The 1886 Benz, in the possession of Geedee Car Musuem, left here at 4.30 PM and is expected to reach Chennai around 10.30 PM on Friday, covering the nearly 500 KM distance in 30 hours, Museum Managing Director G D Gopal said.

The heritage motor drive would be the longest distance by this car in single stretch, he claimed.

The museum started the design of the vehicle in 2012 and the car was ready by 2013 and has successfully covered 165 Kms non-stop to Salem in nine hours, he said.

Achin Fabig, Consul General of Germany, Chennai, will receive the car in Chennai.