• Type 
    Automobilia
  • Lot number 
    18
  • Location

Description

This stunning evocation of Mercedes-Benz's outstandingly successful W25 'Silver Arrow' Grand Prix car is sure to delight the junior enthusiast. Built to the governing body's new formula, which stipulated a maximum weight of only 750kg, the W25 was introduced for the 1934 Grand Prix season and in 1935 won the revived European Championship with German driver Rudolf Caracciola at the wheel. Caracciola won four out of the 1935 European Championship's seven races, claiming victories in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Spain, and would be crowned European Champion on two further occasions (1937 and '38) in the Mercedes-Benz W125 and W154 respectively.

Built by an accomplished expert in the field, and carrying Caracciola's number '2', this beautifully crafted child's car is powered by a 125cc four-stroke engine producing 9bhp. Notable features include single forward and reverse gear transmission; electric starter; thick glassfibre bodywork; front drum brakes; fabric/leather seat; and a removable steering wheel. Top speed is between 45 and 65km/h and this 'Silver Arrow' can accommodate children between 5-12 years old.

Length: 280cm
Width: 125cm
Height: 80cm

280cm (L) x 125 (W) x 80cm (H)


Bonhams 1793
101 New Bond Street
London
W1S 1SR
United Kingdom
Contact Person Kontaktperson
First name 
Bonhams Collectors’ Car department

Phone 
+44-2074685801
Fax 
+44-2074477401