For the 1910 Prinz Heinrich Tour Benz built 10 new touring cars with aerodynamic noses and torpedo tails.
Four of the cars were fitted with 80hp 5715 cc / 348.75 cui 16 valve four cylinder motors and the remainder including today’s featured car were fitted with even more powerful 7271 cc / 443 cui motors.
Mercedes Benz who restored this car a couple of years ago believe that this example, one of only two known to remain was driven to an eleventh place finish in the 1910 Prinz Heinrich Tour by Carl Neumaier behind the fifth place team car driven by Fritz Erle and 8th place sister car driven by Arthur Henney.
After the 1910 Prinz Heinrich the car is said to have had the smaller 80hp 5.7 litre motor fitted with which it remains fitted to this day for the Tsar Nicholas Tour in Russia, results for which I have not been able to ascertain.
Should you have any results for the Tsar Nicholas Tour please do not hesitate to chime in below.
Thanks for joining me on this “Tsar Nicholas” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !