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  1. Would have had a good chance for BOS at Concours of Texas last Sunday.
  2. And no %$#@# whitewalls!!!!
  3. Mine didn't come with a bicycle.
  4. http://newatlas.com/mercedes-benz-special-roadster/47170/ Nice summary of Special Roadster sales. He suggests that rising prices for Cabs may surpass the value of Nawrocki or Prahl roadsters, and that eventually owners may turn the replica roadsters back into Cabs. I think that's very unlikely, considering the reason people rebody is for the styling, not the dollar value. My understanding is that the Cabs sold better in the 30's because there was room for 4 people and luggage, and that's what was needed for daily drivers. I don't see a day when a collector of these cars is going to say, "Gee, I think I'll spend another million on this beautiful $2M roadster to give it more seats and luggage space."
  5. RM will have a Cab B at Amelia Island in March. 130921 last sold at auction in 2001 for $313,500, so the owner stands to make a profit (unless there were private sales more recently). Says 540K but has 500K body style with louvered bonnet. Nice looking car but not restored to perfection. Looks like something straight out of the 70's in fire engine red and ghastly white walls.
  6. Anyone going to Arizona car week in January?
  7. All the photos are closeups. Can't really get a sense of proportions. Looks like interesting work, but not going to fool anyone who knows these cars. I wonder if the wheelbase is anywhere near correct.
  8. First 500/540K auction of the new year, @ RM Arizona. Went for $4.6M in 2011, $7.5M in 2013. One-off, but not the best looking roadster (probably why it has been auctioned 3 times in 3.5 years). I predict no sale, high bid $5M. Hope I'm wrong.
  9. Thank you for posting the information here. I will spend some time on your blog. Nice that you have posted German license plate registration codes.
  10. I'll take it, and it won't cost you but $1500.
  11. I agree with alsancle. If (1) you can prove this car left the factory as a Sindelfingen roadster, (2) you find an original 540K engine and (3) you restore to factory specs with no shortcuts, then you might have something worth spending $1M or more on. If you aren't willing to do an exact restoration, sell it as is to someone who will. I don't know about overseas, but in the US, you'd be looking at at least five years' work. If you can prove it is an original roadster with no title disputes, I might know someone interested in buying what you have.
  12. The Hans Prym family Spezial Roadster sold today for approximately $5,925,000 (4.6M Euro + 15% commission). A little over $2M increase in price (approx 60%) in five years, so it's difficult to argue it should have gone for more, but I thought it would almost double in value.
  13. The Hans Prym family Spezial Roadster sold today for approximately $5,925,000 (4.6M Euro + 15% commission). A little over $2M increase in price (approx 60%) in five years, so it's difficult to argue it should have gone for more, but I thought it would almost double in value. It has doubled in value since RM sold it in 2001.
  14. The Cab A from P.B.C.
  15. Here is the Maybach from P.B.C.