Perhaps the most unpractical of automobiles to an everyday driver in today's society, collectors were willing to cough up some big bucks for the chance to own the world's oldest running automobile. The highly sought after collectible car is a 1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trapardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout. While that's a pretty long name, what's even longer are the stacks that the winning bidder dropped at RM Auctions' event in Hershey, Pennsylvania to take it home. The 127-year-old whip went for a whopping $4.62 million dollars, which is more that the price of two Bugatti Veyrons. The De Dion is one of six of its kind and had been in the possession of the same family for 81 years. The car, which was sold last night, was the lone contestant in the worlds first auto race where it clocked an average speed of 16mph over a 20 mile distance. 

[Via AutoBlog]