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  Mercedes-Benz W165
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1939
Numbers built:4
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 07, 2011
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Chassis: 449547/2
Chassis 449547 was the second of the two W165s completed for the 1939 Tripoli Grand Prix. It was considered the slower of the two cars and Lang was sent out in it with an unfavourable strategy. He nevertheless dominated the race and if he had wanted, he could have lapped his 'team leader' in the closing stages. As mentioned the car was only tested and demonstrated after its debut victory. It remained dormant for over fifty years and is still only very rarely seen outside of Stuttgart. The Tripoli winner is seen here during rare outings at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed where it was piloted by John Surtees and two years earlier at Retromobile where the 75th anniversary of the 'Silver Arrows' was celebrated.

Chassis details
Major wins
1939 Tripoli Grand Prix (Hermann Lang)
Last known location Mercedes-Benz Classic
Appearances

2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2004 Canadian Concours d'Elegance
2004 Canadian Concours d'Elegance 2004 Canadian Concours d'Elegance 2004 Canadian Concours d'Elegance

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