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-Benz 170V Cabriolet (W136 – 1936)

Mercedes-Benz 170V Cabriolet (W136 - 1936)

The Mercedes-Benz W136 was Mercedes-Benz’s line of four-cylinder automobiles from the mid-1930s into the 1950s. The car was first presented in public in February 1936, although by that time production had already been under way for a couple of months. Between 1936 and 1939, and again between 1947 and 1953 it was the manufacturer’s top selling automobile.

After the Second World War the W136 became the foundation on which the company rebuilt, because enough of the tooling had survived allied bombing or could be recreated.

1949 saw the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz 170S version of the W136. This model is in retrospect sometimes celebrated as the first S-Class Mercedes-Benz. It was a more luxurious, costlier and, when launched, slightly larger version of the mainstream model and the manufacturer made an effort to maximize the differentiation between the two. The Mercedes-Benz 170 Sb and 170 DS were even given a different … Read More

ROAD TESTING THE MERCEDES BENZ 220 SE SALOON 1961

ROAD TESTING THE MERCEDES BENZ 220 SE SALOON 1961

BY JOHN B. BALL – ILLUSTRATED BRISTOL NEWS.

THE NEW STYLED larger Mercedes 220 SE was first seen in this country at the 1959 Motor Show. It was, however, some time after this before we began to see this vehicle on the home market, and despite the fact that greater production has considerably cut down the waiting period, there is still a very great demand for this German de luxe car.

The 220 SE is the only production car in the world which offers fuel injection. To the uninformed, this really means that the carburettors are completely replaced by a fuel pump which injects petrol into the combustion chamber. The main advantage of this, of course, is that the injection timing is always perfect, and varies in relation to the speed of the engine. This not only gives perfectly smooth running, but also increases the brake horsepower of the engine, … Read More