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Benz Collection

Background imageBenz Collection: Benz Motor Car of 1888

Benz Motor Car of 1888
The Benz Patent-Motorwagen Number 3 of 1888 - probably the first petrol car brought into England. A three-wheeled vehicle with a horizontal single cylinder motor

Background imageBenz Collection: Jan Kiepura Film Poster

Jan Kiepura Film Poster
The artwork for a Film staring Jan Kiepura, the Polish singer (tenor) and actor

Background imageBenz Collection: Early Motor Cars - Karl Benz aged 81

Early Motor Cars - Karl Benz aged 81
Early Motor Cars - Karl Benz in 1925 aged 81, seated in his first car of 1885. 1925

Background imageBenz Collection: Mercedes Benz Coupe

Mercedes Benz Coupe
A handsome two-door coupe, super-charged for high performance, and costing you a stunning two thousand pounds plus - the price of a dozen family saloons ! Date: 1937

Background imageBenz Collection: The First Motor-Car in England, c. 1894

The First Motor-Car in England, c. 1894
Illustration showing Harry Hewetson driving his 3hp Benz motorcar, reputedly the first driven in England, with a boy waving a (tiny) red flag in front of him, c.1894

Background imageBenz Collection: Drivers view at Brooklands

Drivers view at Brooklands
An impression of rounding a banked curve at Brooklands at a speed of 110 miles per hour, from the mechanics seat of a 59.6h.p. Benz, driven by Mr. L. G. Hornsted

Background imageBenz Collection: Early Motor Cars - Karl Benz and his wife

Early Motor Cars - Karl Benz and his wife in a Benz car. 1891

Background imageBenz Collection: Kaiser Wilhelm II - travelling by car

Kaiser Wilhelm II - travelling by car
German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II - travelling by car (a very early Mercedes Simplex Phaeton). Date: 1906

Background imageBenz Collection: Early Motor Cars - diagram of first petrol-driven car

Early Motor Cars - diagram of first petrol-driven car
Early Motor Cars - diagram of the workings of the first petrol-driven car

Background imageBenz Collection: Early Motor Cars - Benz Car 1887

Early Motor Cars - Benz Car 1887
Early Motor Cars - Benz Car, 1887 - Benz driving with his partner Max Rose as passenger. 1887

Background imageBenz Collection: Hawker-Siddeley HS-125-3B / RA D-CAMB

Hawker-Siddeley HS-125-3B / RA D-CAMB
Hawker-Siddeley HS-125-3B/RA D-CAMB (msn 25157) of Mercedes Benz AG, at London Heathrow Airport. Date: 1976

Background imageBenz Collection: Hispano HA. 1112-M1L Buchon N109J

Hispano HA. 1112-M1L Buchon N109J
Hispano HA.1112-M1L Buchon N109J (msn 186), a converted Buchon fitted with a Daimler Benz engine, at Champlin Fighter Museum, Falcon Field, Mesa AZ. Date: circa 2000

Background imageBenz Collection: Avia S-199 Sakeen 112. T

Avia S-199 Sakeen 112. T
Avia S-199 Sakeen 112.T (msn 782358), at the Israeli Air Force Museum, Hatzerim AFB, Israel. The Avia S-199 was produced by Avia after the war

Background imageBenz Collection: Benz Bz. III-engined biplane

Benz Bz. III-engined biplane
Biplane powered by a 150PS Benz Bz.III engine Date: 1914

Background imageBenz Collection: Poster, Mercedes-Benz

Poster, Mercedes-Benz. Date: 1954

Background imageBenz Collection: Poster, Mercedes-Benz Triple Victory

Poster, Mercedes-Benz Triple Victory! Date: 1950s

Background imageBenz Collection: Start of French Grand Prix at Linas Montlhery

Start of French Grand Prix at Linas Montlhery - No. 8 is a Mercedes-Benz driven by Caracciola, No. 6 is an Alfa-Romeo driven by Varzi. 20th century

Background imageBenz Collection: Rudolf Caracciola during record-breaking run

Rudolf Caracciola during record-breaking run
Rudolf Caracciola during a record-breaking run in a Mercedes-Benz. 20th century

Background imageBenz Collection: Early Motor Cars - Benzs First Car

Early Motor Cars - Benzs First Car
Early Motor Cars - Three-quarter view of Benzs First Car

Background imageBenz Collection: Early Motor Cars - Rear view of Benzs first car

Early Motor Cars - Rear view of Benzs first car

Background imageBenz Collection: Karl Benz, German engine designer and engineer

Karl Benz, German engine designer and engineer
Karl Benz (1844-1929), German engine designer and engineer. early 20th century

Background imageBenz Collection: Early Motor Cars - Benzs third car of 1888

Early Motor Cars - Benzs third car of 1888 with Benz driving. 1888

Background imageBenz Collection: Early Motor Cars - A Benz Vis-A-Vis

Early Motor Cars - A Benz Vis-A-Vis, with Benzs partner Julius Gauss driving. 1892

Background imageBenz Collection: Early Motor Cars - A Benz Car

Early Motor Cars - A Benz Car. 1893

Background imageBenz Collection: Unidentified biplane (Friedrichshafen?)

Unidentified biplane (Friedrichshafen?), powered by a 150PS Benz Bz.III engine. (PS= Pferd starke - a German equivalent of horsepower) Date: 1914

Background imageBenz Collection: Mercedes Benz 170 s

Mercedes Benz 170 s
A very 1950s couple lower the canopy of their Merc and enjoy the rush of the wind... Date: 1950

Background imageBenz Collection: Motor racing Le Mans

Motor racing Le Mans
Lance Macklin in an Austin Healey 100S chasing Karl Kling-Andre Simon in Mercedes Benz 300 SLR at Tertre Rouge Corner, Le Mans 12th June 1955. Date: 1955

Background imageBenz Collection: Hermann Lang on the twelve-cylinder Mercedes-Benz

Hermann Lang on the twelve-cylinder Mercedes-Benz
Hermann Lang on the twelve-cylinder, 490 bhp, 3 litre Mercedes-Benz with which in 1939 he made the fastest timed laps of four Grand Prix circuits with an astonishing peak of 117.5 mph in practice for

Background imageBenz Collection: Benz car on a postcard

Benz car on a postcard -- the driver stops to ask the way. Date: 1914

Background imageBenz Collection: Benz Motor Tricycle

Benz Motor Tricycle
Benzs motor tricycle is essentially a carriage with a motor : in 1892 he will produce something more closely resembling a motor car. 1885

Background imageBenz Collection: Thought to be a 1900 Benz Vintage Car

Thought to be a 1900 Benz Vintage Car, England. And thought to be at the London Brighton Car Race/Trials 1905 Date: 1904

Background imageBenz Collection: Benz Vintage Car

Benz Vintage Car, Austria. Date: 1921

Background imageBenz Collection: Vintage Car (awaiting identification - possibly a Benz)

Vintage Car (awaiting identification - possibly a Benz), England. Date: 1908

Background imageBenz Collection: Benz 3 1 / 2 HP

Benz 3 1 / 2 HP
Slide showing a photograph from 1897 of a Benz 3 1/2 horse power car with a man, woman and child riding it. The car is possibly a Velo first introduced in 1894

Background imageBenz Collection: Herrmann in Mercedes, Pedralbes, Spain

Herrmann in Mercedes, Pedralbes, Spain
Hans Herrmann in a Mercedes-Benz W196 at the Spanish Grand Prix, Pedralbes, Spain 24 Oct 1954. Date: 1954

Background imageBenz Collection: Kling in Mercedes, Silverstone, England

Kling in Mercedes, Silverstone, England
Karl Kling in a Mercedes-Benz W196 Streamline in the British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England 17 July 1954. Date: 1954

Background imageBenz Collection: Fangio in Mercedes, Silverstone, England

Fangio in Mercedes, Silverstone, England
Juan-Manuel Fangio in a Mercedes-Benz W196 Streamline, finished 4th at the British Grand Prix, Silverstone. England 17 July 1954. Date: 1954

Background imageBenz Collection: Fangios Mercedes, Pedralbes, Spain

Fangios Mercedes, Pedralbes, Spain
Juan Manuel Fangios Mercedes-Benz W196 at the Spanish Grand Prix, Pedralbes, Spain 24 Oct 1954. Date: 1954

Background imageBenz Collection: Double decker bus on 5th Avenue, New York, USA

Double decker bus on 5th Avenue, New York, USA. Mercedes-Benz appears to be the manufacturer. Date: 1917

Background imageBenz Collection: Blitzen Benz record-breaker - painting by Andrew McGeachy

Blitzen Benz record-breaker - painting by Andrew McGeachy
The Blitzen Benz car, built in Mannheim by Benz & Cie running a full speed. At Brooklands on November 9, 1909, at the Brooklands circuit at Weybridge, Surrey

Background imageBenz Collection: Bugatti aerodynamic car

Bugatti aerodynamic car
Aerodynamic experiments: Bugatti aerodynamic car driven by Friderich in 1923 French Grand Prix at Tours; Mercedes-Benz model from 1939

Background imageBenz Collection: 1939 Mercedes-Benz, Type M164

1939 Mercedes-Benz, Type M164
The 1939 Mercedes-Benz, Type M164 Date: 1939

Background imageBenz Collection: 1935 Mercedes-Benz

1935 Mercedes-Benz
The 1935 Mercedes-Benz Date: 1935

Background imageBenz Collection: R Caracciola and B Rosmeyer at AVUS

R Caracciola and B Rosmeyer at AVUS
R Caracciola (No. 35) and B Rosmeyer (No. 31) taking the 43 degree banking of the North Curve at AVUS (Automobil-Verkehrs- und bungsstra

Background imageBenz Collection: Britains first veteran car museum

Britains first veteran car museum
An article in The Illustrated London News, reporting on Britains first veteran car museum, owned by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu

Background imageBenz Collection: German DFW CV biplane, WW1

German DFW CV biplane, WW1
A German DFW CV reconnaissance two-seater biplane with a Benz BZ4 six-cylinder engine, during the First World War. Date: 1916-1918

Background imageBenz Collection: Mercedes-Benz Racer

Mercedes-Benz Racer
The most successful racing car of 1935. Date: 1936

Background imageBenz Collection: Carl Benz with Car

Carl Benz with Car
Carl Friedrich Benz, German engineer and pioneer in the construction of motor vehicles, with his original motor car in Munich in 1925



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