Benz 35/40 1906 Prince Heinrich

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Benz 35/40 1906 Prince Heinrich by Autocult

Noblesse Oblige  

In the first half of 1900 the model 35/40 was the top-of-the-range model of the company Benz. With an engine displacement of exactly 3,380 cc, the four cylinder engine developed between 35 and 40 hp at a speed of only 1,350 rpm. With a leather-lined cone clutch, a four-speed gearbox and chain drive (or optionally by cardan) the power was transmitted to the rear axle and with a top-speed of almost 90 km/h, the large Benz classed among the fastest vehicles on public roads at that time. Beside the top speed, for this type of vehicle the greatest level of luxury was also essential. The Benz 35/40 fulfilled this requirement; back then the sales brochure promoted a “smooth suspension of the car”. Such luxury cars from the early years of automobiles also evoke the desires of the European princely houses.   One, who took a liking to motorized vehicles in the German Empire quite early, was Albert Wilhelm Heinrich of Prussia; the brother of the German Emperor Wilhelm II. His enthusiasm for technical things was such that he had already gained an honorary doctors degree in form of the academic title “Doctor of Engineering honoris causa” from the technical university in Charlottenburg at the age of only 37 years. Six years later he attracted attention with his patent application for a hand-operated windshield wiper. Due to the good financial background of his princely house it was a simple thing for Heinrich of Prussia to fulfill his automotive desires and therefore he also ranked among the customers of Benz.   With his Benz 35/40 double phaeton he participated in the 1,700 kilometers long-distance race “Herkomer-Konkurrenz” on 6-12 of June 1906.  

Description: Benz 35/40 1906 Prince Heinrich
Catalogue#: ATC01001
Product Type: Resincast
Scale: 1:43
Event: Road
Colour: -
Drivers: Prince Heinrich
Sponsors: -
Dates: 1906
Race/Position: -
Release Date: May 2019
Weight: 450 grams
Comments: Limited edition of 333 pieces

About Autocult

A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.

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