BENZ mod. Victoria

Presented by Ospedale Ricovero Romani, Nomi (Trento)

(Deutschland 1893)

Karl Benz, together with Gottlieb Daimler, is regarded as the father of the motor car. After spending some years in the elaboration of single-cylinder petrol gas engines for tricycles, he moved over to four-wheelers in 1893. The Victoria, his first model, was built (with slight modifications) until 1898. This example has a break-type body with four face-to-face seats, and bears the number 57.

 

 

 

Engine: rear, 1 flat cylinder
Capacity: 2123 cc
Max power output: 5 bhp at 400 rpm
Weight: 570 kg
Two-speed gearbox  
Chain drive