‘Count Trossi’ SSK Portfolio Paul Russell and Company

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Mercedes-Benz W06

1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count

Chassis No. 36038

Commission No.

Engine No. 77644

The ultimate Mercedes-Benz, the ‘S’ or ‘W-06’ cars were powered by a in-line six cylinder engine overhead camshaft, two updraft and dual ignition. Approximately 372 of Sport models were between 1927 and 1934. of them were SSKs Super Sport Kurz or short chassis two-seaters could reach 115 MPH with the factory body. The first specifically created to be driven on the and on the racetrack, it proved to be remarkably at such venues as LeMans, and the Mille Miglia.

The factory racing program was when this chassis was in 1930, leaving some available for installation on the last of the cars. Engine 77644 was with the higher compression and the renowned ‘elephant blower’, or The factory commission papers that chassis 36038 was to Tokyo as a chassis only in 1930, where it was unable to a buyer and returned to the factory. In it was delivered to the Mercedes-Benz sales in Milan, Carlo Saporiti.

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When we completed this in 1993, the information we had at the time that Sr. Saporiti had sold the SSK to Count Carlo Felice Further research by Historica compiled in 2009, has revealed the chassis was first sold to Sr. Maino. He had a spyder two-seater built for the chassis at Carrozzeria From December 1930 to chassis 36038 was raced at venues, from the Mille to hillclimbs, and newly uncovered ACI PRA Club d’Italia del Pubblico Automobilistico) documents show ownership changed multiple When Count Trossi it in June 1933, he had his own body for it. During our research for the restoration the family archives yielded two one from an unknown, independent and the Count’s personal sketches of an roadster without top, the Trossi’ SSK.

The magnificent car you see here could not been authentically restored the generous enthusiasm of prior and other collectors. For example, the layout is unlike any other Thanks to historical documents by Count Trossi’s daughter and we are able to see the layout of the dash in a taken in front of their home. We also have photographs kindly supplied by Mary Schaub, daughter of the man who it from 1954 to 1963. these sources and others, we able to verify that the painted reference marks on the have been there before the 1950s.

Chasing leads and digging for is one of the most important and least aspects of any restoration project. disassembly of the engine we noted many of the parts had been RB 1420-14 (an internal work number) by the factory. However, the stamped on the oil pan was not a match. With the of noted German collector Grashei, we conducted an extensive through many private and found the original oil pan. we negotiated an exchange in order to the correct oil pans to both SSK and to the engine in Germany.

We accomplished this challenging in collaboration with the current and his vision for this dramatic sports car. This effort was rewarded with of Show at the 1993 Pebble Concours d’Elegance and at the 1995 Brook Hall Concours The Count Trossi SSK has since honored by its inclusion in the ‘Moving exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Arts in 1995, the ‘Speed, Beauty’ exhibit at the Boston of Arts in 2005, and the ‘Art of the exhibit at the Mus#0233;e des Arts in 2011.

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