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Started by floyd111, 22 April 2020, 05:22 AM

floyd111

A much lesser known model from the famous Fracassi Trossi that was restored in all it's glory. How cool was this Trossi SSK? I have not been able to find a surviving model.

rumb

Could you just imagine motoring around the countryside in one of those? Even if the suspension was not that great it must of been magnificent. The sound of the engine!  I read that most all of the early MB road beasts were only affordable to the very rich.
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

ptashek

I've easily spent an hour in the MB museum just admiring the red 540K cabriolet they have on display. It's gorgeous.

They're about 7 million euro, if they ever pop-up for sale. It will be the very first thing I'll buy if I get that sort of cash to spend one day :)

Early MBs were very much a high-earner, upper-class vehicle. The economics of post-WW1 and post-WW2 Germany have done away with it rapidly.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

petecon

Wow! That's a beautiful car indeed!

floyd111


UTn_boy

Ah the Adenauer.  The chassis that looks, smells, and feels like a million bucks.  But when you ride in one or drive one you have zero satisfaction, and you think....."this thing drives and rides worse than a Model T."......it's true...they do. 
1966 250se coupe`,black/dark green leather
1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3,papyrus white/dark red leather
1975 450se, pine green metallic/green leather
1973 300sel 4.5,silver blue metallic/blue leather
1979 450sel 516 red/bamboo

floyd111

Never know! I sat in one, parked. Seat felt like a million bucks indeed, as did the interior in general
Unbelievable them ain't a presidential ride.

floyd111

I don't think anyone could get more out of this car. ;D

BCK1963

Only the Titanic sits deeper.

A hopefully sound translation of a german saying to very low riding cars of the cheap show-off Kind.
Bernd

1976 Merc 6.9  since 2013

BCK1963

I am from Schaffhausen / Switzerland. In spring this year on a car meeting in Zurich I met a guy with a /8 with an air suspension.
Here in Switzerland original cars in a very good and original condition get the veterans status. It doesn't save you much compared to modern cars but I guess without the vet status you would have even more problems driving them.
Driving cars in Switzerand in general is a real rip.
The /8 will probably not have gotten the vets status since the guy told me that every ca.6 years before the official technical inspection he removes the air suspension and re-installs the original.
Bernd

1976 Merc 6.9  since 2013

floyd111

You're not wrong, but I'm not a big C123 fan.
If I'd have to drive one, this would be fun for the day, though.

floyd111

 :)

Jed

Quote from: floyd111 on 17 July 2020, 11:42 PM
I don't think anyone could get more out of this car. ;D

I am not a fan of lowering our cars but this does look very mean! In a good way!
1979 Mercedes 6.9 #5206 - restored
1979 Mercedes 6.9 #6424 - ongoing restoration
1976 Mercedes 6.9 #484 - restoration?

floyd111

Can't help it. gets me each time.. :)

floyd111

O yeah... That's a ride I'd like! 8)