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  1. Latest reference I could find. Not listed currently in the Blackhawk museum collection. This is from Pebble Beach 2009: A couple of more pictures here: http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/gallery/17644/Mercedes-Benz-S-Saoutchik-Cabriolet.html In other news, the 1928 Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster sold last week in Monterey for $8,250,000. http://www.rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm?lot_id=1061167
  2. Does anyone have any images showing the raising/stowing of a 1932 Roadster convertible top? Specifically, what keeps the rear bottom "snap rail" snug to the body? Thanks.
  3. Just a wild guess -- Sindelfingen is the name of the town; would Sindelfinger mean "a resident" of that town, such as Hamburger, Frankfurter, New Yorker?
  4. If you haven't already talked with them, contact Chrome Tech USA for information.
  5. $7.5 million Friday night classic car auctions in Monterey top $86 million in sales - latimes.com
  6. Any knowledge of what type of wood might be used on the dash of this 1933 710 SS?
  7. Interesting article on Voisin in today's L.A. Times. Thanks in part to Peter Mullin, there is renewed interest in spending big bucks on the cars. Seems like Voisin was quite a character and went out in lavish style, surrounded by women and luxury. Interest in the Voisin brand among classic car collectors revs up - latimes.com
  8. Question: I am confused about conflicting information regarding Lauren's Count Trossi SSK and The Black Prince. Are they one and the same? I've found pictures identified as The Black Prince that differ from the Trossi pictures (different fender treatments, mostly), and the Lauren book doesn't use the term "Black Prince," nor does the information at Paul Russell's website. Hard to find authoritative answers on this one.
  9. The body of this car and the 1928 - 1934 SS are very similar, in fact, nearly identical, though the SS had 3 exhausts. I wonder how much was adapted and more of the story.
  10. Hey, Al. I came across an RM Auctions page and it appears you (or your father?) owned this car for a while. This seems like a silly question, but there aren't too many 540K Cabriolets to look at here in East Tennessee, so let me ask this: How does the canvas convertible boot fit over the down top? Are there slits in it to accommodate the landau hinges?
  11. Mr. Burden seems so interesting that I looked him up online and came across this 2010 memoir about the family by Wendy Burden, which looks like a witty and fascinating read. It's called "Dead End Gene Pool," and I've got to buy it. 3.10.10: Dead End Gene Pool | New York Social Diary
  12. I don't have a dog in this fight, and this is so obvious to say, but Daimler/Mercedes as a company was certainly part of the Nazi war machine, along with other auto manufacturers and many famous brands today, and Uhlenhaut, Porsche, et al, spent a brief time in prison after the war. It is also claimed that many car manufacturers like VW carried on wartime production with Nazi-provided slave labor. But personally, I think it's not productive to carry such observations further. In any case, there's still a lot of choice among pre-Nazi and postwar German cars. The sad fact is, if everybody decide
  13. Interesting tidbits of information about the Von Krieger 540K coming up for auction at Pebble Beach this Sunday. Jay Leno says he'll be there, but won't bid on Nazi-era German cars. 1936 Mercedes could break record at Pebble Beach auction | Auto news | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
  14. I had a discussion with a friend recently and said that for the 500K and 540K, plus others, that chrome wire wheels were not standard and were available only by special order. He replied that he thought these cars were ONLY special order, with no standard production models and no real dealership or showroom network. I had to admit I didn't know. I just assumed there were standard catalog versions, with options and special orders available, and the cars could be purchased through authorized agents. Road & Track said they were "often" purchased by special order. Does anyone know about the di
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