A fine full size replica of an 1885 Daimler Reitwagen,
Lot 324
A fine full size replica of an 1885 Daimler Reitwagen,
Sold for US$ 31,250 inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine full size replica of an 1885 Daimler Reitwagen,
This is an outstanding full size replica of the first gasoline powered motorcycle in the world, 1 of 5 produced, each motorcycle is numbered and comes complete with base and brass plaque.

Footnotes

  • In November 1885, Daimler created the first internal combustion motorcycle by installing a smaller version of his single, one-cylinder 'Otto-cycle' horizontal engine into a wooden frame with two outrigger wheels. His partner, Wilhelm Maybach, rode it for roughly two miles reaching speeds of 7 miles per hour. Gottlieb Diamler is also credited for the first automobile in 1886.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this is non-working engine model. The engine itself is in fact constructed of wood.
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