Koenig-Fachsenfeld, Reinhard von

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Koenig-Fachsenfeld, Reinhard von Gender: M
Wilhelm Reinhard von Koenig-Fachsenfeld
born on 19 March 1899 at 21:45 (= 9:45 PM )
Place Stuttgart, Germany, 48n46, 9e11
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 29°03' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 06°58 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 04°33'

Reinhard von Koenig-Fachsenfeld (the Mercedes SSKL streamlined racing car he designed)
photo: Unknown author, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de


German engineer, inventor, and automobile and motorcycle racing driver, who held numerous patents. In 1924 he became the first German motorcycle road master in history on a Cotton in the 250 cc class.

He designed a whole range of racing, record and test vehicles plus streamlined bodies for limousines which were placed on the chassis of renowned manufacturers. His greatest success was the streamlined Mercedes SSKL, which was manufactured by the vehicle bodybuilder Vetter in Cannstatt. With this vehicle Manfred von Brauchitsch won at the AVUS in Berlin in 1932.

In 1982 Freiherr Reinhard von Koenig-Fachsenfeld founded the Schloss Fachsenfeld Foundation. This permanent exhibition at Schloss Fachsenfeld gives an insight into his fundamental work in the field of vehicle aerodynamics.

Reinhard von Koenig-Fachsenfeld died on 9 March 1992 at age 92.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran birth and baptism registry entry (1900, page 296, no. 98).


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 92)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Other Engineer
  • Vocation : Sports : Race Bikes
  • Vocation : Sports : Race Cars
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator