118 years ago, a magazine sold the first car you had to build yourself


Humans have been figuring stuff out on our own since the first time that one frustrated dude said to another, “I think there’s a better way.” Although it’s impossible to identify that first “do it yourself” project, we can say with some certainty that the 1900 English Mechanic 3HP Two Seater was the first “build it yourself” vehicle available to average Joes like you and me—or more accurately, our great grandparents.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/10/19/magazine-sold-first-car-1900-english-mechanic