MercedesBenzBlog TRIVIA The MercedesBenz 150 Sports Roadster…

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Stuttgart, Germany, Jan 14,

February 1935: premiere of the 150 Sports Roadster (W 30 series)

A light car with a powerful

— Already then one of the Mercedes-Benz automobiles

— is presumably the only preserved of the car is owned by Daimler AG

In February the then Daimler-Benz AG presented the 150 Sports Roadster (W 30 series) at the Automobile and Motorcycle Show in Berlin. The new car was positioned in the model as a compact sports car with the for a bigger series – but in the end only a few examples were actually The exact number is unknown.

The 150 was one of a succession of distinctive Mercedes-Benz in the early 1930#039;s. Against the of the generally difficult economic at the time they were with the intention of completing the end of the product portfolio. At the same they are examples of the consistent of innovative vehicle concepts the long history of Daimler AG.

In the four-seater Mercedes-Benz 130 (W 23), the series-produced car of the brand with a engine, appeared. In that year the two-seater 150 model mid-engine was built as a so-called Saloon – today we would this a coupé or sports – especially for the 2000 Kilometres Germany long-distance rally. In the four-seater Mercedes-Benz 170 H (W 28), rear-mounted engine, debuted as the to the 130.

The two-seater Mercedes-Benz 150 Sports presented in 1935 is based on the of the 150 Sports Saloon. It also has a to improve axle load the drive unit engine-***-transmission is through 180 degrees; the engine is in of the rear axle, the transmission it. Compressed air cooling enables the use of a radiator since an engine-driven, fan forces the cooling air through the The small rectangular radiator is behind the engine, over the axle.

The engine can be regarded as a unit: with a displacement of 1.5 it produces an output of 40 kW – a very figure for the time, which many a bigger-displacement engine not deliver. The top speed of the Mercedes-Benz 150 Roadster is put at 125 km/h, which is fast for the 1930#039;s.

A sales brochure praises the as a spirited sports car and emphasises the of the sports engine and the excellent ratio. One horsepower carries the of only 19 kg! This explains why the 150 has an in all gears that is almost a for that of a supercharged car. The 150 Sports Roadster remained in the sales line-up until

Its body design fundamentally it from the Sports Saloon. It was redrafted and shows some of the features of the open-top sports of its period, for example the backswept, windscreen and the two externally mounted wheels, which are fitted on the behind the doors, however. A headlamp is trimmed into the of the front end. A striking is the boattail, which tapers to a and has two number plate holders. The star on the front end stands the rear-engined models 130 and 170 H have lying on the body#039;s sheet Both the light, unbuttonable soft top and small items of can be stored behind the seats. is space under the front for a large suitcase and the fuel

So the ingredients promised an exciting car, which also had a moderate price of 6600 – preconditions for a larger unit But the production numbers remained limited. The existing figures one statistic shows 20 units; the for the bodies built in Sindelfingen on the hand cite five units – one in 1934, four in Finally, the delivery of only two can be proven with the commission In any case, the Mercedes-Benz 150 Sports is one of the rarest automobiles of the Mercedes-Benz

A 1936 Roadster is in the possession of AG. It was acquired second-hand with a of 44,500 kilometres on the counter in the 1950#039;s through the good of Jakob Werlin, a former of the Board of Management. It appears to be the surviving car of what at the time was a progressive model series.

Mercedes-Benz 150 Sports Roadster (W 30

— Cylinders: 4 (in-line)

Displacement: 1498 cc


— 40 kW at 4600 rpm

— Top speed: 125

— Production period: to 1936

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