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1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster Doesn't Reach Expectations

A couple of weeks ago we told you about this gorgeous 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster, coachbuilt by Carrosserie J. Saoutchik, one of the rarest and most exclusive Mercedes' from the roaring twenties.
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Last year's Best of Show winner at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance was expected to fetch at least $10 million at this weekend's Monterey Classic Car Auction, making his owner a (even) rich(er) man in the process.

Sadly, the humongous roadster only went for eight and a quarter million, being overshadowed even by its 540K younger brother, who probably had a more interesting ownership history than this one-off.

The $8.25 million isn't exactly a disappointment by any standards, but, considering it is about 80% of its projected sale price you can a least say it is a bit of a downer.

With a gargantuan 6.9-liter inline-six cylinder engine that was helped by a supercharger, the streamlined 180 hp car could reach highly illegal speeds in 1928, even by today's standards. Even though its auction price went below estimates, we can only guess that the only way is up for the car's value.

 
 
 
 
 

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