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1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S

Chassis number : 35964

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Mercedes-Benz Model S
The Model S was the ultimate supercar of the late 1920s; with its powerful 6.8-liter engine it was both a race car and a fast road car, winning at the Nurburgring in 1927. This 1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S was first delivered to Mercedes Benz, New York in 1928. It was sent to be shown at the Los Angeles Motor Show as a rolling chassis with the hopes to lure wealthy Hollywood socialites. From this showing some famous personalities purchased Model S cars like The Rowe Sister's, Al Jolson, who bought two one for himself and one for his wife, actress Ruby Keeler. After the Motor Show Chassis 35964 was sent to Saoutchik Carrosserie in Paris to have a Cabriolet body built for its first owner Count de la Bastille of Monaco. There are only 7 Saoutchik bodies on left hand drive 'Model S' chassis', each being slightly different from the others. The current owner, who has had the car since 2005, has taken great pride in reconditioning it to her former glory. This unique open cabriolet has wonderful wood accents around the tops of the doors and along the rear deck lid. The cars engine, gearbox, and rear axle have been recently rebuilt, with very little mileage on them. The exterior is freshly painted in a high gloss black and all the bright work has been plated. The interior, trimmed in fresh black leather, is stunning, and the dash has been complete restored and is not only beautiful, but fully functional.

Source - Blackhawk Collection

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1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Mercedes-Benz Model S

(Data based on Model Year 1928 sales)
1928 Mercedes-Benz 26/120/180-S-Type Supercharged Sports Tourer
Chassis#: 35920
Sold for USD$5,395,000
  2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
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1928 MERCEDES-BENZ TYP S 26/120/180 SUPERCHARGED SPORTS TOURER
Chassis#: 35323
Sold for USD$4,812,500
  2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster by Carrosserie J. Saoutchik
Chassis#: 35949
Sold for USD$8,250,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
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1928 Mercedes-Benz 36/220 6.8-litre S-Type Four-Seat Open Tourer
Chassis#: 35906
Sold for USD$4,543,096
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1928 Mercedes-Benz S 26/180 Boattail Speedster
Sold for USD$3,740,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
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1928 Mercedes-Benz 26/120/180 S-type 6.8-litre supercharged Torpedo Roadster
Sold for USD$3,363,278
  2008 Bonhams - Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles Automobiles d'Exception
 

Mercedes-Benz Model Ss That Failed To Sell At Auction

1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1928 Mercedes-Benz S-Type 26/180 Sports Tourer359202017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $5,000,000$6,000,000
1928 Mercedes-Benz 26/120/180 Type S Sports 4 by Sindelfingen359472017 RM Sothebys : Monterey $3,500,000$4,000,000
1928 Mercedes-Benz 680 S Torpedo-Sport Avant-Garde by Saoutchik359492017 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba $6,500,000$8,000,000

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1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S Profiles

1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S vehicle information
Torpedo Roadster
Coachwork: Saoutchik
Chassis #: 35949
Engine #: 72151
1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S vehicle information
Saoutchik Cabriolet
Coachwork: Saoutchik
Chassis #: 35964
Engine #: 72166
1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S vehicle information
Tourer
Chassis #: 35947
Engine #: 71819
Build #: 40647
1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S vehicle information
Armbruster Roadster
Coachwork: Armbruster
Chassis #: 35213
1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S vehicle information
Boattail Speedster
Coachwork: Murphy
Chassis #: 35313
1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S vehicle information
Touring
Coachwork: Buhne
Chassis #: 35920
Engine #: 68674