The design of the car is exquisite: black wooden cabins, yellow wooden wheels, copper headlights. There are two rows of seats in the cabin, with a driver seat in the front and two passenger seats in the rear. Above the carriage, there is a canopy supported by four columns, surrounded by yellow silk spikes. The lower part of the passenger seat is equipped with an engine, and the car can travel at a maximum speed of 19 kilometers per hour.
Queen Mother Xi Cixi s 66-year-old birthday. Officials from all over the world have gone to great lengths to pay tribute, and all kinds of treasures have been sent to the Forbidden City. Among the many treasures, the favorite gift of the Empress Dowager Cixi is that Yuan Shikai spent 10 thousand silver and imported a foreign car from the United States named Tulia. The Empress Dowager Cixi naturally became the owner of the first car in China. She did not use a horse-drawn cart, did not eat grass, and ran faster than a horse-drawn carriage. This makes it very strange for the Empress Dowager Cixi, who sits in this car every day in Beijing.
At that time, there was no one in China who could drive a car, but the Empress Dowager Cixi thought about a car addiction and ordered to recruit drivers. Finally, a man named Sun Fuling was selected successfully. He once drove a carriage for the royal aristocracy. He was alert and would come.
The Empress Dowager Cixi was very pleased, so he selected him and asked him to learn to drive. After Sun Fuling learned to drive, Queen Mother Cixi took a ride in the palace. The Empress Dowager Cixi, who has a car, admires the driver very much, which is much more than the horseman she has seen before. One day, the Empress Dowager Cixi took a ride in the car, and when she was happy, she rewarded the driver with a good wine, and ordered her to drink it in one breath. At that time, there were no traffic restrictions, and drunk driving was not banned. The driver drunk a jar of wine and continued to drive on the road. Unexpectedly, a passing eunuch was hit and killed. After the murder case , the officials of the Qing Dynasty began to have something to say again. I felt that the car was unlucky. How could the driver sit on an equal footing with the Empress Dowager Cixi, so the Empress Dowager Cixi ordered people to remove the driver s seat and let the driver kneel. Driving.
One day, the Empress Dowager Cixi felt that the car was driving very slowly and asked Sun Fuling what was going on. Sun Fuling didn t dare to say that it was because he was driving on his knees and couldn t step on the brakes . He drove so slowly for safety. He had to make up a lie saying that the car was a bit buggy and couldn t drive fast. Later, because Sun Fuling didn t step on the brakes in time, he almost had a car accident on the road. This scared the Princes and Ministers, and they all asked the Queen Mother to stop taking the car. Under the persuasion of the ministers, the Empress Dowager Cixi was helplessly disembarked from the car, and another sixteen lifted the sedan.
Later, the Empress Dowager Cixi gradually lost interest in taking a car, and this car was also idled in the Summer Palace. Sun Fuling, a driver driving on his knees, escaped Beijing with a mouth because he was afraid he would have trouble in the future.
The Mercedes-Benz car that Queen Mother Xi Cixi sat on is preserved by history. This car is now a cultural relic in the Summer Palace Museum and is stored in the Summer Palace.