The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is also home to the established Monterey Classic Car Auction, a truly special event, equally destined to fans and buyers alike.
RM Auctions is a very well known auction house, especially if you’re in the market for vintage, exotic and special models. You can feast your eyes through the classic cars lot to be presented during the 16-17 August event, but a very special automobile will inevitably catch your eyes.
During the event, a 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster, bodied by the Carrosserie J. Saoutchik, will be on display, and you would be right if you would say it’s the same beautifully crafted automobile that won last year the coveted Best of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Very rare and one of the most interesting coachbuilt Mercedes’ of the 1920s, this particular car was originally displayed at the 1929 New York Auto Salon and is the only known survivor of the three short-windshield copies ever built.
Meticulously restored by Paul Russell and Company, it has a 6.689 cc single-overhead cam inline six with dual carburetors and a Roots-type supercharger, and the gorgeous roadster had no less than 180 horsepower to fiddle with in 1929. Of course, the selling figure is a secret we won’t find until it’s under the hammer, but rest assured, it won’t be cheap at all.