Caracciola - Tripoli 1938
Posted 01 August 2002 - 13:53
But there's another picture (source Mercedes-Benz archive) claiming also to show Caracciola's W154 at Trripoli, and in my opinion this is Tripoli in fact, proven by the stone wall, and the Delahaye streamliner in the back. But the r/n in my opinion is never 26 ...!
Posted 01 August 2002 - 14:33
Posted 01 August 2002 - 14:48
If difgferent cars, M-B used practice cars on occasion and that might explain the difference?
Posted 01 August 2002 - 15:24
Posted 01 August 2002 - 17:09
Yes, Caracciola's car carried indeed racing number 26 at the Tripoli race.
Mercedes-Benz cars number 26, 44 and 46 all had a small air intake on the left top behind the hood (bonnet for U.K. folks), whereas the T car -the fourth Mercedes- had not. A little air scoop at the center front edge of the hood was common to all four cars.
Posted 01 December 2010 - 21:11
In my opinion the number is the same - 26. We just can see only a piece of inverted 6 on the bonnet the nose of which is up in the picture.
But the r/n in my opinion is never 26 ...!
Edited by Stuntflyer, 01 December 2010 - 21:16.