Birth of the first conventional platform truck (pick up truck) with the engine located over the front axle.
Three speeds and reverse, water-cooled, 5 HP – 2 cylinder gas engine and rear shoe brake. Used mainly for delivering beer from Germany to London.
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THE WORLD’S FIRST TRUCK
Gottlieb Damiler built the world’s first truck in 1896. The two cylinder, four horse power engine was designed to run on gas, coal gas and lamp fuel. Its first job was delivering beer kegs to taverns in England. This overly enhanced replica is available to museums and private collectors alike. Call for pricing.
Watch as Bill Eggers and the 1896 Daimler Truck Replica goes to Mecum Auctions at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg on July 30, 2015. Clip courtesy of NBCSN.
Overly enhanced custom replication of the 1896 Daimler Truck.
This is the photo of the original truck.
To see the 1896 Daimler Truck in action, enjoy the video below.