1888 Daimler Engine for Graf Zeppelin Airship

“…10 August 1888: on this day, at 9 o’clock in the morning, the airship belonging to Dr Friedrich Hermann Wölfert begins a journey spanning more than four kilometres starting from Daimler’s factory courtyard and ending at the Aldingen parade ground near Kornwestheim.

Whilst the floatation panel of the airship, filled with hydrogen gas, mainly overcomes gravity, the 1.8 kW (2.5 hp), high-speed Daimler single-cylinder engine powers the two propellers (horizontal and vertical) and is therefore responsible for propulsion and trimming. On this morning, it becomes clear that the four-stroke engine has great potential as an aircraft engine.” from Mercedes Benz Group Media.

This re-creation was built from scratch by William Eggers, Master Craftsman.

1898 Daimler Truck

Featured in the January/February 2019 issue of The Star, the Mercedes-Benz Club of America’s Magazine! Many thanks to The Star for graciously allowing us to re-post the article. Written by Gary Anderson with Bill Eggers and Jennifer Ortiz and photos by Sean Aryai and Bill Eggers. You can read more about the 1898 Daimler–from framing to final construction–by clicking here or turn to page 50 in your magazine!

Birth of the first conventional platform truck (pick up truck) with the engine located over the front axle.

Three speeds and reverse, water-cooled, 5 HP – 2 cylinder gas engine and rear shoe brake. Used mainly for delivering beer from Germany to London.

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1886 Daimler Motor Carriage Replica

The world’s first four-wheeled car. Just finished! The original Daimler Motor Carriage was burned up in a museum fire. My recreation was duplicated from a replica in the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart-Untertrkheim, Germany.

This is a static reproduction for a museum or private collector. Call for pricing.


Goldleaf version:



1885 Daimler Reitwagen Replica


The internal combustion engine was invented for the 1885 Daimler Reitwagen. The original Daimler in no longer in existence due to fire, but this custom hand-crafted replica is currently available for sale. Ideal for museums and private collectors. Call for pricing.

To see Bill Egger’s personal 1885 Daimler Reitwagen Replica, enjoy the video above. Please note: the running version of the Daimler is not for sale.