You’ve probably heard the expression that something is “the best thing since sliced bread” — and we admit, sliced bread is pretty great — but what if there were some cool classic cars that were the best thing before sliced bread? In fact, sliced bread wasn’t actually invented until 1928 (or at least sliced bread in mass-production facilities). That means there are plenty of cars that are actually older than sliced bread, some of which still exist in private collections today.
The 1907 Brown 40hp
For some people, it’s hard to imagine was cars must have been like a hundred years ago without imagine a horse being attached. The most impressive cars back then pale in comparison to the power we expect from cars today, like the 1907 Brown 40hp, which, as you could imagine from the name, wasn’t particularly fast.
Early Ford classics
Of course, there are the more well-known options like the early 1900s Ford Model Ts. Though it may not look like much, the comfortably padded seats and the spacious cabin was quite luxurious for its time. The American pick-up truck Ford F-150 might be the country’s most popular and best-selling vehicle of today, but back in 1907, the Model T was one of the most famous vehicles on the road.
Even some electric classics before the century
Electric cars have quickly gained popularity in the 21st century, but they are far from a new concept. In fact, before the turn of the 1900s, some cars were already fully electric, like those created by Bersey, which could be found in the 1890s. Thinking about having an electric vehicle before sliced bread was popular is incredible.
A forgotten name
Classic car enthusiasts remember the great motor vehicle company named Daimler, even if the name seems to have been forgotten by time. Once such a great company that the British monarchy deemed them fit to drive the royals around. It wasn’t unusual to see royals enjoying the properly named 1900 Daimler Royal, though it mostly exists in photographs and museums now.
It might be weird to imagine a time before sliced bread was popular, considering it was an innovation so unique that a phrase was coined from its invention. Before sliced bread, there were some incredible cars that were once the pinnacle of engineering and transportation in the world. However, your chances of seeing any of these classic cars on the road today are borderline non-existent.