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A Mercedes-Benz Type W 196 R Grand racing car will be auctioned off at years Goodwood Festival of

by Jim Davis | 24 June 2013

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At this Goodwood Festival of Speed in Sussex, England, a Mercedes-Benz W 196 R Grand Prix racing car be auctioned off. The auction, to be on July 12, will no doubt be one of the of a Goodwood weekend. In addition to the race car being auctioned Mercedes-Benz Classic will be on hand alongside Mercedes-Benz UK at the staging of the motorsport garden The Goodwood event, held 11-14, will feature exclusive models from the motor-racing history, cars include legendary pre- and Silver Arrows as well as from the early days of racing. One particular highlight of the an original Benz “Prinz-Heinrich-Wagen” 1910.

(Benz “Prinz car” from 1910. from the “Allgemeine Automobil-Zeitung” magazine, No. 23, 1910. This touring car was driven by Carl in the legendary long-distance race in 1910. Equipped with technology, the 4-cylinder engine 59 kW (80 hp) from its 5.7-litre displacement.)

Manuel Fangio piloted the Silver Arrow Type W 196 R chassis number 006/54 to at the German and Swiss Grands in 1954. These triumphs key moments on Fangio’s march his first Formula-1 World title with Mercedes-Benz. The W 196 R marked a triumphant post-war to Grand Prix racing for in the 1954 season.

(In 1955 Fangio won the world again ahead of Stirling also on a 300 SLR)

During year’s Goodwood Festival of the British auction house will be hosting an exclusive of this very W 196 R model chassis number 006/54 on 12, 2013. “This unique is sure to hold extraordinary for all those with an interest in motorsport”, says Michael Head of Mercedes-Benz Classic, “as the was and remains the only original Silver Arrows in private

Ahead of the auction, the experts at Classic have carried out checks on the Silver Arrow, was donated by the then Daimler-Benz AG to the Motor Museum in Beaulieu in 1973 and sold by the museum to a collector in 1980. Based on detailed checks and the full set of compiled by Mercedes-Benz Classic, the historians have produced a expert’s report confirming the originality and authenticity. “Our report means that are no uncertainties whatsoever about racing car,” says Bock. “It fully and unequivocally the history and originality of the vehicle.”

Herrmann (W 196 R open-wheel version), Classic, Goodwood Revival

The fact that Mercedes-Benz provides such a high of expertise for collectors and fans of the historical cars adds to the of Mercedes-Benz classic vehicles. classics bearing the Mercedes are among the most valuable cars of all”, says Bock, “and the auction of unique vehicle has the potential to an extremely high price – even the highest price paid at auction for a car.”

Great moments at Goodwood Mercedes-Benz Classic

Mercedes-Benz is reliving the glittering racing of the second Silver Arrow era of and 1955 at the 2013 Goodwood of Speed by staging demonstration with a W 196 R from its own collection. 10 of the total of 14 models originally are still in existence: there are six W 196 R in the Mercedes-Benz Classic collection, museum exhibits in Turin, and Indianapolis. Then there is the with chassis number being auctioned in Goodwood. To tie in the W 196 R, Mercedes-Benz Classic is also an authentic 2001 replica of the Wonder” racing-car transporter 1955 and a 300 SLR Coupé originally for gruelling long-distance races and events. Although this never actually raced, it famous as a test and touring car by Mercedes-Benz designer Rudolf

(Mercedes-Benz formula racing car W 1938)

Also on show at the festival in the English county of Sussex is a pre-war Silver W 154. It was in a Silver Arrow of type that Rudolf won his third European Grand Championship title for Mercedes-Benz in Heralding from a far more era of motor racing is the Benz from 1910, which Classic has faithfully restored to maximum authenticity. Finally, a Patent Motor Car is a reminder of the of the automobile in 1886.

The dark green “Prinz-Heinrich-Wagen” white start number 38 is its public driving debut at the following its careful restoration by the Classic experts. Now over 100 old, the vehicle is a fascinating of motor sport innovations the early 1900s. At that the “Prinz-Heinrich” Tour, named the brother of the German Emperor, was one of most prominent races. The Automobile Club, then as the “Kaiserlicher Automobil-Club”, staged the for the first time in 1908, only four-seater production being allowed to participate. 1908 and 1910, Benz built the “Prinz-Heinrich-Wagen” designed for the race using a number of engine configurations.

Mercedes-Benz W154

(Benz Heinrich car” from Faithfully restored by Mercedes-Benz in accordance with the requirement for authenticity and thereafter presented to the again in 2013. This touring car was driven by Carl in the legendary long-distance race in 1910. Equipped with technology, the 4-cylinder engine 59 kW (80 hp) from its 5.7-litre displacement.)

Ten Benz special touring were built for the 1910 which was staged between 2 and 8 and covered a distance of 1945 from Berlin to Homburg via Kassel, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, and Metz. Four of them had engines while the other six had with a displacement of 7.3 litres. All the cars were equipped cardan shaft drive and had an optimised body with a pointed rear. Following restoration of the Benz 80 hp special car from the Mercedes-Benz Classic by the in-house experts, this and original “Prinz-Heinrich-Wagen” is now celebrating its return to the race track at It is yet another high point in the of a vehicle that many historians consider to be the first sports car.

The many Mercedes-Benz Classic lining up at the start for demonstration on the 1.86 kilometre Goodwood course will be one of the highlights of the In keeping with the long and tradition of Mercedes-Benz Classic, the racing cars will be by renowned racing drivers on the hill-climb course. These brand ambassadors include stars such as Lewis Hans Herrmann, Jochen Stirling Moss, Nico and Jackie Stewart.

(Goodwood of Speed 2011, Lewis

20 years of the Goodwood Festival of

The Goodwood Festival of Speed in England is celebrating a milestone in 2013: it is precisely 20 years Charles Gordon-Lennox, Earl of and Kinrara, first staged the in 1993. Now more than visitors flock to the event year to celebrate the culture of motorsport in all of its fascinating facets, sophisticated super sports and Grand Prix models as as rally vehicles and 3,000 hp kW) dragsters. For all this variety, the organisers attach great to the fact that every appearing at the festival represents the spirit and style of its respective era and in with the festival’s motto for the

The cornerstone for today’s Festival of was laid by the grandfather of the keen enthusiast and Goodwood host, who goes by the title of Lord the then Earl of March and 9th of Richmond, Freddie March, was in England as a car designer, engineer, and driver. He first staged a hill-climb race in the park of House in 1936. Some 50 on, his grandson decided to revive tradition.

Within the space of 20 the Goodwood Festival of Speed has one of the undoubted highlights on the international of automobile culture. Competition and sports cars from all take part in a symphony of sport and speed conducted three days. The latest from Formula 1, motor class of kings, are also represented here. Alongside the race, there has also a 2.5 kilometre rally course for of this type since To open the festival, there be a presentation of current production in the “Moving Motor Show” on 11, 2013 before the focus to sporty vehicles of all types and all eras on July 12 to 14, 2013.


(Coppa Acerbo near August 14, 1938. The Mercedes-Benz W 154 cars driven by Manfred von (start number 46), Lang (start number 40) and Caracciola (start number who was to win the race, took the lead after the start.)

As well as an exciting motor-racing event, the of Speed is also an elegant of automobile culture – from the open to all visitors, to vehicle in the park grounds and new automotive of art created every year by sculptor Gerry Judah. are also vehicle exhibits on specific themes, including Cars”. Further attractions “Cartier’ Style Et Luxe’”, the Paddock”, the “Cricket Pitch the “Formula 1 Paddock”, and the “Michelin Paddock”. The gap between historic sport and state-of-the-art automotive is bridged among other by the “FoS-TECH” pavilion featuring an of the latest innovations.

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