Mercedes 170 Streamliner Erdmann & Rossi 1933 by Autocult
of its time
around 1906, the Berlin-based company “Erdmann & Rossi” dedicated itself to
the production of bodies for automobiles. Even before the First World War, the
German nobility was one of the clients and even in the 1920s the factory relied
on a financially strong clientele and provided chassis of the luxury brands
Rolls Royce, Horch, or Bentley with neat bodies.
& Rossi attracted attention at the IAMA in Berlin in February 1933 with a very
aerodynamically shaped car based on a Mercedes-Benz 170. The car, painted in
the color old gold, certainly caused heated discussions, some saw a short-term
spleen in it, others a real option. The management of Mercedes-Benz was also
among the skeptics, because on the first day of the fair, the Swabians issued
the decree that the star should not be mounted as a logo on the vehicle.
Mercedes-Benz no longer indicated its standard model due to its appearance
characterized by extreme curves and teardrop shape. While the front wheels were
not covered to allow the steering lock, the rear wheels were fully covered. In
retrospect, the Erdmann & Rossi Mercedes-Benz was several years ahead of
its time. Presumably, this was precisely its fate that it found no supporters
and quickly disappeared into oblivion.
|Mercedes 170 Streamliner Erdmann & Rossi 1933
|Concept Cars, Road
Limited edition of 333 pieces
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