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Grand Mercedes
« on: September 23, 2008, 10:38:31 PM »
"Grand Mercedes" Type 770 (W 07)

The next vehicle which Mercedes-Benz offered in a version with factory-integrated armour was the Type 770 "Grand Mercedes" which was launched in 1930. Notable characteristics of this model included rigid front and rear axles, which were attached to a ladder frame consisting of U-section‑profiles by means of semi-elliptical springs, as well as a 7.7-litre eight-cylinder in-line engine with an output of 150 hp (200 hp with a supercharger). Between March 1932 and January 1935, the Japanese imperial court took delivery of at least six "Grand Mercedes" models in Pullman limousine guise. At least one of them was armoured and has been in the Mercedes-Benz Museum collection since 1971.
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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 10:39:26 PM »
"Grand Mercedes" Type 770 (W 07)


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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 10:40:16 PM »
"Grand Mercedes" Type 770 (W 150)

An enhanced version of the "Grand Mercedes" with a sophisticated swing-axle suspension was presented in 1938. The perimeter frame of this model consisted of thin-section oval tubes which combined great rigidity with low weight. Independent double-wishbone front suspension and‑a rear De Dion axle represented additional improvements. The engine, the technical characteristics of which were largely based on the predecessor model, developed 230 hp with a supercharger.

The "Grand Mercedes" was officially available as a Pullman limousine, as Cabriolet D and Cabriolet F models and as an open touring car. A number of special armoured versions of each of these body variants were built. Furthermore, the state commissioned armoured four-door limousines between June 1943 and July 1944. Whereas the permissible gross vehicle weight of the standard cars was 4200 kg, this figure increased to as much as 5420 kg in the case of the armoured versions. However, the maximum speed of the latter was reduced from 170 km/h to 80 km/h in order to maintain the service life of the tyres.


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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 10:41:07 PM »
"Grand Mercedes" Type 770 (W 150)


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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 10:42:23 PM »
Type Nürburg 460, Type 500 (W08)

This was true of the very first Mercedes-Benz vehicle with factory-integrated special protection, the Nürburg 460 (W 08) of 1928 which has already been mentioned. Unfortunately, there are no longer any documents which describe the technical details of this first special-protection vehicle. All that is known, thanks to contemporary archive photographs, is that a Pullman limousine of this type built in 1931 was armoured with sliding steel plates which allowed the window areas to be shielded from the inside. The windscreen was protected by a folding steel plate with only a small observation slit provided for the driver to see through when it was in use. As for the passengers, a roof-mounted periscope allowed them to survey their surroundings when the protective plates were deployed. A Pullman limousine version of a Type 500 (W 08), a later variant of the Nürburg, is still in existence today. The doors and windows of this vehicle, which was delivered to Japan in 1937, are protected on the basis of the same principles which apply today.



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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 10:43:07 PM »
Type Nürburg 460, Type 500 (W08)


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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2008, 07:26:40 PM »
And here is the latest in the Mercedes Armored arsenal 80 years later, the 2008 S600 Guard Pullman.  Just happened to see this yesterday in a MB press release.
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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 09:20:31 PM »
Yes Mercedes have come a long way in terms of technology, but style is just no longer there.



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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2008, 07:06:05 AM »
Nurnberg


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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2008, 03:50:49 AM »
1940 W150  770k Tourenwagen

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« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2008, 03:53:04 AM »
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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2008, 11:46:03 PM »
Mercedes Benz Nürburg

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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2008, 11:46:59 PM »
Mercedes W 150 / 750


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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2008, 06:54:28 AM »
this is a photocard showing hitlers Mercedes Benz W150 770 on display in an american car dealers(1950)





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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2008, 12:50:17 AM »
W150 - 770


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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2008, 04:50:43 AM »
A 1930 Mercedes Benz Nürburg 460 Gläser Kabriolet F in the Automuseum Melle, Germany.



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« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2008, 04:02:34 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2008, 07:42:53 PM »
This custom mercedes was one of Hitlers favourite cars. It was captured in Laufen, Austria in 1945 by Sgt. Joe Azara of the U.S 20th Armored. The car was apparently on it's way to Berchtesgaden, Hitlers' Eagles Nest in the Austrian alps. The car received damage from large caliber Aircraft fire although the windows were only broken after it was captured possibly by Azara before turning it over to Brigadier-General Cornelius Daly. In 1956 it was put up for auction and purchased by the Montreal businessman and collector, H.J. O’Connell, for $2725 who immediately sent it to R.J Rumble who repaired but left the windows damaged because he felt they “lent more authenticity to the war damage the car had seen.”



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Mercedes Benz 770
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2008, 03:09:39 AM »
1939 Mercedes Benz 770K Cabriolet B

The supercharged 8-cylinder Mercedes-Benz 770K was the company's flagship model beginning in 1930 and was only used by high-ranking government and military personnel.  The German Government commissioned this one-off cabriolet as a gift for the Prince of Iran, but with the start of the war it was never delivered.  In 1945 it was confiscated by a Russian general and, along with many other cars, was shipped to the Soviet Union where it remained until 1989.  When import/export restrictions were lifted, the car was shipped to the United States, where it was bought by General William Lyon and completely restored.
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