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Panhard Dyna X

The Panhard company, which is based in Paris, France, was one of the very first automobile manufacturers in the world, and they remain in business today. (Though these days they are focused on the production of vehicles intended for use in military applications.) Panhard was founded in 1887, and it was originally a partnership between René Panhard and Émile Levassor. They were able to debut their initial model in 1890, and they are widely considered to have pioneered the transmission as we now know it, which first appeared in the 1895 Panhard. A Panhard driven by Émile Levassor took home the top two spots in the first automobile race in history, the Paris to Bordeaux to Paris event that was held in 1895. He covered the distance of about 732 miles in just under 49 hours. https://www.google.com/images/cleardot.gif