A 1992 stamp from Spanish Andorra, SG 230. The main car shown is the Benz Velo - according to Wikipedia, regarded as the first standardised car. The first ones had a 1 litre 3.5 hp engine, and later ones a 3.5 hp engine giving a top speed of 13 mph (19 km/h). About 200 were built in 1894 and 1895. The car was soon widely imitated.
From 1886 to 1893 Benz produced the first commercially available motorcar, which was the three-wheeled Patent-Motorwagen. The Velo superseded it.
My third stamp from the 1970 Hungarian set features a 1902 Cudell. Cudell - a German firm - made cars from 1898 to 1908. Until 1904 they were manufacturing under licence from the French firm De Dion-Bouton. Cudell ceased making cars in 1908, concentrating on marine engines.
Hungary issued another set of car stamps in 1986, to mark the centenary of the motor-car. Each stamp shows one older and one modern car. Here, for aficionados of racing cars, is SG 3701 with Ferraris of 1961 and 1985.
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