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Mercedes-Benz Simplex 1908

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1908 Mercedes Simplex 6 litre Rennwagen

Simplex Engine number: 2770

This car is a reconstruction of the mythical racing car Mercedes N°35 that wan the Grand Prix de Dieppe in 1908 in the hands of Christian Lauthenschlager.
The three racing cars Mercedes Grand Prix 1908 (N°35, N°19, N°2) that were produced have been destroyed. No genuine original Grand Prix model remains today.
Rebuilding this beautiful car took thousands of hours of work and considerable investment in order to achieve the most accurate reconstruction of the original model.  The engine which is a 6 liter Mercedes Simplex motor.
A massive amount of work was accomplished to bring it to the standard we see today: mechanical overhaul, gear box/output shaft, bearings, spring leaves, steering bar, all accessories and pressure gauges, ignition with period magneto, woodwork, and the wood wheels, particularly well made by the best wheelwright in France.
This car is especially pleasant to drive because of a more remarkably light & flexible steering than usually found in cars before 1914, and its engine which is powerful & torque laden at low speeds.
The car has a typical racing car look of those glorious times before 1914.Transmission by dual chains.6 l engine rebuilt to as new with oil pump.12 volt battery starter for easy starting.4 speed gearbox and reverse gear.Almost new tires.

Be sure to click the you tube vidoe link on our site to se it in action.

1908 Mercedes-Benz Simplex is listed for sale on ClassicDigest in Essex by Prestige House for Not priced.


Car Facts

Car type : Car Make : Mercedes-Benz Model : Simplex Engine size : 0.0 Model Year : 1908 Sub type : Race/Rally Car Location : Essex Vehicle Registration : Undefined

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Vintage & Prestige

Prestige House
+44(0)1375 379719, +44(0)7967 260673
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About Mercedes-Benz
In 1886 Karl Benz built Benz Patent Motorwagen widely regarded as the first automobile. Little did he know this was to be the beginning of the world's most renown premium car manufacturer. -Mind you the venture was financed by his wife Bertha Benz.

Not too far Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft founded by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, started marketing their car in 1901 using now famous name:  Mercedes (Spanish for godsend), which was chosen after their distributor Emil Jellinek's daughter.

To make a long story short, Daimler merged in 1926 with Benz & Cie., becoming Daimler-Benz and adopting Mercedes-Benz as its automobile trademark

Although deemed by some conservative the truth is actually quite the opposite, Daimler-Benz history is filled with 'firsts': Honeycomb radiator, float carburetor,   four wheel brakes 1924, (although Duesenburg Model A was reported to be sporting them as early as 1922), first diesel powered passenger car in 1936, the Mercedes-Benz 260 D,  first direct fuel injection in the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (well not really as tiny 2-stroke Gutbrod actually had the first direct fuel injection) )  front and rear crumple zones ie. safety cell by Béla Barényi patented in 1951 and introduced in “Ponton”-models , Anti-Lock Brake system (ABS) was first offered on the W116 450SEL 6.9, first production airbags...and the list goes on.

During its 100+ years Mercedes has produced more than a fair share of iconic cars; SSKL , 710 SSK Trossi Roadster, 770K Grosser, 540K Spezial Roadster, 300SL Gullwing, w100 600 Pullman, w111 280SE 3.5 Flachkühler, w113 230SL Pagoda, w109 300 SEL 6.3, w201 2.3-16 Cosworth to name just a few.

One should not forget the famous Silver Arrows (Silberpfeile) either: W 25, W 125, w154, w165, w196 all of which were more than capable of trashing their opponents on the track.