Mercedes-Benz 540 K Streamliner Restoration Story

Mercedes-Benz Classic have successfully restored the 540 K streamliner after thousands of hour hard work. The 540 K Streamliner was manufactured in 1936 right before the war started.

Mercedes 540 K Streamliner aluminium body

It is suppose to be a luxury car with speed in mind. The 540 K streamliner was designed and developed inside a wind tunnel. It is powered by 8 cylinders 5.4 Liter inline supercharged engine.

Mercedes 540 K Streamliner Wind Tunnel

The restoration takes thousands of hours with method and technical skills required them to hand build most of its components as in 1930’s. The car should complete a long distance race from Berlin to Rome back in early years before the war struck. You can watch full restoration project in the following video from Mercedes-Benz itself.

(Source: BenzInsider)

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