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A Stunning Full-Size 1896 Daimler Truck Replica!

This is a stunning, full-size replica of the world’s first truck, the 1896 Daimler. It had a two cylinder engine, leaf springs in the front and coil in the rear.

source/image(PrtSc): William Eggers Motorcycles

Handcrafted by Wild Bill Eggers, one of the country’s leading craftsmen, this working replica was originally used to deliver beer kegs.

Gottlieb Daimler’s first truck carried a payload of 1.5 tonnes and was powered by a 4 hp 2-cylinder Phoenix engine. However, it would be some time before this motorized carriage succeeded in ousting its horse-drawn counterpart.

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When in 1896 the very first Daimler motor truck was delivered to London and the “motorized goods vehicle” rolled along the streets of Paris, they no doubt caused quite a stir. The motorized transportation of goods was intended to improve everyone’s standard of living – and it has done just that.