1922 Heine Velox V12

The United States

Heine was a businessman for selling pianos but he always had a dream about the automobile. He invested the great fortune he earned from the piano business to rebuild a steel plant into a car factory. Heine Velox V12, the luxury sedan was a masterpiece from this factory in 1920s. Only 5 cars of this model were produced with the price tag of 25,000 dollars, which was twice the cost of a top Rolls Royce at that time. Heine Velox V12 was considered the first car in US automotive history to use the 4 wheel-hydraulic-braking system.