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Meet the Power Couple Behind the Benz in Mercedes-Benz

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Meet the Power Couple Behind the Benz in Mercedes-Benz

Hey gearheads. We know you love a good Mercedes-Benz. But did you know that our favorite luxury brand may never have existed without this crazy woman in the 19th century who took the very first long-distance car trip behind her husband's back?

They say behind every great man is a great woman, and Bertha Benz was certainly the perfect complement to inventor Karl Benz. She boldly took his automobile out in public and proved that it could be a reliable mode of transportation.

Not only was she bold, she had brains to go with it. The primitive automobile she stole broke down several times on her journey. She had the wits and know-how to repair it using only her hatpin and garter.

Truly an astonishing achievement, especially in the male dominated culture of the late 1800's. While Elizabeth Bennet was swooning over Darcy, and picking wild flowers, Bertha Benz was ripping off pieces of her clothes to act as a field mechanic to the world's first car. 

At Bay Auto Zone, we appreciate the fearless. That's why our pre-owned inventory is filled with bold and brilliant cars from high-end brands like Mercedes-Benz.

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