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NO! the model t was the first production car not the first automobile
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the first car was built in 1769

In 1769, the very first self-propelled road vehicle was a military tractor invented by French engineer and mechanic, Nicolas Joseph Cugnot (1725 - 1804). Cugnot used a steam engine to power his vehicle, built under his instructions at the Paris Arsenal by mechanic Brezin. It was used by the French Army to haul artillery at a whopping speed of 2 1/2 mph on only three wheels. The vehicle had to stop every ten to fifteen minutes to build up steam power. The steam engine and boiler were separate from the rest of the vehicle and placed in the front (see engraving above). The following year (1770), Cugnot built a steam-powered tricycle that carried four passengers.
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First?

I have understood that Peugeot was the first automobile on the road anywhere. But, it depends on how you define "automobile."
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The automobile as we know it today is a product of Karl Benz.

Of course there were early attempts by various other "scientists or inventors" to produce some sort of machine to transport man on land. This includes the likes of Gottlieb Daimler.

In a sense, the development of the automobile was quite similar to that of the aircraft where so many attempts to "fly" were made by different individuals, but the ancestor of the modern aircraft was the flying machine invented by Orville and Wilbur Wright.

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I wanna know the first actually "car" that roade around people in it....the first car to actually hit the road and make a statement towards the future.
Quite simply that would be Karl Benz's car - the "Benz Patent Motorwagen". His wife took it for a spin and that trip is recorded as the first long distance trip by "automobile" ever!!!

She covered a distance of 62 miles.

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