Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Mercedes Benz W154

On 3 April 2012 I showed a photograph of a 1939 Mercedes Benz W154 which gave demonstration runs at the Richard Seaman Memorial Trophy meeting at Donington Park in June 2008. Here are some photographs taken in the pit lane and pit garage of Tony Dron getting used to the car during the practice sessions on the morning of the meeting.
The photographs above and below show Tony Dron in the pit lane getting ready to take the car out onto the circuit..........

..........and here he is returning to the pits after his run..........
..........and getting out of the car in the pit garage.

I remember when I was young this car was always known as a W163, but it is now generally referred to as a W154. The 1938 car was designated the W154 and had an M154 engine, and the 1939 car is the 1938 car fitted with an M163 engine and a sleeker and more compact bodywork. The most obvious difference in the appearance of the 1939 car was that the nose was less bulbous than the previous year's model,

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