Lot 128

1903 Mercedes-Simplex 60 HP 'Roi des Belges'

Coachwork by J. Rothschild et Fils

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SOLD $12,105,000


In excess of $10,000,000



Car Highlights

Among the Finest and Most Significant of All Antique Automobiles

One of Only Five Original 60 HP Mercedes Known to Survive

Built for British Publishing Magnate and Motoring Pioneer Alfred Harmsworth

Set the Fastest Times at Nice Speed Week and Castlewellan Hill Climb in 1903

Exhibited at Beaulieu for More than Six Decades; Multiple London-to-Brighton Run Veteran

Offered from 121 Years of Single Family Ownership

Technical Specs

9,236 CC F-Head Inline 4-Cylinder Engine

Single Zenith Carburetor

60 HP at 1,100 RPM

4-Speed Manual Transaxle with Dual-Chain Drive

2-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes with Transmission Brake

Front Beam Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

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