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  Mercedes-Benz W125
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1937
Numbers built:9
Designed by:Rudolf Uhlenhaut for Daimler-Benz AG
Predecessor:Mercedes-Benz W25K
Successor:Mercedes-Benz W154
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 03, 2007
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Chassis: 190815
Having survived the War in what was to become Eastern Germany, this W125 was the only one not retained by the factory. It was eventually discovered in the 1960s near the Polish border by Colin Crabbe, who had to pay the staggering amount of $30,000 to get it across Checkpoint Charlie. It was a small price to pay for what was the only privately owned example of at that time still the most powerful Grand Prix car ever built. A Formula 1 entrant at the time, Crabbe raced his prized W125 in historic events for several seasons before selling it on to Neil Corner in 1973. Corner continued to race and demonstrate the car for many years until selling it on to Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone. In more recent years, it joined a German collection and was meticulously restored to full running order. Seen in public for the first time in many years, it was one of the absolute stars of the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1937
First owner Mercedes-Benz
Last known location German Private Collection
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