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Re: Mercedes Benz 770
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2008, 04:55:31 AM »
Nice photos Des, this is a great car!

Here a photo of the car in the original color. Hans

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Re: Mercedes Benz 770
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2009, 02:03:56 AM »
Mercedes 770 K Open Tourer



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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2009, 01:17:49 AM »
W150 770



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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2009, 06:41:40 AM »
Two more photos:



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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2009, 02:35:30 AM »
1932 Mercedes-Benz 770 "Grosser-Mercedes" Kaiser Wilhelm II Car



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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2009, 02:38:18 AM »
1935 Mercedes-Benz "Grosser Mercedes" Pullman-Limousine - Emperor Hirohito Car

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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2009, 08:33:41 AM »
1935 Mercedes-Benz "Grosser Mercedes" Pullman-Limousine - Emperor Hirohito Car

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I saw another beautiful black and chroime version of this Grosser Mercedes at the Sinsheim Auto Museum in 1999. The Hubcaps are quite different, almost looking like "moon" caps made of burnished steel, I presume?

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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2009, 08:39:41 AM »
I wonder if they were simply added so the car had hubcaps from something else?





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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2009, 08:55:46 AM »
Note the 3 wheel Mercedes, I don't think any originals survived today, but here in 1940

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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2009, 08:55:36 PM »
In the early 1960s there was a 770k in a warehouse on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester Massachusetts.    My dad passed on it because he found it unattractive.  I *think* it ended up in the imperial palace collection.

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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2009, 12:30:08 AM »
I *think* it ended up in the imperial palace collection.

They had quite a collection of Benzes, I heard they had been sold off some years ago.



Note this is the car from the above pictures Mirbach had for sale


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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2009, 12:40:55 AM »
This one is in need of restoration



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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2009, 01:58:05 PM »
And an engine and transmission.
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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2009, 03:09:59 AM »
Jeremy Clarkson, from UK's TopGear driving a 770k



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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2010, 02:40:16 AM »
A computer generated version of the W150,



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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2010, 07:09:11 AM »
770

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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2010, 09:56:11 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.

Another one is in the Sinsheim auto Museum, where I saw it in 1999.
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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2010, 01:35:39 AM »
2 more photos.


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Re: Grand Mercedes
« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2010, 12:58:15 AM »
found these two on ebay