1935 Mercedes-Benz 500/540 K Cabriolet A by Sindelfingen Sep10

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500/540 K Cabriolet A by Sindel...

Chassis no. 105384 Engine no. 105384 Body no. 817605 Kommission no. 12847 115/180 bhp, 5,410 cc overhead-valve supercharged inline eight-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, double-wishbone independent front suspension with coil springs, swing axle rear suspension with coil springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes with vacuum-assist. Wheelbase: 129.5 in. One of 33 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet As built Upgraded to 540 K specification in period Fastidiously maintained and excellently presented The Mercedes-Benz 500 K was introduced at the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, more commonly referred to as the Berlin Motor Show, in March 1934. Although it was produced alongside the 380 K,...

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Deutsch Dämon – Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG Oct03

Deutsch Dämon – Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG

Supercharged 5.4L V8, 582hp, 590lb-ft, two seats, carbon fiber interior, four-point harnesses,  200mph, 1.35g lateral acceleration, 14.2″ rotors with 6-pot calipers, 100 examples produced (with only five in the States)… When you read a list like that, “silver Mercedes-Benz CLK” probably isn’t the first thing that pops into your mind. You wouldn’t be alone. My experience with the Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG was short. Much shorter than I would’ve liked, unfortunately. But it was also a unique experience. This particular CLK DTM AMG was trailing behind me in my 1967 AMC Rambler American on our way to the shoot. Suddenly, the Rambler sputtered and rolled into the left...

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1958 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Coupe Apr01

1958 Mercedes-Benz 3...

175 bhp, 2,996 cc overhead-cam fuel-injected inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, rear swing axles with coil springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 114.25 in. • The great Mercedes luxury car of the...

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1937 Mercedes-Benz 230 A Cabriolet Jul31

1937 Mercedes-Benz 230 A Cabriolet

On June 28th, 1926 Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie. became Daimler-Benz AG. Motor sport had been a strong tradition and was now pursued with increased vigor. Rudi Caracciola was the Mercedes-Benz racing star and he was winning races with the new Type K which evolved into the 500 and 540K. Less well known was the smaller version which was the 230. In 1936, the Mercedes-Benz 230 was the fourth in the series of Nibel designs that would form the mainstay of Mercedes-Benz production in the difficult years of the mid-1930s. The first of this line – the Mercedes-Benz 170 – had appeared in 1931. Although outwardly of conservative appearance, the revolutionary Mercedes-Benz 170 embodied Nibel’s...

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1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Jul14

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet ‘A’ Coachwork by Sindelfingen Chassis no. 169396 • 5.4-liter supercharged inline eight-cylinder • Four-speed manual transmission • Servo-assisted hydraulic brakes • Delightful patina • Two long-term owners • One of 83 540K Cabriolet ‘A’ built Together with its predecessor the 500K, the magnificent Mercedes-Benz 540K was arguably the most noteworthy production model offered by the Stuttgart firm during the 1930s. A development of the 500K, whose independently suspended chassis it shared, the 540K was powered by a 5.4-liter supercharged straight-eight engine. The 540K was one of the first models developed under Mercedes’ new chief...

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Cars and Coffee, September 2012 Dec15

Cars and Coffee, Sep...

Well, a little late to add these photos, but the September 2012 Scuderia Southwest Cars and Coffee had an amazing turnout, as usual. Far too nice of a turnout to not post more photos. While I love Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing in stripped down form and always enjoy seeing an Alfa Romeo...

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1955 300SL Gullwing Coupe Dec10

1955 300SL Gullwing Coupe

Probably no other car in the post-war era was more important to any manufacturer than the Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gullwing” coupes. Born and raised on the race track where greats like Juan Manual Fangio, Sir Stirling Moss and Phil Hill took these cars to victory after victory, they represented a new era of progress in West Germany and for the company represented by the tri-star and the Laurel. In October 1955, this stunning example rolled off the assembly line in Germany and was placed on a boat bound for the port of New York where it was delivered to its first owner. While the car was enjoyed, it was never mis-treated, accumulating about 65,000 miles before ending up in the hands of well known restorer...

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Cars and Coffee, July 2012 Jul07

Cars and Coffee, July 2012

After missing June’s monthly Cars and Coffee event in Scottsdale, Arizona, I knew I had to make it out to the July’s.  Like just about every month since its creation years ago, it didn’t disappoint. Click HERE to view the FULL GALLERY (22...

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Valley Sightings, December Dec29

Valley Sightings, December

Local Motors Rally Fighter Over the past couple months I’ve been trying to keep more of an eye out for random car sightings at times when I may be able to snap a quick shot.  Sometimes it takes a bit of looking, but other times they drive right up to me and are pretty damn hard to miss.  That was the case with this Local Motors Rally Fighter.  While I have seen a different Rally Fighter out at a couple of events, seeing one randomly on the street is a completely different experience.  Without question it has as much road presence as just about anything else I’ve ever seen out and about.  Interesting seeing such a big, burly car with a license plate filling up at the gas station.  How do you...

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Numerous New Shoots May31

Numerous New Shoots

1994 Ferrari 512 TR The Ferrari 512TR is greatly reworked and improved compared to the earlier Testarossa to the point in which it is almost an entirely new car. With the 512TR the engine’s output has been increased to 423hp (~ 37-47hp more than the earlier Testarossa) through higher compression pistons, Nikasil cylinder liners, larger intake valves, a revised intake system, Bosch engine management and a revised exhaust system. This particular 512TR’s output has been further increased with a Capristo Level 3 exhaust. The 512TR’s handling has been greatly improved when compared to the Testarossa by repositioning the engine and gearbox along with lower profile tires, revised shocks and quicker...

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