MODEL: 17/35 PS, Landaulet
MANUFACTURE: Motoren-Fabrik "PROTOS"GmbH ( 1899-1908 )
PLACE: Berlin-Reinickendorf, Germany
MOTOR: petrol, 4 cylinder in-line, with 2 side-valves per cylinder., 4560
cm3; Claudel carburetor; Bosch ignition system with magento-distributor;
water cooled; handle start. Power: 35 HP at 1250 rpm or 40 HP at 1400 rpm.
TRANSMISSION: 4 speed manual gearbox with reverse, propeller shaft to rear
CHASSIS: separate pressed-steel chassis frame; pedal brake acting on
transmission axle and hand brake drums ( used as parking brake ).
Suspension by semi-elliptic leaf spring. Right-hand drive steering system.
Michelin artillery type wood-spoke wheels and tubed tyres: front 875 X 105
mm, rear 880 X 120 mm.
COACHWORK: made by Jos Neuss ( Berlin ) , Landaulet type, body in wood,
with 6 seats, mudguards in steel.
DIMENSIONS: wheelbase: 3200 mm, distance between wheels: 1400 mm, overall
length: 4450mm, height: 2120 mm, weight: 1550 kg.
TOP SPEED: 80 km/h. 80 km/h.
FUEL CONSUMPTION: 3 km/l3 km/l
PRICE IN 1908: M$ 23.985,50 ( Deutsche Marks ), US$ 33.137.64 ( US Dollar
), Rs 104:284$167 ( Brazilian Real ). In 1996 currency the value of the car
would be US$ 566, 288.91 ( Bando de Dados/IBRE/FGV ).
RESEACH: Guilherme Pfisterer ( Member of the National Historical Museum’s
Friends Association and coordinator of the PROTOS’ restoration ).