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On 4/4/2020 at 9:49 AM, alsancle said:

So this should give some of you a chuckle.   Watch big Al's face when the car starts.  I want to point out that this car always starts so I'm not sure what he's shocked about.

 

 

Love it 

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1 hour ago, Davlet said:

https://hymanltd.com/vehicles/6681-1934-horch-780-b-sport-cabriolet-cabriolet/

 

This is not a Mercedes but looks great. But ther is aback graound on a car... please be advised...

 

Dav,

 

I think the price and the following paragraph give away the issue.   Btw,  I've sat in this car and it is beautiful.

 

This rare and elegant Horch is one of a handful of late-production Type 780 B models in existence, featuring gorgeous sport cabriolet coachwork by Gläserkarosserie, GmbH. This stunning automobile was meticulously restored to a very high standard by a noted marque specialist, with subtle improvements for relaxed, enjoyable touring. This car was the third-from-last 780 B chassis constructed, delivered to an unknown owner in 1934. After World War II, it made its way to Belarus, where it spent the next six decades quietly hidden away. At the time of its discovery in 2005, the original coachwork was long lost, so the restorers paired it with this marvelous and well-preserved Sportcabriolet body, understood to be a Gläser creation first fitted to a Horch Type 710 chassis.

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On 6/17/2020 at 3:17 PM, MB Streamliner said:

Engine for identification. This is the Nurb. 500 motor but the motor is different from the original.

Who knows about these differences?

500 gen motor.jpg

 

 

 

 

Isn't it engine from the 24KV generator?

 

Exhaust outgoing up and missing fuel pump...

 

Dad.

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Hello,

I’m new to this forum. I’m looking for 380k, 500k and 540k parts. If anyone here has or knows someone who has original parts for sale please let me know. I can also help with parts I have in stock if someone is looking. I have 2 projects now, one 540k cab b, and one 500k, i need parts for the body in the picture 500k cab c.

Martin Biernacki

39257BC2-4CD4-4DE1-BCC8-74100A523C88.jpeg

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54 minutes ago, MBK said:

Hello,

I’m new to this forum. I’m looking for 380k, 500k and 540k parts. If anyone here has or knows someone who has original parts for sale please let me know. I can also help with parts I have in stock if someone is looking. I have 2 projects now, one 540k cab b, and one 500k, i need parts for the body in the picture 500k cab c.

Martin Biernacki

39257BC2-4CD4-4DE1-BCC8-74100A523C88.jpeg

 

 

Is that the one from Poland?

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3 minutes ago, Davlet said:

 

 

Is that the one from Poland?

No not from Poland, it is in Poland now but originally from midwest in US. Sat for 50 years in previous owner's garage. I shipped it to Poland to restore. Why did you think of Poland? Have you heard of this car or maybe someone elses? 

 

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Few interesting Mercedes for sale today at Bonham's Quail auction.    Aggressive estimates in my humble opinion,  but we shall see.    30 years ago when my dad was selling his car the town car was offered up as a partial trade.

 

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25839/lot/26

 

https://images2.bonhams.com/image?src=Images/live/2020-07/13/24992595-2-3.jpg&width=640&height=480&autosizefit=1

 

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25839/lot/29

 

https://images2.bonhams.com/image?src=Images/live/2020-07/17/24992595-1-1.jpg&width=640&height=480&autosizefit=1

 

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25839/lot/33/

 

https://images2.bonhams.com/image?src=Images/live/2020-07/17/24992595-3-41.jpg&width=640&height=480&autosizefit=1

 

The Tourenwagen sold for 1.5 in a much stronger market a few years ago.   Not sure why the estimate would be 500k more.

 

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo17/monterey/lots/r197-1936-mercedes-benz-500-k-offener-tourenwagen-by-sindelfingen/430292

 

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This 500k sold for 362k all in at Bonhams Amelia and was the cheapest decent running 500k/540k I've seen in the last 20 years.   If you don't mind RHD it was quite the deal.

 

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25719/lot/185/

 

<b>1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Four-Passenger Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 123689<br />Engine no. 123689

 

The ex-William Lassiter Jr., Paul Karassik
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Four-Passenger Tourer
Coachwork by Mayfair Carriage Works Ltd. of London

Chassis no. 123689
Engine no. 123689

5,019cc OHV Inline 8-cylinder Engine with Rootes Supercharger
160bhp at 3400rpm With Blower Engaged
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*One of just eight RHD 500K chassis delivered to England for custom coachwork
*Believed to be the only Mayfair-bodied 500K
*Matching numbers
*Restored in the 1990s
*Lightweight aluminum body
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