In the past there were numerous discussions about the colour of the first Mercedes silver arrow.
Was it white or was it silver when it was presented for the first time during a race?
I don’t think it is necessary to discuss this any further. Most of us now know/believe that the white Mercedes story was a fudge.
What we do know is that the prototypes could have been white.
But how about the Auto Union's?
For instant this picture of an Auto-Union P-wagen prototype from 1933.
It looks a lot like the later long-tail P-wagens from 1934 but it is clear that there was still a lot work done before its first appearance at its record attempts in march at the AVUS in 1934.
Overall it looks a little ruff and not or even less refined as the first P-wagens that came in action in 1934.
Aldo it has a nice policed nose.
What I find intriguing is that It appears to be a white car (apart from the nose).
The rims are almost certainly white and the colour of the rest of the car matches the rims.
What is your opinion on this car?
Was there an white Auto Union?
And if it was indeed white. Why did they change it to silver?
Edited by Blauwewolk, 19 October 2017 - 18:46.