The 1914 Vauxhall 25 hp ‘Prince Henry’ Sports Torpedo, often regarded as the world’s first true sports car, sold for £516,700 ($657,185) at a Bonhams auction in London on December 4. Capable of hitting 80 miles per hour when it was first made, the Prince Henry outclassed its competitors and stunned crowds with its speed and beauty upon its release. More than a century later, it’s a rarity, and only seven of the cars are left in the world, according to Rob Hubbard, a senior motor car specialist at Bonhams.
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