Benz 8/20 PS Jagdwagen – 1914

Benz 8/20 PS Jagdwagen - 1914

Coachwork by Schebera

The world automobile industry grew a lot between the end of 19th century and the First World War. Each important firm depended on the races to introduce their name and products; each one had in production sports cars and touring or formal cars.

The Benz firm was one of these companies and, beside the 15-liter and 21-liter racing cars and the impressive 8-liter formal cars, produced, just before the First World War, the 8 /20PS, a reliable touring car.

The car shown in the museum has an interesting story because it was ordered by an Indian Maharaja with this unusual and unique bodywork which joins the hand-worked nickel-brass bonnet, radiator and headlights to the Vienna straw details which decorate the mahogany side panels of the body, part of the interior and the large external luggage rack.

There was space for 6 people inside, thanks to the two … Read More

Mercedes E 36 AMG Break – 1995

Mercedes E 36 AMG Break - 1995

S124

Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
Bonhams
Estimated : € 55.000 – 75.000
Sold for € 54.050

Parijs – Paris
Frankrijk – France
February 2018

– One of only 171 built
– Seven seats
– Circa 58,500 km from new and ready to enjoy
– Automatic transmission
– Full Service history

‘For anyone wishing to give their Mercedes that extra personal touch, Mercedes-AMG GmbH has just the answers. The Daimler-Chrysler subsidiary offers the combined experience of Mercedes-Benz and AMG in the field of high-quality enhancements for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and puts the emphasis firmly on individuality when creating the customer’s dream Mercedes.’ – Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

AMG, which is now the official performance division of Mercedes-Benz, has a long history of producing high-performance derivatives of Mercedes’ standard production vehicles, and these improved versions enjoy an enthusiastic following world-wide, with prominent figures of the motorsport, entertainment, sport and business … Read More

Mercedes 300 Cabriolet D – 1953

Mercedes 300 Cabriolet D - 1953

W186

‘A Continental test on a (Mercedes-Benz 300) production model recently made available by the manufacturers shows that the car now challenges the best produced anywhere in the world today. There are still very few saloon cars which are capable of a mean speed of over 100mph, but to obtain this result on a five/six-seater saloon car with generous room for passengers and luggage, using an engine of three-litre capacity said to deliver only 114 bhp, is a notable achievement.’ – The Autocar magazine, May 1952.

Introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1951, the Mercedes-Benz 300 owed the design of its independently suspended oval-tube chassis to the 170S of 1949 and would later on provide the mechanical basis for the incomparable 300 SL sports car. Additional refinements appropriate for the company’s top-of-the-range luxury saloon included an improved steering mechanism and remote electrical control of the rear suspension ride height. … Read More