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On this day: 09-25-1725

Groundbreaking auto engineer is born

Nicolas Joseph Cugnot, the French engineer who designed and built the world's first automobile, was born in Austrian Lorraine on this day. Cugnot arrived in Paris after the Seven Years War with the hope of tinkering with several inventions he had conceived during the war, including a steam-driven vehicle. After six years, Cugnot succeeded in building two steam-propelled tractors--which were actually huge and heavy tricycles. Although they may not have had power steering or cruise control, these massive tricycles are considered the world's first automobiles.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2012Fiat500 Sport9.60017.300Car & Driver
1976FiatX 1/914.00020.800
1974Fiat12812.30019.500
1974FiatX 1/911.00018.900
1972Fiat128 SL16.30020.000
1972FiatWagon19.10021.500
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
1971Fiat124 Coupe12.20018.600
1970Fiat850 Racer17.90021.000
1968FiatPBS 100011.70018.300
1968Fiat850 Spider20.00021.700
1968Fiat850 Idromatic25.50023.300