Benz Spider, 1902.

Mercedes-Benz Classic Calendar 2015.
  • Classic Calendar 2015 – October.

  • Benz Spider, 1902.

    The Benz Spider, like the other vehicles from Mannheim built between 1901 and 1902, marked a change of course at Benz: the transition from the classic motor car with a rear engine and belt drive to the contemporary automobile with a front engine, integrated radiator and gear transmission. In 1960, the compact and sporty two-seater with a front-mounted two-cylinder boxer engine took part in the annual London-Brighton Veteran Car Run, open only to vehicles built no later than 1904.