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Bern Swiss GP August 1938 – Sitting on a plinth in front of the Heiliggeisit-Kirche (Church of the Holy Ghost) on the Bahnhofplatz in Bern is the 736 bhp V12 Mercedes Benz record car in which Caracciola had achieved 268 mph (436 kmh) on the Frankfurt/Darmstadt autobahn during the Rekordwoche on January 28, 1938.

From mere feet away: the motorsports photography of Louis

The Rekordwagen in Visitors to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Germany can see the actual car on a dramatic wall display. Courtesy of Daimler.

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inland-delta: “ Mercedes Benz World Record Speed Attempt: Jan 1938 ”

Con este #ClasicosMercedes W125 Rudolf Caracciola llegó a alcanzar 432 km/h en 1938: pic.twitter.com/C93rdtGowD

The Mercedes-Benz Rekordwagen was an experimental, high-speed automobile produced in the late On 28 January 1938 it achieved the record of km/h mph) for the fastest ever officially timed speed on a public road.

LM 1955 ♦ The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR #21 of Karl Kling and André Simon, here showing the air brake fully deployed. Perhaps the least photographed of the three SLRs racing that fateful day.

LM 1955 ♦ The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR of Karl Kling and André Simon, here showing the air brake fully deployed. Perhaps the least photographed of the three SLRs racing that fateful day.

Primera victoria de Fangio a bordo del Mercedes Benz W 196, la "flecha de plata", en 1954.

Juan Manuel Fangio the legendary racecar driver from Balcarce, Argentina. He was the officiaol driver for Mercedes-Benz, and won the first place title for the Championship five times: His nephew would grow up to become the racecar driver for the Mclaren

1954  Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes W196  Karl Kling Mercedes W196  Reims GP França

1954 Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes W196 Karl Kling Mercedes W196 Reims GP França

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Mercedes - Mercedes-Benz - The car is sitting on Mercedes' transporter called "The Blue Wonder" - 1955 Germany Test Session, Hockenheimring - © Daimler AG

French GP 1934

Luigi Fagioli sits on Manfred von Brauchitsch's Mercedes-Benz

Stirling Moss/Denis Jenkinson, Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, 1955 Mille Miglia

The Stirling Moss & Denis Jenkinson Mercedes Benz 300 SLR heading for victory in the 1955 MilleMiglia.

Rudolf Caracciola’s car is pushed to the starting line on 28th January 1938 and sent on a record trip.

On 28 January the Mercedes-Benz W 125 record-breaking car set a world speed record on a public road which still stands to this day: a speed of km/h was achieved. This record is still unbeaten .

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