Due to its excellent engine with powerful torque and good acceleration values, the “Teardop” coupé was also predestined for participation in motor sports. A “Teardop” for instance achieved an impressive third place in the overall class segment during the 24-hour Le Mans race in 1938. Our model with the starting number 8, which we dedicated to the 1939 Le...
After participating in the 1952 Mille Miglia race, Mercedes-Benz was headed to the Swiss Grand Prix of Bern, where a rare treat for the audience was to take place. There was to be a simultaneous race with cars that possessed an engine 1.5 Liters or larger.
Alfa Romeo, one of the leading and most long-standing Italian car manufacturers, built a monument for itself with this car. The extraordinary styling design and distinctive looks of the vehicle have been admired and extolled all around the world ever since.
Big-name manufacturers of racing cars were always eager to meet the challenge of the endurance race of the world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 1961 French private drivers Jean Kerguen and his co-pilot Jacques Dewez joined the race with their Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, and they faired very well until bad luck struck at the last minute.