A 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S has managed to win the ‘Best in Show’ award during this edition of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
According to the organizers of the event, more than 220 vehicles were displayed during the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, but the big prize was one by a very rare Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster. This is the first win for a Mercedes-Benz vehicle after 2001.
“Mercedes-Benz vehicles always achieve top prices at international auctions. And the Special Roadster is one of the most coveted cars among prominent collectors”, said the head of Mercedes-Benz Classic, Michael Bock.
The 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster in question is powered by a massive 6.8 liter supercharged engine. The model has been designed by a French coach builder, named Jacques Saoutchik, and it’s now owned by Paul & Judy Andrews, who live in Texas.
The impressive vehicle has stayed in a garage for 30 years after its original owner has died and, in order to look like it does today, it went through a complete restoration, being sold after that at an auction during the 1980s. The current owner has bought the 680S in 2010.