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1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S

Chassis number : 35213

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The Ferdinand Porsche-designed Mercedes-Benz S Type was introduced in 1927 as a racing version of the 4-liter Type 400 and 6.3-liter Type 630 touring cars. With a 6.8-liter engine set further back in the lowered and shortened chassis, the S-Type was unbeatable in its first race at the Nurburgring.

This Mercedes-Benz SS started life as an S Rennwagen owned by Prince Hohenlohe-Langenburg and raced by Rudolf Caracciola and Has Stuck. it was a common practice back then to replace the body of race cars with something more comfortable when their racing days were over. Accordingly, this car was sent back to Mercedes-Benz to be upgraded to SS specification, then on to Ambruster in Vienna to be fitted with lovely new Cabriolet coachwork. Ambruster was acclaimed as one of the finest Austrian coachbuilders, having built carriages for the Imperial Court. After being used in Europe, the car was exported to the United States, where it was owned by Tom Barrett for a time and eventually passed into the Keller Collection. The car was later restored in two tones of red with crocodile upholstery, like the original.

When the car first arrived in the United States it was painted in the white German racing colors although the current two-tone red paintwork shows off the car's unusual scalloped door panels to advantage.

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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
1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S image  1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S image  
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
1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S image  1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S image  
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
1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S image  1928 Mercedes-Benz Model S image  
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