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Re: The Supercharged Cars Of Mercedes-Benz
« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2008, 01:43:20 AM »
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 supercharged eight-cylinder engine which developed 230 hp.


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« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2008, 01:44:16 AM »
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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« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2008, 01:45:25 AM »
26/170/225 hp Mercedes-Benz S racing and touring sports car, 1927.

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« Reply #43 on: August 20, 2008, 01:46:18 AM »
Ralph de Palma at the wheel of his 26/120/180 hp Mercedes-Benz S, the car with which he won two races on the racetrack in Atlantic City, New Jersey/USA, on May 30, 1928.



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« Reply #44 on: August 20, 2008, 01:47:06 AM »
From the road onto the race track accompanied by the compressor's howl: Manfred von Brauchitsch drove the best touring car time in the Gaisberg Race in 1929 in his Mercedes-Benz SS.


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« Reply #45 on: August 20, 2008, 01:47:53 AM »
Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz SSK in 1930.

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« Reply #46 on: August 20, 2008, 01:48:34 AM »
The power and the glory: The Mercedes-Benz SSK and SSKL could always be counted on to win races. Racing drivers like Rudolf Caracciola won their first big victories in them.

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« Reply #47 on: August 20, 2008, 01:49:17 AM »
The look of a winner: Rudolf Caracciola and the SSK taking victory in the sports car contest during the Klausen Race in 1930.


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« Reply #48 on: August 20, 2008, 01:50:05 AM »
The supercharged silver arrows dominated the racing scene before the War - Rudolf Caracciola winning the Swiss Grand Prix in the W 125 in 1937.


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« Reply #49 on: August 20, 2008, 01:50:51 AM »
Mercedes-Benz racing car W 25 at the International Eifel race on the Nürburgring, 1934

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« Reply #50 on: August 20, 2008, 01:51:32 AM »
Celebrity cult: British actress Lilian Harvey and her German colleague Willi Fritsch in a Mercedes-Benz S during a break while shooting a film in Africa.


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« Reply #51 on: August 20, 2008, 01:52:26 AM »
Celebrity cult: Richard Tauber, star tenor of the 1920s and 1930s, liked to be photographed with his 15/70/100 hp Mercedes.

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« Reply #52 on: August 20, 2008, 01:53:24 AM »
Car lover: British actress Lilian Harvey doted on her Mercedes-Benz SS.


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Re: The Supercharged Cars Of Mercedes-Benz
« Reply #53 on: September 18, 2008, 07:58:30 AM »
Not specifically to this topic but related:
I have two copies of the Jan Melin book on the supercharged mercedes vol 1. They are in like new condition. I would love to trade one for the vol.2 or sell one of them. Contact me off site if you are interested. Volker