What are the Top ten oldest car makers in the world?

The first car ever built was a steam-powered car made by De Dion, Bouton & Tr�©pardoux of France in 1884 and is most commonly known as the La Marquise. It is fuelled by coal, wood and some paper and will need at least 30 to 40 minutes before it could build up enough steam for it to run and be driven at 38 miles per hour.

Oldsmobile manufactured their first car mass production in 1897, with Henry Ford building his company around 6 years later.

However, Oldsmobile is not currently in existence. It was phased out in 2004 and the last of its car is named Oldsmobile Alero.

So the first car manufacturer that is still in existence is Ford ------ Edit, it all depends on how you define can manufacturer and their activity. Peugeot was founded in 1810 but made coffee machines and other vehicles before turning to cars in 1889. The oldest pure car company is probably Mercedes. Daimler and Benz were both making cars in the early 1880s, but only merged to form the modern company in 1926. There are various other Euro car makers still exiting at were active before 1897, including Skoda 1895.

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Edit, it all depends on how you define car manufacturer and their activity. Peugeot was founded in 1810 but made coffee machines and other vehicles before turning to cars in 1889. The oldest pure car company is probably Mercedes. Daimler and Benz were both making cars in the early 1880s, but only merged to form the modern company in 1926. There are various other Euro car makers still existing that were active before 1897, including Skoda 1895.