1939 Mercedes Benz W154 Rear Tank Upper Fuel Window.
Vintage Fest 2009 Limerock Park. Limerock,CT
The W154 had a massive 88 gallon combined fuel capacity between its fore and aft mounted tanks. These tanks contained a highly toxic mixture of methyl alcohol, nitrobenzene, acetone, and sulfuric either needed to make the 480 hp the twin Roots supercharged engine was capable of. Average fuel consumption during a race was approx. 2.8 mpg. Checking the level of the highly combustible mixture was done through these windows as not to risk unnecessary exposure during race time
1939mercedesbenzW154 Rear Tank Upper Fuel Window.Vintage Fest 2009 Limerock Park. LimerockCT