Automotive Fun Facts

  • The world’s cheapest car is the Tata Nano.  It sells for $1,800.
  • The world’s most expensive car is the Bugatti Veyron and it sells for $1,600,000.
  • Ford’s Model T is the most popular car of all time.  It was manufactured from 1908 until 1927.
  • In 1916, 55% of the cars in the world were Model T Fords and that record still stands today!
  • The automobile is the most recycled consumer product in the world.
  • In 1923 women were responsible for 173 new inventions for cars and these included the carburetor and an electric engine starter.
  • The average vehicle will have three owners in its lifetime.
  • The first car radio was invented in 1929.
  • Three out of four automotive transactions in the U.S.A. involve used vehicles.
  • Texas has more used vehicles than any other state.
  • The world’s longest traffic jam occurred in 1980 between Paris and Lyon and was 110 miles long!
  • The first auto insurance policy was sold in 1897 in Massachusetts.
  • Mary Anderson invented windshield wipers in 1905.
  • The first speeding ticket was issued in 1902.
  • 135 million cars travel the nation’s roads and interstates every day.
  • A deploying airbag moves at up to 4500 mph within the first second.
  • Mr. Allen Swift of Springfield, Massachusetts drove his 1928 Rolls Royce for 82 years!
  • The world’s record for how many people can cram into a Smart car is 19.

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