Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
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RE: Three-Pointed Star or Silver Arrow
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