The very first cars of famous companies
The first cars are steam tricycles, like Peugeot's, delivery trucks, like Toyota's, or just assembled under license assemblies of cars, like BMW's. In general, see for yourself!
Honda T360 (1963) - the first production car Honda. The company was founded immediately after the war, but initially produced engines, components, motorcycles, bicycles, and in the early 60s decided to enter the automotive market. Over the next 4 years, more than 100, 000 T360 trucks were produced.
Peugeot Type 1 (1889) is Peugeot's first production model, a steam tricycle designed by Leon Serpollet. Body type - vis-a-vis, the first four cars were presented at the World Exhibition in Paris. The exact number of tricycles produced is unknown (most likely 64 cars), one instance has survived to this day. The only Peugeot steam model in history.
Ford Quadricycle (1896) . The first Henry Ford car, built by him even before the founding of the Ford Motor Company (it appeared six years later). In total, Ford built 3 ATVs for sale, and later, many years later, bought one of them back for the company’s museum. This copy is preserved to this day.
Toyota A1 (1935) - Toyota's first car. It was a prototype made in triplicate (not a single one was preserved) for presentation to the public. Based on the prototype, in 1936 the serial production of the Toyota AA sedan began.
The BMW 3 / 15s (1927) is BMW's first car. The company was founded in 1913 as Rapp Motorenwerke and until 1927 built exclusively aircraft engines and components. In 1927, BMW bought the Fahrzeugfabrik Eisenach company, which produced licensed British Austin Seven under the Dixi brand. Until 1929, the brand was preserved (Dixi 3 / 15s), but from 1929 to 1932 the model was already produced under the BMW brand. In total, almost 30, 000 cars of this model were produced.
Renault Type A (1898) is the first production Renault model developed by Louis Renault at the age of 21. It was produced from 1898 to 1903, a total of 290 copies were produced, the engine was a 1-strong De Dion-Bouton. Several copies have survived to this day.
Chevrolet Series C Classic Six (1913) - the first production Chevrolet. A large and expensive car, a powerful 40-horsepower engine, to some extent the "toy" of the creator of the company Louis Chevrolet. After his quick departure from the company, Chevrolet switched to more massive cars. About 5, 000 Classic Sixs were made, 2 copies have survived to this day.
Opel Patentmotorwagen System Lutzmann (1899) - the first production "Opel". From 1899 to 1902, 65 units were built with a 1.5-horsepower engine, after which production was stopped due to an outdated system and poor sales. The subsequent Opel 9 PS was already a modern car.
Hyundai Pony (1975) - Hyundai's first car and the first South Korean car in general. The company was founded back in 1947, but was engaged in construction, heavy industry and so on, and only 30 years later “matured” for the automotive industry. Pony was developed by a group of engineers following the example of the best European cars of those years
NAZ-AA (1932) - the first car of the Gorky Automobile Plant (then it was called Nizhny Novgorod, and therefore NAZ). Designed on the model of the American Ford Model AA, then repeatedly modified. "Lorry", as they called GAZ-AA in the people, became the most massive Soviet car of the first half of the XX century.