1908 Mercedes 150 HP Grand-Prix news, pictures, and information
On July 7th of 1908, Christian Lautenschlager drove one of the other two Brooklands to victory in the French Grand Prix with an average speed of 69 mph, while Otto Salzer set the lap record of 79 mph in the other at the same race. Both cars boasted 140 horsepower engines.
In late July of 1908, this car's engine capacity was increased to produce 150 horsepower, and both Lautenschlager and Salzer went on to pilot this car to victories in 1909. Also in 1909, Camille Jenatzy drove a 150 HP Grand Prix car in the World Championship race at Tervouten.
Renowned driver, Ralph De Palma, took this model to numerous victories as well, and gave it its well-deserved nickname, the 'Gray Ghost.'
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