View Full Version : The first, the very first.....

01-26-2018, 01:03 AM

The Bigfella
01-26-2018, 01:18 AM
The first was built in 1885. About 25 were built between then and '93. Many replicas have been built... and I suspect that's either one of the production run, or a replica... not No. 1. A friend of mine has a replica... looks just like that.

01-26-2018, 01:23 AM
Yes, a replica .:D

01-26-2018, 04:01 AM
It aint no Mercedes-Benz- it's a Benz.
Benz did not amalgamate with Mercedes until 1926.
Mercedes only appeared in 1901, as a brand name for Daimler.

01-26-2018, 04:23 AM
Yes, it was so wrong I had to post it, but a lovely machine all the same.

The Bigfella
01-26-2018, 04:41 AM
Yes, it was so wrong I had to post it, but a lovely machine all the same.

Yes, apparently that's what you do with your political posts too... :d

01-26-2018, 04:48 AM
Yep, I point out your errors of thinking .... don't thank me. My pleasure.

Paul Pless
01-26-2018, 07:04 AM
My pleasure.:D ...

John Meachen
01-26-2018, 04:07 PM
I have lately started to wonder about the first aspect.A couple of weekends ago I went to Brussels.Not somewhere I had planned to go,but a twisted ankle a few days before the trip made me adjust my plans as walking was uncomfortable at best.The car collection at Autoworld is large and interesting and in a side room saw this sign-make of it what you will.


David W Pratt
01-26-2018, 04:29 PM
One can understand why it wasn't until about 1909 that a getaway car was used in a bank robbery
Lovely, none the less

Jim Bow
01-26-2018, 04:49 PM
Benz's wife got so pissed at his constant fiddling with the darn thing that she climbed on and drove 30 miles to prove to him that it was ready.


John Meachen
01-26-2018, 05:05 PM
It can't be a coincidence that there is a very highly regarded training institution for car designers in Pforzheim,which was her destination that day.

01-26-2018, 05:28 PM
Mercedes was his daughter's name, I believe.

01-26-2018, 08:00 PM
"Emil Jellinek was an Austrian diplomat based in Nice (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nice) who ran a profitable business selling cars, and, as a racing enthusiast, had been racing DMG automobiles under the pseudonym Mercédès, after his daughter, Mercédès Jellinek (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merc%C3%A9d%C3%A8s_Jellinek).[1] (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes_(marque)#cite_note-1) Later he contracted with DMG for a small series of dedicated sports cars (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_cars) containing an engine that officially bore his daughter's name. He raced them very successfully, gaining recognition that increased interest in customers and Jellinek was placed on the board of directors of DMG. This model was a significant advancement in the history of automobiles. The model was released for sale in 1901 under the name of Mercedes 35 hp and, because of the success of the model, DMG began to apply the name as a series to other models such as, Mercedes 8/11 hpand Mercedes 40 hp Simplex. Jellinek seems to have become obsessed with the name and even had his name changed to Jellinek-Mercedes. Maybach quit DMG in 1907 and started up his own business."


01-27-2018, 02:53 PM
There is another working replica like that one in the Owls Head Transpotation Museum here in Maine. Very fun to see it going.