DRIVING AN 1886 MERCEDES BENZ

posted by Brian Ross - 

This peaked my interest today.  I'm not much of a car guy, but this vid shows just how far automobiles have come. Watch this demonstration of an 1886 Mercedes Benz.  You'll never complain about your old beater again.  

We have LAWN MOWERS today with more sophistication than this.  But back then it was considered a modern luxury.  You had to have plenty of leisure time just to START the thing.

FYI, this also demonstrates why we use the term 'glove compartment.'  You needed gloves to start, maintain, and handle early cars.  I hope you enjoyed this blast from the past.  ~Brian

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