the Alvis Speed 20 a Brittash touring car was produced
  • 1934 to 1957 the Citroen Traction Avant car was produced.
  • 1936 to 1955 the MG T Type was produced.
  • The Volkswagon Beetle or Bug was produced 1938 to 2003. It had many different styles from all over the world in different countries.
  • In 1936 the Rolls-Royce Phantom III was produced for three years and had a V-8 engine.
  • From 1948 to 1971 the Morris Minor was produced. It had three differerent series. Series 1, Series 2 and Series 1000.
  • From 1959 to 2000 the British Motor Corporaion created and produced the Mini. One of the most famous cars created and produced. It had many series: Mark 1 Mini - 1959 to 1967, Mark 2 Mini - 1967 to 1973. The Mini had different variations such as the Wolseley Hornet and Riley Elf from 1961 to 1969. Morris Mini Traveller and Austin Mini Countryman from 1961 to 1969. Mini Van from 1960 1982, the Mini Moke from 1964 to 1989. The Mini Pickup from 1961 to 1982, and the Morris Mini K from 1969 to 1971 but this one was only in Australia. The Mini Cooper from 1961 to 2000 was produced.
  • In 1964 the famous Ford Mustang was created. It had many different generations of cars through out the years of its creation. First generation from 1964 to 1973, second generation from 1974 to 1978, third generation from 1979 to 1993, fourth generation from 1994 to 2004 and the fifth gereration from 2005 to now.
  • The Nissan company was founded in Japan in 1934. Then the company started making it own vehicles and motors. Then created the Datsun 24 oz in 1969. Nissan had many styles of cars such as Datsun 26 oz, the Datsun 28 oz. Nissan started as early as 1914 but with a different name.
  • Tata Motors was established in 1950 as a locomotive manufacturing unit but then in 1998 it started creating the Tata Indica.

Cars have come a long way with the example of a new creation of the Smart car.


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    • angeladale2 profile image

      Angela Dale 4 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      I meant a horse for hours lol will fix

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      Tyreke Johnson 5 years ago

      is hummers is still made,if not why.

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      Tyreke Johnson 5 years ago

      What were you talking about when they rather ride a hours than auto

      mobil,and what is the a new car in2013

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      AnUtterTravisty 5 years ago

      Informative, i do enjoy a nice little history lesson here and there, thank you.

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      Emmanuel Kariuki 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Nice collection of cars and information, angeladale2.

      I find the cars before 1950 had character and personality. Modern cars tend to be like simese twins or just car clones. Perhaps the volkswagen was the 'last of the cars with a personality.'

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      CASE1WORKER 6 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      Wow I didnt realise that the early cars were so early! Great hub, voted up