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  Mercedes Simplex 40 hp

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1902 - 1904
Numbers built:1510 (All versions)
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Click here to download printer friendly versionThe first cars to bear the name Mercedes-Benz were Daimlers, entered in a hill climb in 1901. A road version of these were were launched in 1902, the Simplex. This lighter version of the hill climb car marked the beginning of vehicle design as still used today. This car is the star of the 'Mercedes-Benz: Story of Passion' 10 months tour, attending many car shows in 2001, like the Detroit Motorshow and the Techno Classic in Essen.
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