The first experimental self-propelled vehicle was built in 1769 for the French Army …

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot  was a French inventor who experimented with working models of steam-engine-powered vehicles for the French Army, intended for

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No, the Model T wasn’t the first self-propelled vehicle (not by a long shot), nor even was the 1895 curved-dash Olds. That honor belongs to a steam-powered wagon built in 1769 (you read that right!) by French engineer Joseph Cugnot. 

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