1898: The first car ads

“The Winton Motor Carriage Company was one of the first American companies to sell a motor car. On March 24, 1898 Robert Allison of Port Carbon, Pennsylvania became the first person to buy a Winton automobile after seeing the first automobile advertisement in Scientific American.”

- Wikipedia

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  1. Robert

    Depending on which inflation calc you use, that $1,000 in 1898 equals $23-25,000 today. Not bad for a hand-built luxury vehicle with a leather roof :)


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