PreWar Mercedes Benz in CCCA - General Posted November 4, 2018 · Edited November 4, 2018 by edinmass (see edit history) Ok, the streamliner had 115/180 horsepower according to MB. That was stock. The car had a faster rear end ratio......2.9 instead of 3.1 so not quite stock, but we will call it that. I wasn’t aware how short the wheelbase was, it surprised me. So for it’s size and weight we shal call it “fast”. Top speed without the blower was 99mph. 112 mph with the blower engaged. Seems the “find” was in a storage area at MB and the had the rear end and the frame, that’s about it. The rest was built from factory extras they had on hand, so the car is 15 percent original components at best..........so is it “a restored original” or a modern replica. My vote is a modern replica. Still a neat car, and the build was done in 14 months, quite an accomplishment. so the car probably cost 15 to 20 k. Ten times the cost of an 851 SC Auburn speedster. And five times the cost of a Pierce 12 Roadster.