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Mercedes Benz 30 ssk 1929


Mercedes-Benz SSK

The Mercedes-Benz SSK is a roadster by German automobile manufacturer between 1928 and 1932. Its is an abbreviation of Super Sport . German for Super Sport as it was a short wheelbase development of the Mercedes-Benz S. The SSK’s extreme and numerous competitive successes it one of the most highly regarded cars of its era. [ 1 ] [ 2 ]

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Design and achievements [ ]

The SSK was the last car designed for Mercedes-Benz by the Ferdinand Porsche before he to found his own company. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] The SSK was based on the Mercedes-Benz S. but with the chassis by 19 inches (480 mm) to make the car and more agile for racing. [ 5 ] short races and hillclimbs. [ 6 ]

with a supercharged single camshaft 7-litre straight-6 [ 6 ] [ 7 ] producing 200–300 metric (150–220 kW ) and over 500 lb·ft N·m) of torque (depending on the of tune ), [ 7 ] the SSK had a top speed of up to 120 miles per (190 km/h), making it the car of its day. [ 8 ] The supercharger on the SSK’s was operated by a clutch that was by fully depressing the throttle and then giving the pedal an push. Backing off the throttle

disengaged the supercharger clutch. [ 6 ]

Mercedes Benz 30 ssk 1929

The SSK was driven to victory in numerous including in 1929 the 500 Miles of the 1929 and 1930 Cordoba Prix, the 1931 Argentine Prix, and, in the hands of Grand Prix racing Rudolf Caracciola. the 1929 Tourist Trophy race, the Irish Grand Prix, the German Grand Prix, and the Mille Miglia. [ 9 ] [ 10 ]

The S/SS/SSK was one of the nominees in the penultimate round of for the Car of the Century award in 1999, as by a panel of 132 motoring journalists and a internet vote. [ 11 ]

Authenticity and value [ edit ]

than 40 SSKs were during its production span, of about half were as Rennwagen (racing cars). [ 12 ] were crashed while and subsequently cannibalised for parts, and as a there are now almost 100 replicas components donated from vehicles. [ citation needed ] four or five entirely models remain, and their and rich heritage make among the most sought cars in the world; a 1929 was auctioned at Bonhams in Chichester in 2004 for £4.17 million million), making it the second expensive automobile ever at that time. [ 12 ] [ 13 ] Another a streamlined Count Trossi version (see photo at top of owned and restored by fashion Ralph Lauren. [ 14 ] has won best of at

both the 1993 Pebble Concours d’Elegance and the 2007 D’Eleganza Villa d’Este . [ 15 ] [ 16 ] [ 17 ]

Mercedes Benz 30 ssk 1929
Mercedes Benz 30 ssk 1929
Mercedes Benz 30 ssk 1929

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