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1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster by J. Saoutchik to be Sold at Monterey

Even though it takes place during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance the Monterey Classic Car Auction is still an established and most of all special event for vintage car fans everywhere.
1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster by J. Saoutchik 27 photos
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Feasting our eyes through the classic cars lot that will be presented by RM Auctions during the 16-17 August event a very special car popped up. None other than last year's Best of Show winner at the coveted Concours d'Elegance, it will probably be the most expensive car to be auctioned at Monterey.

Indeed, we're talking about the Carrosserie J. Saoutchik-bodied 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster, one of the rarest and most interesting coachbuilt Mercedes' of the 1920s.

Meticulously restored by Paul Russell and Company, the car was originally displayed at the 1929 New York Auto Salon and is the only known survivor of the three short-windshield examples that were ever built.

Featuring a 6.789 cc single-overhead cam inline six with dual carburetors and a Roots-type supercharger, the gorgeous roadster had no less than 180 horsepower to play with in 1929. We're talking about an era when the age of custom horse-drawn coaches was coming to an end, with the coachbuilding art migrating towards high-end automobiles.

There are currently no estimations about the figures the car will achieve at the auction, but we're pretty sure this rare piece of automotive history won't sell cheap.

 
 
 
 
 

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