Ultra-Rare Vintage Mercedes Heads To Auction After Six Decades In A Garage

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After 60 years spent sitting a 1928 Mercedes-Benz 26/120/180 'S' Type Sports Tourer that has been in the same family since new will head to auction in September.

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When they were new the supercharger equipped S series Mercedes were among the fastest cars in the world thanks to their 100mph top speed. Any S series is valuable and sought after, but the story of this particular car will likely make it even more appealing to buyers when it crosses the auction block at Bonhams' Goodwood Revival sale on September 15.

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Even though it was last used in the 1950s, this recently discovered vintage Mercedes runs as it should. The car is completely original and unrestored. Combined with the fact the car has been in the same family since new, we'd say the car will likely command a price quite a bit higher than the £1.5m ($2.34m) figure mentioned in Bonhams' press release announcing the sale.

Hat tip to Jagvar!
[Daily Sun]

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people when are the yanks going to realise now that power and speed are produced using technology and clever ideas(there is where americans fall the most short).

American cars are all engine size and nothing else I mean really do u need a 7 litre car to achieve a 0-60 time of +-4secs ....

NO!

and the only reaon why people are nostalgic about american cars is due to that fact that they where the first "cheap" big engine cars wipee skip.

you have subaru's and skyline's nocking the shit out of american boats on a stock level and little honda's doing it with a couple of modes. and still pulling of the whole handling thing off

(for the americans thats when you have to turn the steering wheel left and right for CORNERS!)

I wount even think of comparing european cars becuase there is just no comtest.

AMERICANS ANSWER TO EVERYTHING THING IS GO BIGGER.

most countries dont have the defense force budget to go sieze oil from poor 3rd world countries to fill up their 7litre cars