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$4.6 Million might seem like a lot for a vehicle, but as CNN reports, last week, the world’s oldest running car was sold at a Hershey, PA auction for just that! RM Auctions, the company that auctioned the car, had predicted that the car would sell for about half that amount. The $4.6 Million bid represents the highest price ever paid for an early automobile at auction. It had been last sold in 2007 for around $3.5 million at a Pebble Beach, CA auction.
The steam-powered car was built in France in 1884, two years before Daimler and Benz independently built their first experimental gasoline-powered cars and 12 years before Henry Ford finished his first garage-built car.
The De Dion-Bouton et Trepardoux, fueled by coal, wood and bits of paper, was nicknamed “La Marquise” and was originally built for the French Count De Dion, one of the company’s founders. It still runs today and takes about half an hour to work up enough steam to drive. Its top speed is 38 miles per hour — not exactly a race car, but amazing for its time.
While auto glass tinting has been around for years, its popularity has increased in recent years as people focus on saving energy and keeping their cars longer.
While reasons for having your auto or RV windows tinted vary, here are some of the most common:
Comfort – Auto glass tinting substantially reduces the amount of heat penetrating into your car keeping the seats and steering wheel cooler.
Energy Savings – Because tinted windows reduce the amount of heat entering your car, your need for air conditioning is greatly reduced.
Fading – Tinted windows can reduce up to 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays protecting your dash, upholstery and interior appointments from fading.
Sunscreen – Similarly, you and your passengers are protected from the sun’s damaging UV rays preventing sunburn and other sun-related conditions.
Glare – Sunlight, snow, water, etc., create dangerous glare for drivers. Tinted windows reduce that glare substantially making driving safer and protecting your eyes.
Safety – Shattering glass is dangerous. If your car is in an accident, the window film prevents shattered glass injuring you or your passengers.
Security – Even lightly-colored tinted windows provide protection for your car’s interior and belongings inside your car.
Appearance – Finally, tinted windows not only enhance the appearance of your auto, but they also enhance other appointments on your car such as wheels, paint, etc.
Convenience – Auto glass tinting usually takes two hours or less, so there little disruption to your schedule.
Midwest Glass Tinters is Chicagoland’s oldest and most respected auto glass tinting company, and our new location in Deer Park, Illinois is conveniently located to serve your needs.
Call for a quote and appointment – (847) 438-1133.