1930→1943 Mercedes-Benz 770 Großer

1930→1943 Mercedes-Benz 770 Großer

The ‘Grand Mercedes’ – model 770 – was launched at the Paris Motor Show in October 1930. A representative car designed to meet the most exacting demands, the 770 featured an eight-cylinder inline engine with a displacement of 7.7 liters, available either without supercharger (150 hp) or with supercharger (150 hp/200 hp). Incidentally, only thirteen buyers decided against the supercharger.

Only a small number of 770s were built at the Mercedes-Benz-Werk in Untertürkheim. The W07 platform 770 was produced from 1930 through to 1938 to a total of 117 cars while the wartime W150 carried the production into 1943 and added 88 additional units.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1930 – 1943
built atUntertürkheim, Germany
engineTwin Spark M150 Inline-8
valvetrain2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed1 Mercedes-Benz Triple-Jet Double Carburetor
displacement7655 cc / 467.1 in³
bore95 mm / 3.74 in
stroke135 mm / 5.31 in
power171.5 kw / 230 bhp @ 3200 rpm
specific output30.05 bhp per litre
driven wheelsSteel over Oval Tube Frame
front tires8.25-17
rear tires8.25-17
front brakesHydraulic Drums w/Bosch-Dewandre Vacuum Booster
rear brakesHydraulic Drums w/Bosch-Dewandre Vacuum Booster
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs
r suspensionDe Dion Axle w/Double Coil Springs
wheelbase3880 mm / 152.8 in
front track1600 mm / 63.0 in
rear track1650 mm / 65.0 in
length6000 mm / 236.2 in
width2070 mm / 81.5 in
height1800 mm / 70.9 in
top speed~160.9 kph / 100 mph

Auction Sales History


1931 Mercedes-Benz 770 Cabriolet D (W 07) Coachwork by Sindelfingen 85205/R.B07/4

Reputedly costing 47,500 RM when new, the Cabriolet D offered here is one of only 18 produced and comes with a copy of the its original factory order form. Chassis number ‘85205’ was delivered in Berlin on 18th August 1931 to the German actor, dancer and theatre/film director Erik Charell.

Auction Source: The Mercedes-Benz Sale 2015 by Bonhams

1943 Mercedes-Benz 770 K W150 Pullman Limousine 150006/0030150006/0030

Of the nine examples built, this Pullman Limousine is one of only three examples known to exist, and the only car that is intact and in operable condition. Not only is it a correct, complete car, it is a superb example that has retained its integrity and immense character, making it an ideal choice for serious collectors.

Auction Source: 2010 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction