Description

The ideal steed, London to Brighton Veteran run 1894 Benz Velo

The layout of Benz cars with their horizontal rear-mounted single-cylinder engines and primary drive by belts drew on established engineering workshop practice, but nevertheless from the very beginning the cars were designed as a complete entity and they owed, except in appearance, to carriage practices.
So successful was the basic design that before the turn of the century it was only changed in detail and over 2,300 Benzes of all models had been sold by the end of 1900.

VCC passport and past entrant to the Centenary London to Brighton Veteran run. Owned in the UK subsequently exported to the Netherlands in 1996. Original English registration plate.

After 30 years ownership the owner is ready for a new custodian to add memories and rallies to the cars history.

The Benz is in fantastic restored condition, with Dutch papers, Vintage Car Club dating passport, starting and maintenance documentation and previous restoration photos.

The car comes with detailed instructions on how to start it.

This car is being represented by Historic Competition Services in Antwerp, Belgium. We specialize in sourcing, selling, buying, maintaining and restoring some of the most important historic competition cars in Europe and the US. Join our newsletter list to view collector cars before they hit the open market.

Vehicle details

Vehicle data

Make
Benz
Model series
Patent-Motorcar
Model name
Patent-Motorwagen Velo
First registration date
Not provided
Year of manufacture
1894
Mileage (read)
Not provided
Chassis number
Not provided
Engine number
Not provided
Gearbox number
Not provided
Matching numbers
No
Previous owners
Not provided

Technical details

Body style
Convertible (Voiturette)
Power (kW/hp)
1/2
Cubic capacity (ccm)
1045
Cylinders
1
Doors
0
Steering
Centered
Gearbox
Manual
Gears
2
Transmission
Rear
Front brakes
Drum
Rear brakes
Drum
Fuel type
Petrol

Individual configuration

Exterior color
Black
Sun roof
No
Folding roof
No
Power Assisted Steering
No
Central locking
No
Electric windows
No
Interior color
Black
Interior material
Leather
Heated seats
No
Air conditioning
No
ABS
No
Airbag
No
Cruise control
No

Condition, registration & documentation

Condition category
Restored
Has Report
Not provided
MOT
Historical license plate
Registered
Ready to drive

Location

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Historic Competition Services

Kelly Dietrick

Sint-Jansveld 5

2160 Wommelgem

🇧🇪 Belgium

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