This 1928 mercedesbenz 680 s, complete with its lowslung torpedo roadster body by carrosserie j. The coachbuilders encyclopedia saoutchik saoutchik mercedes benz 680 s torpedo saoutchik mercedes benz 680 s torpedo roadster 1928. Saoutchik torpedo roadster portfolio paul russell and. The racer was constructed using preexisting road version mercedes vehicles, mainly the 400 and 630 models. View photos of the 1928 mercedes benz saoutchik bodied 680s. The stars of the forward look mopar appreciation society. Saoutchik, of paris, is a perfect example of coachbuilding of.
A 1928 mercedes benz 680s saoutchik torpedo has taken the 2012 pebble beach concours delegance best of show. Combining the best of german engineering and french design, this 1928 mercedes benz 680s with torpedo coachwork by j. This mercedesbenz sports car, dubbed the 680s saoutchik torpedo, was a marvel of its era, as it featured a perfect mixture of styling from. Ilario 1928 mercedes benz 680 s saoutchik torpedo il43058 beige 1. This saoutchik mercedes benz 680 s torpedo will headline rmsothebys villa derba sale.
Saoutchik mercedes benz 680s torpedo 1927 coachbuild. The best of show award for the 2012 concours delegance has been announced. The hides used in this old car to create the lizard skin interior were supplied by alpina, a company that sourced products from the french colonies in southeast asia. Thats it behind them being used as a storage shelf for old magazines.
A classic 1928 mercedes benz 680 s saoutchik torpedo was crowned best of show at the 2012 pebble beach concours delegance, the 7th win for mercedes benz at one of the worlds most prestigious. Best in show is a mercedes 680s sauotchik torpedo carbuzz. Three days later as most of you know by now, this masterpiece went on to win best of. The 1928 mercedes benz 680 s in our pictures was ordered as a rolling chassis and sent to parisian avant garde coachbuilder carrosserie j. This 1928 mercedes benz 680s, complete with its lowslung torpedo roadster body by carrosserie j. Mercedesbenz 680 s torpedo roadster 1928 coachbuilt by saoutchik. The 1929 new york auto show car and best of show at the 2012 pebble beach concours delegance, the car is. The beautiful trim wood, known as purpleheart, was also sourced out of. Mercedesbenz 680 s saoutchik torpedo roadster heads to. Paul and judy andrews 1928 mercedes benz 680s saoutchik torpedo is seen here being driven by paul russell on the pebble beach tour last thursday on its way to big sur.
The california spider was just one of many cars found that day including. Highly decorated, classic benz returns to the scene of the crime to find a. Featuring 10 mercedes benz 680s saoutchik torpedo highresolution photos and 1. Photos by michael furman, courtesy rm private sales. It showcases some of the more exotic materials available to the coachbuilders of the day. Mercedesbenz 680 s roadster saoutchik 1928 ferdinand. Restored to perfection the saoutchik bodied 1928 mercedes benz 680s torpedo sport. Mercedesbenz 680 s torpedosport by saoutchik revivaler. Each day, sunday through friday, our editors will send you our hemmings find of the day along with news from the collector car hobby and featured classified ads. Paul andrews had sent the 2012 pebble beachwinning 1928 mercedes benz 680s saoutchik torpedo roadster from texas to italy. The stype chassis and drivetrain were designed by ferdinand porsche in 1927. Ordered in dove grey, it sported a dark red lizard skin interior, a disappearing top, and striking german silver trim on the fenders of its torpedo sport body, which was. This 1928 mercedes benz 680 s, complete with its lowslung torpedo roadster body by carrosserie j. Saoutchik, of paris, is a perfect example of coachbuilding of the late 1920s.
Even though it takes place during the pebble beach concours delegance the monterey classic car auction is still an established and most of. I had seen pictures of 100 pointscar in gold confetti at the world renowned golf resort, but the reality was so much better. Mercedesbenz 680s torpedo wins best of show at pebble beach. Mercedes 680s 26120280 s type torpedo roadster saoutchik 1928 the mercedes 680s torpedo roadster with body by saoutchik was seen during 2008 retromobile for the bonhams auctions. Saoutchik mercedes benz 680 s torpedo roadster 1928. Bathroom 360 degree rotating triangle shelf is exclusive designed. Saoutchikbodied 1928 mercedesbenz 680s at rm monterey. Saoutchik monterey the 2012 pebble beach best of show winner meticulous restoration by paul russell and company displayed at the 1929 new york auto salon one of only three shortwindshield examples built and the only known survivor. Saoutchik carrosserie was not only awarded a perfect score of 100 points at.