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Three-Pointed Star or Silver Arrow

Which is it officially (if there is an officla name)?

And what do you like to call it?

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RE: Three-Pointed Star or Silver Arrow

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The three pointed star goes back to Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybachs motorworks, before the company merged with Karl Benz. It stands for land, air and sea. When the weight of the white painted racing cars was 1 kilogram over the minimum weight, the racing manager ordered the paint scraped off. With their exposed shiny aluminium body, the name silver arrow was born by accident. Cheerio, Horst K
might you mean maximum weight? Cool story though.
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Thanks for pointing that out d h banana, its max. weight. Of all the things I lost, I miss my mind the most. Horst K
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The three pointed star dates back to Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybachs motorworks before the merger with Karl Benz company. It stands for land, air and sea. When the weight of the white painted racing cars was one kilogram over the maximum weight, the racing manager ordered the paint scraped off. With their exposed shiny aluminium body, the name silver arrow was born by accident. Cheerio, Horst K
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I recently bought a new one from Germany for my Unimog. The label says: "MERCEDESSTERN"

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