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  Mercedes 18/100 Grand Prix
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1914
Numbers built:6
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 01, 2014
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Chassis: 15364
Commission number 15364, this Mercedes was used by Christian Lautenschlager to win the 1914 French Grand Prix. After the War, the car was acquired by legendary privateer racer Count Zborowski. He brought the car to the United Kingdom where it was raced at Brooklands by Zborowski and later owners, the Robinson brothers. In 1923 the car passed into the hands of the third owner, who tried but failed to prepare the Grand Prix winning Mercedes for racing again. Instead he fitted the car with a Berliet body and also added front brakes.

As a 'wolf in sheep's clothing', the Mercedes Grand Prix racer remained 'hidden' under its Berliet body until the 1960s. Now in the hands of Stanley Sears, the 18/100 Grand Prix was restored to full running order and he regularly showed and raced his prized possession. The current owner, a noted collector of very early racing cars, bought the car in 1984. He has since had the car restored to its 1914 French Grand Prix winning configuration.

Following the completion of the restoration, it was brought to the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The Grand Prix won the special class for early Mercedes and Benz racing cars and also received the Briggs Cunningham award for the most exciting open car present. In 2014, it was brought to Lyon to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary victory in the French Grand Prix along with the other two surviving cars. They were later in the year also demonstrated together at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.


Chassis details
Major wins
1914 French Grand Prix (Christian Lautenschlager)
Last known location American Private Collection
Appearances

2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2014 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2014 Techno Classica 2014 Techno Classica 2014 Retromobile 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

  Article Image gallery (56) Chassis (3) 15364 Specifications