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1913 Benz 8/20 PS pictures, specifications, and information

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The Benz Company was in the very dawn of the motor and has prospered mightily up to the present

Karl Friedrich Benz was in Germany on December 6th of 1844. He is as the inventor of the first automobile as he was the to patent his work. He was granted a for his engine in 1886, a design he had in 1878.

When Karl made the decision to enter racing, he turned towards The French had proven their in motorsport competition and were a choice in aiding in the production of a Prix car. In 1908, introduced the Grand Prix which was powered by a 12.8 four-cylinder engine capable of 120 horsepower. The vehicle had a top speed of 160 and was one of the more capable vehicles on the

Benz turned his sights on a land speed record. The engine was removed and replaced an one used to power aircraft. The was a 228 km/h top speed and the fastest car on the in 1909. It was even faster the trains and aircraft of the time; the car was as fast as any airplane and the rail record was 210 km/h which was set in The vehicle used to accomplish feat was the dubbed the ‘Blitzen-Benz’. The would remain for eight

The knowledge gained in motor was used in designing and building vehicles. The engines used in the Prix cars were to better accommodate the road-going Though the engines were much of the mechanical components not up to par. The braking was still inadequate to keep the heavy in the driver’s control. Fuel was also an issue, as the large required much fuel.

The base model for the road-going was the 10/18 HP which was powered by a engine displacing 2.4 liters. A 7.4-liter version was offered, the HP, at a considerably higher price These vehicles were by the ’39/100 HP’ and the ’82/200 models in 1912. The 39/100HP was by a 10-liter engine, while the had a 21-liter engine that 200 horsepower.

The Benz 8/20 PS was produced 1912 through 1921. It was the to the 8/18 PS and the 10/20 PS. The 8/20 PS was by a four-cylinder engine offering 20 horsepower and mated to a four-speed gearbox.


This 8/20 PS Open Tourer was exported new in 1914 to Australia. It spent a lot of in the Antipodes, residing in a large collection for many years. In the 1990s, the car was restored by Hans of New Zealand. During the restoration the car was given an electrical starter, an fuel pump, electric head and braking lights.

Just after the restoration was completed, the car returned back to purchased by a collector who received a Identity Card (number and German historic road papers. It was then sold to its owner who has used it sparingly on occasions, classic meetings and

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at ‘Legende et Passion’ Monaco where it was estimated to sell for — €160.000.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2012

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