First Daimler 4W-Car lost during the 1.WW in GSWA?

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First Daimler 4W-Car lost during the 1.WW in GSWA?

Post by Tanzania » 12 Oct 2020 17:43

First Daimler 4W-Car lost during the 1.WW in GSWA?

Just a car; - but . . .

In 1907 Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (today: Mercedes-Benz) developed the first vehicle with four-
wheel drive and all-wheel steering that was suitable for the desert. It was named after the then State
Secretary Bernhard Dernburg
. From 1908 the car was in test use in DSWA by the state police until
the beginning of the war.

1907-Daimler-Dernburg-Wagen-In-the-Field.jpg
Original source:
http://www.seriouswheels.com/1800-1919/ ... 80x960.htm


“ . . . After it, and after the end of German colonialism, all trace of the “Dernburg” was
lost – its fate is unknown. Paul Ritter, its driver and mechanic, returned to Marienfelde
in 1919 where he once more found employment with Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft.”


Further Links:
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dernburg-Wagen
https://media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite ... id=9272050
http://www.seriouswheels.com/cars/top-1 ... -Wagen.htm


Does anyone have any further information about what happened to the car during and after the war?
Are there any South African sources that mention that very special car?

Cheers Holger

Cheers Holger
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