1894 | Benz Patent-Motorwagen Velo
The ideal steed, London to Brighton Veteran run
Vehicle detailsVehicle data
Make Benz Model Patent-Motorcar Model name Patent-Motorwagen Velo Year of manufacture 1894 Condition category Restored Body style Convertible Body detail Voiturette Power (kw/hp) 1/2 Cubic capacity (ccm) 1,045 Cylinders 1 Doors 0 Steering Centered Transmission Manual Gears 2 Drive Rear Front Brake Drum Rear Brake Drum Fuel Petrol Exterior colour Black Interior colour Black Interior material Leather
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. Benz created his motorcars for a public that was familiar with horse-drawn road vehicles and the 1894 Sales Catalogue for the Patent-Motor-Wagon “Benz” enticed custom with the slogan: Ersatz für Pferde – a substitute for the horse.
VCC passport and past entrant to the Centenary London to Brighton Veteran run. Owned in the UK subsequently exported to the Netherlands in 1996. We hope to receive a copy of the Original UK log book.
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.
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Condition & Registration
MOT Historic license plate Registered Ready to drive Vehicle-ID: 295209
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