The German carmaker celebrated its 75th anniversary of the Silver Arrows at this year's Concours d'Elegance at Amelia Island that took place in March, where it showcased two vintage Silver Arrows. But Mercedes-Benz continues to celebrate and announced that five original competition race cars will be brought at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, making it the largest historical display of Silver Arrows in the United States.
"As the company that invented the automobile, Mercedes-Benz proudly celebrates its heritage each year at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance," said Mike Kunz, manager of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine, California. "This year's Silver Arrow and E-Klasse displays are supreme examples of Mercedes-Benz historical significance and major contributions within the automotive industry."
The Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows first competed in Berlin, followed by outings at the Nurburgring in late May and early June of 1934. Between 1934-1936, the Mercedes-Benz W 25 Silver Arrow scored 16 victories in Grand Prix and other major international races. The five authentic Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows to be displayed include a W 25, two W 154s, a W 194 and a W 196 R Streamliner.
According to the statement released by the manufacturer, the Silver Arrows display vehicles are part of the following museums:
- the W 25 was imported from the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany
- the W 154s and W 196 R are part of the Collier Museum collection
- the W 196 R is part of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum
- the W 194 has been borrowed from a private collector.