Oneoff Mercedes 500K barn find discovered in South Central LA…

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Mercedes-Benz 500K W29

One-off Mercedes 500K find discovered in South LA salvage yard

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agriculturally inclined to build in the country, we don’t expect finds to turn up in the middle of a metropolis. Yet that’s been more regularly of late, and Michael Mraz has found example in South Central, Los a one-of-one Mercedes-Benz 1935 500K built especially for Arrows race driver Caraccioloa. It is pictured above in days, after having restored and displayed on the lawn at the Beach concours in the late

What’s amazing about the 500K, and tragic for car lovers, is it has a good deal of company: in a called Wheels of Fortune in the issue of Town Country Mraz found scaffolds of vintage metal in awful rusting outside in a parts called Porche Foreign They include:

. a pair of one-off prewar one of two Iso Grifo Spyders (designed and by Giotto Bizzarrini, who also has the 250 GTO on his rГ©sumГ©); one of 29 alloy-bodied Mercedes ; a couple of BMW 502s and 507s; a or so Lamborghini Miuras, with mighty V12 engines; and the last example of the seven Horch 855 Roadsters ever built, a once owned by Eva Braun was for a time on loan to the Audi in Germany. (Audi was founded by Horch.) Parked one on top of the other are upon dozens of Porsche carcasses.

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Porche Foreign Auto was in 1967 by a German butcher Rudi Klein, who bought the 500K after it was shown at in 1978. He took it to a Mercedes in Newport Beach in 1980, and it wouldn’t start he loaded it on a and took it home. It hasn’t seen since, outside of the yard.

Klein passed away, and his yard is overseen by his sons, who let any gawkers into to view the Even Mraz was denied But he spoke to folks who have the collection, and one said that are vehicles people have for decades and thought had been The head of the Mercedes Classic in Irvine believes the Caracciola could be worth more the 1937 540K Spezial that was auctioned for nearly $10 at last year’s RM Auctions at But we might never know.

Town Country doesn’t a proper website, so pick up the to read the piece and see what the world is missing. There’s a of it in the attached gallery, but be warned, not pleasant to see.

Mercedes-Benz 500K W29
Mercedes-Benz 500K W29
Mercedes-Benz 500K W29
Mercedes-Benz 500K W29
Mercedes-Benz 500K W29
Mercedes-Benz 500K W29

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