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Origins: First cars of the world's most famous car makers – US edition

Autocar Logo By Richard Dredge of Autocar | Slide 1 of 65: But few have survived and here we take a look at how some of those survivors (plus a few that didn't make it) got started. Sometimes things are a lot more convoluted than you might think, with some companies claiming two (or even three) first cars… In our of our biggest stories of 2019, join us for a journey into how your favorite car company got started:

Karl Benz built the first car in 1885, and since then many thousands of companies have sprung up trying to make a name for themselves.

But few have survived and here we take a look at how some of those survivors (plus a few that didn't make it) got started. Sometimes things are a lot more convoluted than you might think, with some companies claiming two (or even three) first cars… In our of our biggest stories of 2019, join us for a journey into how your favorite car company got started. Continue reading in the gallery above.

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