Exclusive Mercedes-Benz Classic oldtimer driver cap

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Exclusive Mercedes-Benz Classic oldtimer driver cap

The handmade leather driver cap is made exclusively for Mercedes-Benz Classic. It impresses with its technical perfection and the highest quality. The inner lining has been given the original upholstery- look of the legendary 300 SL Gullwing.

Product details:

  • Mercedes-Benz Classic Edition
  • Exclusive handmade
  • High-quality button closure
  • 300 SL inner lining
  • Leather
  • Black
Back in the early 20th century it was an outwardly distinctive indicator of the high pace of innovation in automotive engineering and to the boldness of the drivers. After all, the extraordinary development of the automobile also translates into increasingly high top speeds. The Benz Patent Motor Car from 1886 reached a maximum speed of 16 km/h. Just a few years later, in 1901, the Mercedes 35 PS hit formidable 75 km/h, at which point the leather cap had long become a necessary item of protection gear. And in 1909, Victor Hémery broke the 200 km/h barrier for the first time in Europe in a Benz 200 PS record car (known as the “Blitzen Benz”) on the Brooklands motor racing circuit.

Not only the automobile, but also the aeroplane shaped the mobility of the modern age in the early 20th century. The tight-fitting leather caps worn by drivers for protection against wind and weather was also inspired by the pilots of the day.

The leather cap lives on in the classic automotive arena with its fascinating events. The accessory does, after all, go hand in hand with the outfits worn by drivers of early historic automobiles. Then there are, of course, the bold and daring ones who also switch off all systems when it’s cold outside and motor around like people did many decades ago: with an open roof and the all-important leather cap.

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