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1959 Mercedes Benz LP 333 platform truck

Stuttgart, Alemanha.


Referência no museu = E 6 M 3 C 2


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About the 1959 Mercedes Benz LP 333 platform truck


The LP 333 was popularly referred to as the millipede because of its two steered front axles. Mercedes-Benz introduced the new design in 1958 when the Federal German government imposed legal restrictions on the dimensions, axle loads and payloads of trucks to protect the railways from competition. The additional axle permitted a higher payload and enhanced the economic efficiency of the vehicle.


Cylinders 6

Displacement 660 cu in

Output 200 hp (147 kW)

at engine speed 2200/min

Top speed 57 mph

Payload capacity 20065 lbs

Production period 1958-1961

Units produced 1833


About the Mercedes-Benz Museum


The Mercedes-Benz Museum – A milestone in contemporary architecture


Located at the gates of the city, visitors to Stuttgart are greeted with the view of a unique new structure. Designed by UNStudio, one of the world's most respected architecture firms, the Mercedes‑Benz Museum is worth a visit for its design alone.


Ben van Berkel, joint founder and Director of UNStudio sums it up like this: "The Mercedes‑Benz Museum sets up an interface for a series of radical spatial principles in order to create a completely new typology."


One of the most outstanding aspects of this groundbreaking concept is the route taken by visitors through the Museum. They do not begin their visit to the exhibition at a conventional entrance at the base of the building. They are transported by lift to the top floor. Here they have the choice of two tours, during which they descend through the building. The paths of each tour meet on each floor, enabling visitors to switch between tours – the Collections tour and Legend tour – should they wish to do so.


120 years in the spirit of tradition


As inventors of the automobile, we are aware of our responsibilities. Our pursuit of perfection and passion for building cars have been an established tradition for 120 years. This tradition was extended in unique fashion in May 2006. At the birthplace of the automobile, Mercedes‑Benz stages an exciting journey through history, enabling you to experience the identity and legend of the brand.


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Taken on October 20, 2009