Kidston 1933 MercedesBenz 380 Typ W22 Roadster

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Mercedes-Benz 380 W22

The property of the late Gunter

1933 Mercedes-Benz 380 Typ W22 Roadster

by Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen

Chassis no.

Engine no. 95280

Commissions no.

From the ownership of the original family

The sportiest design of seven roadsters made

shorter and lighter than the 500/540K roadster series

Restored to a high standard by the German specialists

Mercedes-Benz 380 W22

In 1931 the von family sold the last 20% of Opel AG to General Motors. A over a year later patriarch Wilhelm von Opel’s appeared on the commission (order) for a Mercedes-Benz to be delivered to his only Fritz Adam Hermann von best known for his daring at the controls of the rocket-powered RAKs, on land and in the air. A generation Fritz von Opel’s nephew, the Gunter Sachs no less and imaginative acquired his uncle’s 380 Roadster and commissioned a long restoration, only just to the highest standards of fit, function and materials.

It is the car now proudly presented by Kidston SA: Mercedes-Benz 380 Roadster, chassis ‘95280’, offered directly the ownership of Gunter Sachs.

The 380 was for just two years with 154 and 157 examples built. Just were lightweight open sporting roadsters bodied by Sindelfingen coachworks. The example here, ‘95280’, is probably the exceptional, the only known 380 that combines cutaway and full wings with the two-piece vee windscreen.

Constructed to the incomparable standards of of Mercedes-Benz’s Sindelfingen’s works, in Mercedes-Benz 380 Roadster ‘95280’ was completely re-skinned over its original framing and finished in Sachs’ preferred deep with rich tan leather and black cloth top. and appropriate black tires chrome Rudge Whitworth wheels. A discreet door on the side accesses luggage under the rear deck, shared with a secondary concealed under a removable Massive Carl Zeiss flank the Mercedes-Benz radiator set behind the front wheels and

Gunter Sachs spied his Mercedes-Benz 380 Roadster in an advert in Cars magazine in 1987 a mystery PO Box contact. He followed up and secured the car. A long restoration followed, completed by M-B supercharged eight specialists in Landshut, Bavaria. The car is supplied with a history file and German registration and has covered testing miles since of the restoration

A singular, sleek, elegant, automobile, its unique history, von family provenance and configuration it an important accession to any collection and a complement to other great classics of the Thirties.

Mercedes-Benz 380 W22
Mercedes-Benz 380 W22
Mercedes-Benz 380 W22
Mercedes-Benz 380 W22

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