Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
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Emil Jellineck, son of a Rabbi, was the Austrian Consul General in Nice, France, where he also sold cars. His daughters name 'Mercedes was choosen, because Panhard owned the rights to the Daimler name in France. Beside the German parent co. of Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, There was an English Daimler - Coventry, and an Austrian Daimler where Ferdinand Porsche worked. Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz are said to never have met in person. Daimler Benz pre dated another short lived Austrian import i.e. Adolf Hitler. An interesting footnone is Chevrolet. Louis Chevrolet, the co founder of the American car maker, was born in Switzerland and raised in Framce. A mechanical genius without a formal education, he won the 1920 Indy 500.