A bronze sculpture of the 1955 MercedesBenz Type W196 ‘Streamliner’…

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Mercedes-Benz W196

A bronze sculpture of the 1955 Type W196 #039;Streamliner#039;

A bronze sculpture of the 1955 Prix 2.5 litre straight-eight streamlined racing car, in bronze, mounted on original plinth, bearing a bronze engraved ‘MERCEDES BENZ PRIX RENNWAGEN GEBAUT DER FORMEL 1954 UND 1955’.

with its rare, original presentation case of grey-blue the lid tooled with the Mercedes-Benz star emblem. German,

It was the custom of Mercedes-Benz in the 1930s to small numbers of presentation of their legendary racing commencing with the Typ W125 in for presentation to drivers and other With their successful to motor-racing in 1954 with the Typ W194, a very small of bronzes of the ‘Streamliner’ and open-wheeled were produced. This having been presented to the Mercedes-Benz works driver, Lang.

Length overall: 10 inches (26

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Hermann Lang (1909-1987) his motor sport career on two winning the mountain race in 1929, aged only 20. Mercedes-Benz as mechanic, he was quickly to the works racing team as Mechanic, and began racing in He achieved massive success in 1938 and 1939, rejoining in 1952, for whom he won the 1952 Le 24 Hour Race in a 300SL. He raced the W196 in both and open-wheel versions, before from motor racing.

A fine bronze sculpture of the Grand Prix 2.5 litre cylinder streamlined racing cast in bronze, mounted on marble plinth, bearing a plaque, engraved ‘MERCEDES GRAND PRIX RENNWAGEN NACH DER FORMEL 1954 UND

Mercedes-Benz W196

Complete with its rare, fitted presentation case of suede, the lid tooled with the 3-pointed star emblem. 1955.

It was the custom of Mercedes-Benz in the to manufacture small numbers of bronzes of their legendary cars, commencing with the Typ in 1936, for presentation to drivers and dignitaries. With their return to motor-racing in 1954 the all-conquering Typ W194, a very number of bronzes of the ‘Streamliner’ and versions were produced. example having been to the legendary Mercedes-Benz works Hermann Lang.

Length overall: 10 inches (26

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Hermann (1909-1987) began his motor career on two wheels, winning the race championship in 1929, only 20. Joining Mercedes-Benz as he was quickly promoted to the works team as Head Mechanic, and racing in 1936. He achieved success in 1937, 1938 and rejoining Mercedes-Benz in 1952, for he won the 1952 Le Mans 24 Hour in a 300SL. He also raced the in both ‘Streamliner’ and open-wheel before retiring from racing.

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