The car industry is moving forward daily and although we are not totally rid of internal combustion power, we are light years ahead of where it all started. There have been many leaps forward in car design and production and each time, the success can be brought back to a single contributing factor. Here are some of the cars that changed the face of the motor industry and pushed it onward towards not only what it is today, but what it shall be tomorrow.

1st car ever designed

The Benz Patent-Motorwagen, built in 1885, is widely regarded as the first automobile or a vehicle designed to be propelled by an internal combustion engine. The original cost of the vehicle in 1885 was $1,000 equivalent to $26,248 today. The vehicle was awarded the German patent, number 37435, for which Karl Benz applied for and obtained in 1886.