The holiday season is here! It’s time for decorations, hot chocolate, and singing The Twelve Days of Christmas as loud as you can. In honor of this classic Christmas song, we’ve assembled The Twelve Facts of Automobiles:
- The first steam-powered human carrying automobile was built in 1769.
- The first production vehicle was created in 1885.
- The first moving assembly line mass-produced automobile was the Ford Model T.
- Packard was the first auto manufacturer to offer air conditioning.
- Enclosed cars made their debut in 1907.
- Margaret A. Wilcox invented the first car heater.
- There are over 1 billion automobiles in the world.
- It is estimated that 95% of a car’s life is spent in park.
- In 2018, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold at auction for $48,405,000.
- Clark Griswold drove a 1988 Ford Taurus wagon in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
- The first Hess Toy Truck was the 1964 Hess Tanker Trailer.
- The Guinness World Record for Highest Mileage Vehicle was set in 2014 by Irvin Gordon and his 1966 Volvo 1800S with 3,039,122 miles.
And a partridge in a pear tree!