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1921 6 Cylinder Benz-Mercedes Rabbit-The-First

This legendary aero-engine car lapped Brooklands at 113 mph and took the better part of a decade to restore.Comprised of a 1914 6-cylinder, 18.8-litre Benz aero engine installed in a 1910 chain-drive Mercedes chassis and considered a Benz-Mercedes.

source/image(PrtSc): Jay Leno’s Garage

Its nickname is Rabbit-the-First being the nickname of Lady Scarisbrick, who frequently rode with Lord Scarisbrick.

The car was a competitor with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and raced on the beach at Fanol Island, Denmark, in 1923, setting a record of 120 mph.Constructed in England in 1921 for E.T.Scarisbrick by C. H. Crowe & Company of London.


The famous “Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bangs” built for Count Zobrowski. Purchased by Peter Helck and his friend Charles Lytle in 1950 for $600 (equivalent to $6,300 today).Restored by Jim Hoe (a Duesenberg specialist) from 1962 to 1965 at a cost of $13,000 (equivalent to $103,000 today)