1925 Mercedes Type 8 Ladies' Bicycle   Chassis no. 23006

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Lot 101
1925 Mercedes Type 8 Ladies' Bicycle

Sold for € 10,925 (US$ 12,099) inc. premium
1925 Mercedes Type 8 Ladies' Bicycle
Chassis no. 23006
After Germany's capitulation in WWI, at the Treaty of Versailles the victorious Allies placed an embargo on the production of virtually anything of a military nature, forcing many of the country's engineering enterprises to seek new ways to keep their factories open and workforces employed. BMW, previously makers of aero engines, turned initially to the manufacture of cooking utensils and then to motorcycles, while Mercedes' plant at Marienfelde, Berlin was turned over in 1923 to making bicycles.

Built by Mercedes Fahrradwerke GmbH, this Type 8 ladies' bicycle has been restored to a very high standard. The machine remains in essentially its original specification, retaining the Mercedes three-pointed star to the front, to the saddle (the latter very rare) and to the chain wheel. In addition, there are Mercedes transfers on the frame tubing and rear mudguard, while the chain guard and luggage carrier are accessories made by Hebie. The perfect 'paddock transport' at any Mercedes gathering.

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1925 Mercedes Typ 8 Damenfahrrad
Rahmen-Nr. 23006

Nach der deutschen Kapitulation im Ersten Weltkrieg belegten die siegreichen Alliierten im Versailler Vertrag Deutschland mit einem Embargo auf die Produktion nahezu aller Waren militärischer Natur und zwangen so die Fabrikbesitzer, sich auf neue Wege zu besinnen, um ihre Werkshallen in Betrieb zu halten und ihre Arbeiter zu beschäftigen. BMW, vormals Hersteller von Flugmotoren, verlagerte sich zuerst auf die Produktion von Kochgeräten und dann auf Motorräder. Das Mercedes Werk in Berlin-Marienfelde wurde 1923 auf die Herstellung von Fahrrädern umgestellt.

Dieses Damenrad vom Typ 8 wurde von der Mercedes Fahrradwerke GmbH gebaut und wurde auf hohem Niveau restauriert. Es befindet sich weitestgehend in der originalen Spezifikation, mit dem Mercedes-Stern an der Front, am Sattel (letzterer sehr selten) und am Kettenrad. Zusätzlich sind am Rahmen und dem hinteren Schutzblech Mercedes Logos angebracht. Der Kettenschutz und der Gepäckträger sind Accessoires von Hebie. Das perfekte Rad für das Fahrerlager bei Mercedes-Treffen!
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1925 Mercedes Type 8 Ladies' Bicycle   Chassis no. 23006
1925 Mercedes Type 8 Ladies' Bicycle   Chassis no. 23006
1925 Mercedes Type 8 Ladies' Bicycle   Chassis no. 23006
1925 Mercedes Type 8 Ladies' Bicycle   Chassis no. 23006
1925 Mercedes Type 8 Ladies' Bicycle   Chassis no. 23006
1925 Mercedes Type 8 Ladies' Bicycle   Chassis no. 23006
1925 Mercedes Type 8 Ladies' Bicycle   Chassis no. 23006
1925 Mercedes Type 8 Ladies' Bicycle   Chassis no. 23006
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