Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Classic Mercedes-Benz: Supercharged!

Mercedes-Benz 770 "Grand Mercedes", 1938-1942. When this imposing car was introduced at the Berlin Motor Show in 1938, there was no need to worry about its image – this had already been built by its predecessor. The technical highlights of this car, newly developed from the ground up, included an oval tubular frame, independent wheel suspension with coil springs at the front, a De Dion axle at the rear and a newly developed five-speed synchronized transmission. The car was powered by a [...
Mercedes-Benz 500 K “Autobahn Courier” (W 29). Built in the special vehicle production unit of the Sindelfingen plant, this vehicle made its debut in 1934 at the International Motor and Motorcycle Show in Berlin, as the first variant of the new 500 K model. Its aerodynamically designed body, with gently dropping rear end, marked the starting point for the development of further powerful luxury cars with streamlined bodies. The culmination of this development work came in the form of the 540 K [...]







Mercedes-Benz 500 K sports sedan, 1935







Mercedes-Benz Model 500 K (W 29 series, 1934 to 1936) in the Luxury Roadster version, year of manufacture 1936



Sporty luxury car: Mercedes-Benz 500 K "Spezial-Roadster", displayed at the 1936 International Motor Show in Berlin.







Targa Florio, Sicily, April 2, 1922. A supercharged model was used for the first time in this race: the Mercedes 6/40/65 hp (4 cylinders, series cars up to 1.5 liters with supercharger). The photograph shows the driver Paul Scheef and navigator Jakob Krauss, who took third place.



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